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Daniel M. Kowalski
20 Years Ago, U.S. Marines Shot and Killed This U.S. Citizen on American Soil - Remembering Esequiel Hernández, Jr.

Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Tiwari v. Mattis Update (May 19, 2017)

New pleadings filed in Tiwari v. Mattis on May 18-19, 2017 here . Hats off to Margaret Stock , Neil O'Donnell and Joe Shaeffer .

Daniel M. Kowalski
"Paranoid" Pentagon Has "Destroyed" MAVNI Program

Alex Horton, Stars & Stripes, May 18, 2017 - "Earlier this spring, Dr. Kusuma Nio was anticipating two things in May. The trauma surgeon hoped to deploy with his Army Reserve unit to Afghanistan, where his expertise in treating catastrophic injuries...

Daniel M. Kowalski
BIA on Bosnian War, Persecutor Bar, Evidence, Burden of Proof: Matter of M-B-C-, 27 I&N Dec. 31 (BIA 2017)

Matter of M-B-C-, 27 I&N Dec. 31 (BIA 2017) - Where the record contains some evidence from which a reasonable factfinder could conclude that one or more grounds for mandatory denial of an application for relief may apply, the alien bears the burden...

Daniel M. Kowalski
$225K Settlement in Wa. I-9 Tussle: Wa. Potato Co. & Pasco Processing

DOJ, May 17, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company and Pasco Processing, LLC, which operate a fruit and vegetable processing facility located in Pasco, Washington. The...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Nationwide TRO Blocks EOIR Cease-and-Desist Letter: NWIRP v. Sessions

"The Court finds that NWIRP met its burden to show that it is immediately and irreparably harmed, and will continue to be so harmed, as a result of EOIR’s enforcement of 8 C.F.R. § 1003.102(t) against NWIRP attorneys. NWIRP’s constitutional...