Immigration Law

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IJ Eileen Trujillo Recognizes “Women in Mexico” as PSG, Finds Nexus, Grants Asylum, Distinguishes A-B-
Posted on 22 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul W. Schmidt, Mar. 21, 2019 "JUSTICE PREVAILS AGAIN IN IMMIGRATION COURTS EVEN IN THE “POST-A-B-“ ERA — Outstanding Analysis By Judge Eileen Trujillo Of The U.S. Immigration Court In Denver, CO, Recognizes “Women In Mexico”... Read More

Latest State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Fail Refugee Women
Posted on 5 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jason Dzubow, May 2, 2018 - "The 2017 State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices is out, and the news is not good. The Report makes clear that the Department of State (“DOS”) has joined our government’s effort to... Read More

Why immigration is a major issue for women
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On the House side, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D.-Calif., formed a Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, whose members have been delivering speeches and sending colleagues letters about women and immigration. Politically, both... Read More

TRAC Report: Potential Impact of Immigration Raids Targeting Women with Children
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Jan. 14, 2016 - " Earlier this month the Obama Administration announced immigration raids that would be targeting women and children. While ICE has not released figures on the number of families that could potentially be targeted in future... Read More

Tags: report , women , TRAC , Children , raids

TRAC: Legal Representation Makes 14X Difference in 'Women with Children' Immigration Court Cases
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Results continue to show that the single most important factor in determining outcome is whether or not these individuals are represented in their court proceedings. For cases concluded thus far, the odds of being allowed to remain in this country... Read More

IJ: 'Women in El Salvador' a Social Group for Asylum
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Respondent has demonstrated that she is a member of the particular social group consisting of "women in EI Salvador" and that the persecution she fears is on account of her membership in that group. ... Respondent has a well-founded fear... Read More

Asylum Granted by Cleveland IJ: Guatemalan Women Unable to Leave Common-Law Marriage
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Respondent has established that Guatemalan women who are unable to leave a common law relationship is a particular social group. ... Considering these actions in context with the fact that most such violence in Guatemala is motivated by gender,... Read More

For Undocumented Women, Farm Work Rife With Harassment
Posted on 19 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Hundreds of thousands of women and girls working on the nation’s farms and in packing houses face the threat of sexual violence and harassment, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch recently... Read More

When Women Were Aliens: The Neglected History of Derivative Marital Citizenship
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, in virtually every country in the world, women who married foreign men were stripped of their citizenship, and turned into aliens in their own country. Marital denaturalization laws were supported... Read More

Walls, No. Opportunities for Women Abroad, Yes.
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The United States is spending billions on walls that don’t really keep migrants out (a University of California, San Diego, study showed that 97 percent of migrants who want to cross the border eventually get through), and on locking up and... Read More

Tags: Borders , walls , women , nazario