Immigration Law

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Expert: Changing ICE Like Steering An Ocean Liner
Posted on 15 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Will Bunch, Philadelphia Enquirer, Feb. 15, 2021 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, a longtime immigration expert who teaches at Cornell Law School , told me this week in an email interview that Biden faces a long road in undoing Trump’s immigration policies... Read More

Tags: Biden , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: ICE Actions Frustrate Sanctuary Jurisdictions
Posted on 8 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katie Mettler and Rachel Chason, Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2020 "A Maryland immigrant hoped to delay his deportation until Biden took office. It didn’t work. ... “Edgar has been in this county 20 years, has three American-born children... Read More

Experts: ICE International Student Rule Sparks Fear, Confusion
Posted on 9 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2020 " Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued in federal court Wednesday to try to block a new Trump administration policy that would prohibit international students in... Read More

Expert: Under Trump, ICE Can 'Round Up Anybody'
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times, July 26, 2019 "Despite Trump’s claims, ICE is arresting way more immigrants without criminal records — especially in Florida. In Florida, arrests of undocumented immigrants without prior... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: Raid Targets Have Rights
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, July 11, 2019 "U.S. officials reportedly plan to start immigration raids on Sunday and are expected to target at least 2,000 undocumented people for whom deportation orders have been issued, some as a result of their failure... Read More

Tags: ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: Local Law Enforcement Might Contact ICE, Depending on Situation
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 31, 2018 - "The arrest of an undocumented immigrant in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Stanislaus County has raised questions about whether the killing had any connection to state or local sanctuary... Read More

Expert: ICE Tactics 'Instill Fear'
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Valerie Bauman, Daily Mail UK, July 25, 2018 - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018, according to new federal data. Since October 1, 2017 –... Read More

Expert: Immigrants Fearful of Reporting Crimes to Police Due to ICE Tactics
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, NBC News, July 25, 2018 - "Federal immigration agents have used more aggressive tactics since a January 2017 executive order by President Donald Trump that broadened their authority, a New York immigrant advocacy group alleges. ... "ICE... Read More

Expert: Chances of Abolishing ICE 'Slim to None'
Posted on 3 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Bacon, USA Today, June 27, 2018 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University Law School who has written extensively on immigration law, said ICE isn't going anywhere soon. It's detractors, he said, don't have the votes... Read More

Tags: ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'
Posted on 2 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for... Read More

Expert: ICE Needs Warrant for Arrest on Private Property
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse Post-Standard, Apr. 18, 2018 - "John Collins was standing outside the milk house at his dairy farm this morning when he heard yelling coming from inside. He ran in, he says, and saw his worker, Marcial de Leon Aguilar... Read More

Expert: Rabgir Habeas Writ 'Groundbreaking'
Posted on 30 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Liz Robbins, New York Times, Jan. 29, 2018 - "In an impassioned rebuke of the Trump administration’s immigration practices, a Federal District Court judge in Manhattan Monday ordered the immediate release of the immigrant rights activist Ravi... Read More

Strategic Use of Expedited Removal Authority - 2011 ICE Memo
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Thanks to a FOIA request filed for LexisNexis by Steve Yale-Loehr , this April 5, 2011 ICE memo has been uncovered. ICE Policy # 11009.1 April 5, 2011 Read More

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas... Read More

Expert: ICE 'Sensitive Locations' Label 'Largely Symbolic'
Posted on 10 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tim Henderson, Governing, May 10, 2017 - "[A]n ICE policy, held over from the Obama administration, ... discourages raids in what the agency calls “sensitive locations” including churches, hospitals, schools and college campuses, without... Read More