Immigration Law

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Immigration Detainers at Forefront in Travis County [Austin, TX] Sheriff Race
Posted on 7 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In Travis County, which many consider the liberal hub of Texas, a controversial immigration-enforcement policy is at the forefront of the sheriff’s race." - Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, May 7, 2012 . [The issue is whether... Read More

Will Travis County (Austin, TX) Be Sued For Participating in ICE Immigration Holds?
Posted on 10 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Barbara Hines, co-director of UT-Austin’s Immigration Clinic , is one of the dozens of attorneys who delivered a letter to Travis County Commissioners warning they may be sued for participating in Secure Communities. "An ICE detainer... Read More

TRO Halts Licensing of Texas Immigration Jails for Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Virginia Alvino, Texas Public Radio, Nov. 2, 2015 - "A state judge has temporarily halted efforts for two Texas immigration detention centers to be licensed as child care facilities. That's put the future of the centers in Dilley and Karnes in... Read More

Limit Use of ICE Detainers: Barbara Hines
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Compliance with the ICE detainer system is a destructive policy for our community for many reasons. While ICE touts Secure Communities as a tool to target immigrants with serious criminal histories for deportation, the evidence starkly contradicts... Read More