Immigration Law

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BIA on UAC Jurisdiction: Matter of M-A-C-O-, 27 I&N Dec. 477 (BIA 2018)
Posted on 17 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of M-A-C-O-, 27 I&N Dec. 477 (BIA 2018) An Immigration Judge has initial jurisdiction over an asylum application filed by a respondent who was previously determined to be an unaccompanied alien child but who turned 18 before filing the application... Read More

Flowchart and List of Resources from ILRC on UACs
Posted on 20 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Confused about what happens when kids and moms from Central America cross the border? The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has a helpful flowchart and list of resources . Read More

UTEP Study on UACs
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Center for Border Security and Immigration, The University of Texas at El Paso Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Project, March 20, 2014 . Read More

Tags: UTEP , uac , study

Advance Copy of ORR Notice Providing $9M for Direct Legal Representation of UACs
Posted on 1 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Carroll at the Houston Chronicle reports that this Notice [emphasis added] will appear soon in the Federal Register: 4184-45-P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families CFDA Number: 93.676 Announcement... Read More

UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN: Actions Needed to Ensure Children Receive Required Care in DHS Custody - GAO
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued policies and procedures to evaluate, or screen, unaccompanied alien children (UAC)—those under 18 years old with no lawful... Read More

Tags: care , uac , Children , DHS , GAO

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions
Posted on 14 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The phenomenon of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, typically after an arduous and often dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, has reached a crisis proportion, with a 90 percent spike in arrivals from last... Read More

USCIS Responds to CISOMB on UAC Asylum Process
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

R esponses to Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Recommendations , "Ensuring a Fair and Effective Asylum Process for Unaccompanied Children" - USCIS, Apr. 11, 2013 . Read More

ORR Grant Announcement: Legal Services to Refugees Under the Unaccompanied Alien Children’s Program
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"HHS is proposing a $9 million direct legal representation project that will provide representation to 2,600 unaccompanied children throughout their immigration proceedings. In order to implement this Departmental priority, ORR is awarding supplemental... Read More

Advance Copy of ORR Announcement: Money for Direct Legal Representation for UACs
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Unaccompanied Alien Children’s program ensures the appropriate placement of all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) UAC referrals within specified timeframes and requires that a range of custodial/residential shelter care and services... 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