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Daniel M. Kowalski
Immigration advocate to lead House panel

"As an immigration lawyer in northern California, Zoe Lofgren helped struggling immigrant farm workers keep their families together and stay in the United States. Now, years later, the Democratic representative from San Jose is poised to take over...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Pizza Chain Takes Pesos, and Complaints

"Antonio Swad, president and founder of Pizza Patrón, said he was surprised by the outcry. ?I certainly wasn?t expecting ?pizza for pesos? to become a touchstone for the immigration issue,? Mr. Swad said. It was nothing more than an effort to ?reinforce...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Ninth Circuit on Equitable Tolling

"Because we conclude that the Kumars reasonably relied on the assurances of their representative that the dismissed proceedings would be reopened, and that the unknown attorney's signature would not have put reasonable persons in the Kumars'...

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Haw. Rev. Stat. § 707-712(1)(a) is not a crime of violence

"Because the "full range of conduct" covered by the statute of conviction includes merely reckless conduct, United States v. Baron-Medina, 187 F.3d 1144, 1146 (9th Cir. 1999), Fernandez-Ruiz compels the conclusion that Haw. Rev. Stat....

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Withholding/CAT Victory for Michigan Clinic

"Because the BIA applied an improper legal standard, one that required Grijalva to show a pattern and practice of persecution "adopted by the government," its decision denying Grijalva's claim for withholding of removal and affirming...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Second Circuit on Albania

"[T]he IJ's error in evaluating Shyti's past persecution claim affected his assessment of his future persecution claim, and this issue must be revisited upon remand." Shyti v. INS, Jan. 10, 2007. Shyti 2 1-10-07.pdf

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