Immigration Law

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Locking Up Refugee Moms, Kids is Just Wrong: Careen Shannon
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Careen Shannon writes : "I have recently returned from volunteering my legal services during the last full week of operation of the misleadingly-named Artesia Family Residential Center, which is actually a makeshift detention facility for migrant... Read More

Stop Calling People 'Aliens'
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The use of the word “illegal” to describe non-citizens who are present in the United States without authorization is finally beginning to die a much-deserved death, at least in the mainstream press. ... Despite this trend, the term “alien”... Read More

Tags: shannon , illegal , alien

Edward Snowden and the Politics of Asylum: Careen Shannon
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If Snowden cannot demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution based on either social group or political opinion, might a nation somewhere in the world still opt to grant him permanent asylum, just as Russia has done on a temporary basis? The... Read More

An Alien By Any Other Name...
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Referring to immigrants as “aliens,” when “alien” is commonly understood to be derogatory (whether because it means foreign, or strange, or brings images of extraterrestrial space creatures to mind), not only reflects immigrants’... Read More

Tags: shannon , alien

Why Are Immigration Lawyers So Happy?
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]hy do we think immigration lawyers are different? Notwithstanding the innovative use of technology to simplify and automate many of the more mundane aspects of law practice, including gathering information, tracking deadlines and completing forms... Read More

Immigration Reform Must Redress the Current Law's Gender Biases
Posted on 23 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As documented in a report (“ Gendered Paths to Legal Status ”) issued by the Immigration Policy Council, immigration laws which appear gender neutral “actually contain gender biases that create barriers for many women trying to... Read More

Immigration Voices - Careen Shannon: "Stop the Birther Nonsense Now"
Posted on 10 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli writes: " Today's post comes from the prodigious and talented Careen Shannon , a frequent guest blogger and blogger in her own right , who is Of Counsel at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and an Adjunct Professor... Read More

My Eye-Opening Visit to an Immigration Jail - Careen Shannon
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We had been warned about the awful smell outside the detention center, though we were also told that it probably wouldn’t be too bad on this cool autumn day. I still wasn’t prepared for what hit me. As soon as the detention facility... Read More