Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Waiving Due Process (Goodbye): Stipulated Orders of Removal and the Crisis in Immigration Adjudication
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In recent years, an increasing number of deportations have taken place through a little-known procedure called stipulated removal, in which a noncitizen agrees to the entry of a formal removal order while waiving the right to an in-person... Read More

Unpub. BIA Stipulated Removal Victory: Matter of Ayala-Chan
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this unpublished decision by Member Charles Adkins-Blanch, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) vacates a stipulated order of removal upon finding the respondent, who was unrepresented and never appeared before an Immigration Judge, did not... Read More

ICE puts Stipulated Removal program on ice
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal immigration officials have quietly backed away from a program in Arizona and other Western states aimed at quickly and efficiently deporting [unauthorized] immigrants rather than keeping them in costly detention centers. Tens of thousands... Read More

ICE Abuse of Stipulated Removal Process Against Alleged Gang Members
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Another blockbuster blogging / reporting feat of strength by Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, who writes: "Federal agents deployed through a special "Gang Surge Operation" have been arresting and deporting people based solely on unreviewed allegations... Read More