Immigration Law

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Visa Overstays Outnumber Illegal Border Crossers Again; Undocumented Population Continues to Fall
Posted on 16 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Warren, Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 2019 "This report presents estimates of the US undocumented population for 2017 derived by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS). It focuses on the steep decline in the undocumented... Read More

Trump Tipped His Undocumented Golf Club Housekeeper in Cash
Posted on 6 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2018 - "During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf... Read More

Sergio Garcia Sworn In As California Lawyer
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"He’s living in California illegally, but now he can legally practice law. California has allowed an undocumented immigrant into the state bar. His swearing-in ceremony was today, following a legal debate decades in the making. The steps of... Read More

Drop in Undocumented Population Continues
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CMS, Jan. 20, 2016 - " In a critical new report released today, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) finds that the US undocumented population has fallen below 11 million for the first time since 2004. The report also offers evidence... Read More

Bar Exam Passed, Immigrant Still Can’t Practice Law
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Cesar Vargas seemed to have checked all the right boxes in his quest to become a lawyer in New York State. He made honors at both college and law school in New York City, his home since coming to the United States from Mexico at age 5. He interned... Read More

NY Restaurant Chain Denied Immigration Docs In FLSA Suit - Law360
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 8, 2015 - " Alice's Tea Cup LLC, a Manhattan cafe chain that has been sued by workers claiming they were stiffed on overtime pay, cannot obtain discovery of information related to the workers' immigration status or tax returns... Read More

Cal. Sup. Ct. Admits Sergio Garcia to Bar
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In light of the recently enacted state legislation, we conclude that the Committee‟s motion to admit Garcia to the State Bar should be granted. The new legislation removes any potential statutory obstacle to Garcia‟s admission posed by section 1621... Read More

The Broader Lesson From Garcia's Fight To Practice
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Besides the important ruling that allows for the admission of Garcia to the bar, the case reveals the daunting real-world challenges facing undocumented immigrants who were raised and educated in this country, and who are undeniably American in... Read More

List of Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"2013-2014 SCHOLARSHIP LIST AND GUIDE This carefully researched list contains 52 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for immigrant students that don't have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice... Read More

Cal. Sup. Ct. to Release Garcia Decision on Jan. 2, 2014
Posted on 1 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In re GARCIA (SERGIO C.) ON ADMISSION, S202512, Argued in San Francisco 9-04-13 In this proceeding, the court ordered the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to show cause before this court why its motion to admit applicant... Read More

The Good, the Bad, and the Undocumented College Students: 2011 State and Federal Developments
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center -"There have been many recent changes in the college law provisions of both accomodationist and restrictionist residency policies. In fact, there have been so many that it is hard to tell the... Read More

The Prospects and Challenges of Educational Reform for Latino Undocumented Children: An Essay Examining Alabama’s H.B. 56 and Other State Immigration Measures
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This essay analyzes the provisions of Alabama’s recent anti-illegal immigration law that affect the education of undocumented children and examines their constitutionality in view of current federal law, as embodied in Plyler v. Doe... Read More

Wisc. FMLA Protects Undocumented Worker: Burlington Graphic Systems
Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Burlington argues that an employer cannot violate the Wisconsin FMLA by discharging an undocumented worker as that worker has no right to employment in the first instance and federal immigration law mandates the discharge. We disagree. Federal immigration... Read More

$1M Federal Jury Verdict for Injured Undocumented Worker: Romero v. Reiman Corp. (D. Wyo.)
Posted on 25 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Denver attorney James E. Gigax writes: "This will summarize a jury verdict rendered on Friday April 27, 2012, in U.S. District Court (D.Wyo.). Omar Romero's Wyoming work comp claim was denied because he was undocumented, so we sued his employer... Read More

Mary Sanchez: Texas has dealt well with tuition policy for undocumented students
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Texas is dealing pragmatically and humanely with a consequence of failed federal immigration policy. Are you listening Mitt Romney? If the GOP nominates and the nation elects to the White House, a candidate who misunderstands these basic facts... Read More