Immigration Law

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CA9 Upholds Saravia Preliminary Injunction
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Saravia v. Sessions , court staff summary - "In an action arising from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s rearrest and detention of noncitizens who came to this country as unaccompanied minors, the panel affirmed the district court’s... Read More

Complaint Filed Against Chief Immigration Judge
Posted on 23 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan S. Johnson, Dec. 22, 2017 - "The following complaint was filed today against Chief Immigration Judge, MaryBeth Keller for ordering immigration judges to disregard special legal protections for unaccompanied children as mandated by 8 USC 1232... Read More

Lawyer Files Disciplinary Complaint Against Chief Immigration Judge
Posted on 29 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 28, 2017 - "On December 22, New York attorney Bryan S. Johnson filed a complaint with the Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Conduct and Professionalism against Chief Immigration Judge MaryBeth Keller. The basis for the... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Interim Rule: Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for “T” Nonimmigrant Status
Posted on 17 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking seeking T nonimmigrant... Read More

EOIR GenCou Legal Opinion, Unaccompanied Alien Child, TVPRA (Sept. 19, 2017)
Posted on 29 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sept. 19, 2017, EOIR General Counsel - "You have asked the Office of General Counsel ("OGC") for a legal opinion addressing two issues: (I) whether the Department of Homeland Security's ("DHS") determination regarding an alien's... Read More

Open Letter to White House from Law Professors on Unaccompanied Central American Children
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We are a group of professors and researchers with experience teaching and practicing in the areas of immigration, human rights, and international law, primarily at U.S. universities, colleges, and law schools. We write to offer our counsel to you... Read More

Cornyn-Cuellar Bill Trades Safety for Expediency
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Several recently-introduced proposals, such as the HUMANE Act introduced by Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Cuellar, would put vulnerable children in harm’s way by stripping away critical protections in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization... Read More