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Daniel M. Kowalski
Fifth Circuit on "Crime of Violence"

"Villegas-Hernandez?s prior conviction was not a felony under either state or federal law, and it therefore may not be considered a ?crime of violence? as defined in subsection 16(b). Nor does his assault conviction constitute a crime of violence...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
USCIS Seeks NSC Service Center Counsel

"USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel at the Nebraska Service Center." SALARY RANGE: $76,622.00 - $138,454.00 per year. OPEN PERIOD: Monday, October 30, 2006 to Friday...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Ninth Circuit on Credibility

"[T]he BIA?s determination is not supported by substantial evidence because none of the inconsistencies identified by the IJ is sufficient to support an adverse credibility determination." [I.e., another "streamlining" failure.] Osman...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
TRAC Immigration Library Updated

From TRAC: "We've just updated TRAC's on-line library of government oversight reports on immigration topics by adding a wide range of new reports. This growing library is one part of TRAC's expanding public website on immigration (...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Mancha v. ICE

Class action filed Nov. 1, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, alleging harrassment of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent in ICE raids targeting aliens. http://splcenter.org/images/dynamic/main/ICE_Complaint_SIGNED...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Center files lawsuit challenging constitutionality of immigration raids in Georgia

"Federal immigration agents conducted illegal searches and relied on racial and ethnic profiling while carrying out a massive series of raids that terrorized residents of several towns in southeast Georgia in early September, according to a federal...

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