Immigration Law

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Groups File Immigration 'Rocket Docket' FOIA Lawsuit Against Feds
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNS, Feb. 3, 2016 - "The Department of Justice makes it harder for vulnerable children and families to avoid deportation by hiding its priority immigration docketing policies from the public, the American Immigration Lawyers Association claims in... Read More

Feds Planning Massive Family Immigration Jail in South Texas
Posted on 6 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal officials are planning a new for-profit family detention lockup for immigrant children and their parents in South Texas. The 2,400-bed “South Texas Family Detention Center”—as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is... Read More

Texas Mulls Licensure of Immigration Jails for Refugee Kids, Moms
Posted on 31 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 29, 2016 - "The speakers trekked to the podium one after another, simultaneously lambasting and pleading with a panel of child protection officials weighing the fate of thousands of immigrant mothers and... Read More

Groups Sue Feds Over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Kids in Immigration Court
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the... Read More

Inside the Administration's $1 Billion Deal to Detain Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 15 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chico Harlan & Priscila Mosqueda, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2016 - "As Central Americans surged across the U.S. border two years ago, the Obama administration skipped the standard public bidding process and agreed to a deal that offered generous... Read More

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This past summer, the "border kids"— tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras detained after crossing into the United States—became the country's latest immigration crisis. Aid... Read More

15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship - IJJ
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting its annual fellowship training... Read More

Refugee Kids Face Uneven Justice
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After fleeing Central America, child migrants now face a very uneven brand of justice in U.S. immigration courts, where access to a lawyer and the location of the court itself are often the deciding variables in who stays and who doesn’t.... Read More

Ninth Circuit Panel Urges Feds to Work with Lawyers for Refugee Kids
Posted on 9 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Rogers, Politico, July 7, 2016 - "Unhappy with the choices before them, a three-judge federal appeals court panel urged the Justice Department and migrant-rights lawyers to work together more to try to reach some resolution on the question... Read More

Saving Child Migrants While Saving Ourselves - Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt (Ret.)
Posted on 18 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul Wickham Schmidt, Oct. 12, 2016 - "They cross deserts, rivers, and territories controlled by corrupt governments, violent gangs, and drug cartels. They pass through borders, foreign countries, different languages and dialects, and changing cultures... Read More

Journalists to Focus on Immigrant Children, Families
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One in four children in the United States is an immigrant or the child of immigrants. They are the fastest growing group of American children, accounting for nearly the entire growth in the U.S. child population over the past two decades. The issues... Read More

The Border Children: They Are Not Criminals and They Need Counsel - Geoffrey A. Hoffman
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Our nation's response to this humanitarian crisis at the border has not been clear or coherent. From the right and left the voices which have defined the debate have been guilty of the same underlying misconception: that these children must... 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

Refugee Kids Find Mixed Results in Texas
Posted on 5 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Jan. 4, 2015 - "The handwritten paper sign inside the temporary shelter elevated the hope of the freshly arrived migrant boys: “United we are invincible.” ​But by the end of the day, other Central... 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

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