Immigration Law

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"Age Out" Victory Against ICE: Garcia Ramirez v. ICE
Posted on 22 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER - "When minors lacking immigration status arrive in the United States without parents or other guardians, they are designated UACs and are placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of... Read More

Agreement Between El Salvador and U.S.
Posted on 21 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 22, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security is publishing the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador for Cooperation... Read More

CADC on Unaccompanied Minors, ORR and Abortion: J.D. v. Azar
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

J.D. v. Azar "Under binding Supreme Court precedent, a person has a constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy before fetal viability, and the government cannot unduly burden her decision. The government accepts the applicability of that settled... Read More

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

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