Immigration Law

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NIPNLG Practice Advisory: Video Hearings in Immigration Court: “Knotty” Issues of Venue and Choice of Law
Posted on 23 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Dec. 21, 2022 "This Practice Advisory will explain the different choices available for which circuit court should have venue over VTC removal hearings, and accordingly which circuit’s law applies. It will then discuss significant... Read More

Memo: EOIR Director David Neal on Internet-Based Hearings (Aug. 11, 2022)
Posted on 16 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 11, 2022 "... This memorandum discusses internet-based hearings and sets out guidelines to apply to such hearings across the immigration courts going forward. ..." Read More

DOJ OIG on Video Immigration Hearings
Posted on 22 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Limited-Scope Inspection and Review of Video Teleconference Use for Immigration Hearings "Results in Brief: We found that, while EOIR has generally improved and expanded its virtual hearing technology and capabilities, there continue to be important... Read More

The Nightmare of Video Immigration Court Hearings
Posted on 8 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gaby Del Valle, The Verge, Sept. 8, 2020 "... Samuel had traversed 12 countries across three continents to get to his family in Boston. In Tijuana, within spitting distance of the US, he was forced to stop. While he waited, other migrants explained... Read More

Mass Video Tent Courts for Detained Border Asylum Applicants?
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Debbie Nathan, The Intercept, June 28, 2019 "A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION program that banishes asylum-seekers to perilous Mexican border cities could expand exponentially — and disastrously — with a new plan to hold mass video proceedings... Read More

ICE Attorneys in Manhattan Use Video to 'Appear' in Immigration Court 20 Blocks Away
Posted on 19 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth Fertig, WNYC, Apr. 18, 2019 "The trip from Federal Plaza to the intersection of Varick and Houston Streets can be done in less than 30 minutes when walking west and taking the uptown 1 train. But for the government’s immigration trial... Read More

New York Lawsuit Challenges Replacement of Immigration Court Hearings with Video Technology
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Zhang, Andrew Patterson, Lawfareblog, March 5, 2019 "In the latest salvo in a long debate over the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) technology in immigration courts, several legal aid organizations filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb... Read More

Border Patrol Union Endorses Extremist Video Featuring White Nationalists
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Intercept, Oct. 23, 2018 - "The National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents across the country, is featured in a new video that includes white nationalists and anti-Muslim extremists. The video... Read More

Video Series: Best Practices in Representing Asylum Seekers
Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Best Practices in Representing Asylum Seekers - "This video series, written and directed by Professor Michele Pistone, Villanova University, walks you through the preparation for an asylum case before the immigration courts. The video was made possible... Read More

Rocket Docket Immigration Court Hearings for Refugee Children (Video)
Posted on 5 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"AILA Southern California Chair Heather Poole joins us to discuss due process violations happening as California accelerates master calendar notifications for unaccompanied children." - AILA, Aug. 5, 2014 . Read More

Concerns Over L-1B Adjudications: Video
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To help with potential challenges to L-1 adjudications, AILA president Doug Stump asks that examples be sent to" - AILA YouTube Quicktake, Oct. 9, 2013 . Read More

Tags: l-1b , aila , video , stump

The Immigration Law Nerd Channel: Categorical Analysis of Immigration Consequences
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A 6-minute intro to the strict categorical analysis that determines whether a state (or other) conviction will have federal immigration consequences under United States immigration law. By Maureen A. Sweeney , University of Maryland Carey School of Law... Read More

Immigration Court Practice Manual Update
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR writes: "The Practice Manual Committee has updated Chapter 4.15(o)(ii) (Video Testimony), page 74 , of the [Immigration Court] Practice Manual." Read More

JEFM v. Holder Update (Oral Argument; Amended Complaint)
Posted on 15 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Link to the video of the Sept. 3, 2014 oral argument here . Link to the amended complaint, filed Sept. 3, 2014, here . Read More

A Necessary Tear-Jerker: The Dream Is Now (Video)
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The full 30-minute video is now online here . "The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that's being made in real time, as this debate is unfolding, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for 'Superman', An... Read More