Immigration Law

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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

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

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

Video: Immigration and Executive Power (Cornell Law School Panel, Sept. 8, 2017)
Posted on 8 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Link to video - Cornell Law School, Sept. 8, 2017. Moderated by Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr . "The panelists were three eminent constitutional scholars: Michael Dorf from Cornell, Ilya Somin from George Mason, and Eric Posner from the University... Read More

Video: Angelo Paparelli on Why and How More Open Immigration Regulations Can Boost the U.S. Economy
Posted on 30 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nowadays, whenever we hear about immigration in the news it is almost always a result of controversy over new and extremely strict immigration regulations. Of course, we’re talking about regulations like the ones in place in Arizona... Read More

Immigration Law and Executive Power - C-SPAN Video
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Panelists (Jill Family,Marshall Fitz, Margaret D. Stock, Shoba Wadhia) talked about executive branch powers regarding immigration law. They discussed the politics of immigration, the concept of prosecutorial discretion, and possible Obama administration... Read More