Immigration Law

Recent Posts

ICON Seeks Family Reunification, Due Process
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigrant Connection Project (ICON) "Are you an immigrant parent who has been separated from your child(ren) and is trying to reconnect? Are you a legal services provider who knows a parent looking for their child? The Immigrant Connection... Read More

New York Program Makes Huge Difference in Immigration Court Outcomes
Posted on 9 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, VOX, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Soon, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in one of a dozen cities — including New York, Chicago, Oakland, California, and Atlanta — will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court... Read More

More Jurisdictions To Provide Legal Defense For Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation
Posted on 13 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jose Olivares, NPR, Nov. 12, 2017 - "While the Trump administration continues the federal government's already-massive deportation program, 11 cities and counties will be joining the list of jurisdictions providing legal defense for undocumented... Read More

Sessions 'Pauses' Legal Orientation Program for Detained Immigrants
Posted on 11 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, Apr. 10, 2018 - "The U.S. immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the program’s cost-effectiveness, a... Read More

Report: No Evidence that Criminal Prosecution Deters Migration
Posted on 10 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vera Institute of Justice, June 2018 - "The mass criminal prosecution and incarceration of people entering the country without authorization along the Southwest border has been acclaimed as a success in deterring others from making the same journey... Read More

NY State Becomes First in the Nation to Provide Lawyers for All Immigrants Detained and Facing Deportation
Posted on 9 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vera Institute of Justice, Apr. 7, 2017 - "The Vera Institute of Justice and partner organizations today announced that detained New Yorkers in all upstate immigration courts will now be eligible to receive legal counsel during deportation proceedings... Read More

WHAT THE THIRD CIRCUIT MISSED IN VERA, PART TWO: A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF WHY ACCEPTING UNREFUTED BUT UNSUPPORTED GOVERNMENT ASSERTIONS IS PROBLEMATIC
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As explained in my previous blog post, the assertion of lack of prejudice that formed an important part of the Third Circuit’s initial decision in Vera was based on an error. It has now become apparent that the presumption of a proper waiver... Read More

The Prejudice Caused by Summary Removal After Visa Waiver Admission: What the Third Circuit Missed in Vera and Bradley
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In its decision earlier this month in the case of Vera v. Attorney General of the U.S ., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a woman who had entered the United States at the age of 12 under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP... Read More