Immigration Law

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BIA on Willful Misrepresentation: Matter of A.J. Valdez and Z. Valdez, 27 I&N Dec. 496 (BIA 2018)
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of A.J. Valdez and Z. Valdez, 27 I&N Dec. 496 (BIA 2018) (1) An alien makes a willful misrepresentation under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(6)(C)(i) (2012), when he or she knows of... Read More

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Dallas County, Sheriff Lupe Valdez over Immigration Holds, Bonds
Posted on 27 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 27, 2015 - "A federal civil rights suit was filed yesterday by 16 plaintiffs against Dallas County and Sheriff Lupe Valdez over bonds and the use of immigration holds requested by U.S. Immigration and... Read More

Video: Crossing the Line - A Marriage Across Borders
Posted on 18 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Linda Valdez, Aug. 14, 2016 - "I’m coming up on the 28th anniversary of my marriage to Sixto, who came across the border illegally. We were married two weeks later. Our love story is the antidote to the ugly rhetoric about Mexico and Mexican... Read More

Make Border Deaths Part of Immigration Debate
Posted on 7 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"People on a quest for a better life are not stopped by border infrastructure — unless it kills them. And it too often does. The boots-on-the-ground enforcement experts see the real problem. “We all know that illegal immigration is a... Read More

Fewer Crossing, More Dying: Our Deadly Border
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Death stalks the borderlands. But the dead aren't considered worthy of much notice. By the end of August, the bodies of 122 illegal border crossers had been found in Arizona's southern deserts. Border Patrol apprehensions dropped 75 percent... Read More

Another District Court Rejects Matter of Rojas: Valdez v. Terry
Posted on 21 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[R]egardless of how many district courts have followed or rejected the BIA’s decision in Matter of Rojas, those decisions are not binding on this Court and the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the mandatory detention provision in... Read More

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