Immigration Law

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Does DHS Have Your Cellphone Data?
Posted on 19 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Ainsley, NBC News, July 18, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security has paid millions of dollars since 2017 to purchase, without warrants, cellphone location data from two companies to track the movements of both Americans and foreigners... Read More

Tags: cbp , DHS , ICE , cell phones

ICE Directive: Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults
Posted on 14 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, July 14, 2022 "...It is the policy of ICE to ensure that the agency’s civil immigration enforcement activities do not unnecessarily disrupt or infringe upon the parental or guardianship rights of noncitizen parents or legal guardians... Read More

Tags: Children , ICE

Groups Announce Settlement in Federal Lawsuit over Illegal Immigration Arrests
Posted on 13 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 7, 2022 "Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and the ACLU Foundation of Northern California announced a settlement agreement that will prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from illegally using... Read More

Tags: ICE

Settlement Places Strict Limits on ICE Detention at ICA-Farmville
Posted on 7 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, July 6, 2022 "Today, a settlement agreement on claims for injunctive relief was reached in Santos Garcia et al. v. Wolf et al. , a case filed by the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG), Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), and Gibson, Dunn... Read More

ICE Enacts New Policy Protecting Media From Legal Demands
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gabe Rottman, Lawfare, June 29, 2022 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released a new policy addressing the use of “compulsory investigative tools” like subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants to obtain information... Read More

Tags: journalists , ICE

Court Order Threatens Deportation for Millions
Posted on 27 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 25, 2022 "A Biden administration policy that prioritized the arrest of undocumented immigrants who are considered a threat to public safety and national security has been suspended as of Saturday, rendering millions... Read More

Abuses in the Air: Sports Travel and the Deportation Industry
Posted on 15 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

University of Washington Center for Human Rights, June 2022 "Every week, thousands of migrants are shackled at the hands and feet and forced onto deportation flights to destinations across the globe. [1] While the flights are contracted by U.S... Read More

ICE, Immigration Enforcement and Data Brokers
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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Tags: LexisNexis , ICE

No Fighting Chance: ICE's Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Report "This ACLU research report, No Fighting Chance: ICE's Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers , provides the first comprehensive study of the barriers to access to counsel in U.S. immigration detention... Read More

ICE Directive Considers Military Service (May 23, 2022)
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 23, 2022 - Consideration of U.S. Military Service When Making Discretionary Determinations with Regard to Enforcement Actions Against Noncitizens "It is ICE policy to consider a noncitizen's U.S. military service when deciding whether... Read More

Tags: military , ICE

ICE Clarifies Continuation of March 2020 Guidance for the 2022-23 Academic Year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 31, 2022 "The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is reissuing its guidance for the 2022-23 academic year to clarify that the guidance only applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9... Read More

Tags: sevis , sevp , ICE

Aaliyah The Brave: Empowering Children Coping With Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 31 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rekha Sharma-Crawford "Aaliyah is every child who has ever known the heartbreak of having a parent forcibly removed from the home by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She is the voiceless, and faceless child that is often forgotten in a system... Read More

CA9 on FOIA: Transgender Law Center v. ICE
Posted on 12 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transgender Law Center v. ICE "At the heart of this case is an effort by advocates to learn about the circumstances of an asylum-seeker’s tragic death in federal custody. The Freedom of Information Act exists for just such a purpose—to... Read More

Tags: FOIA , ICE

American Dragnet
Posted on 10 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AMERICAN DRAGNET: DATA-DRIVEN DEPORTATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Georgetown Center of Privacy and Technology, May 10, 2022 "When you think about government surveillance in the United States, you likely think of the National Security Agency or the... Read More

Tags: Privacy , ICE , database

Over 225,000 Immigrants Monitored by ICE's Alternatives to Detention Technology: TRAC
Posted on 30 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 28, 2022 "According to new data available in TRAC's Quick Facts detention data tool, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now monitoring 227,508 immigrants using 'alternatives to detention' (ATD) technology. The most common... Read More

Tags: detention , TRAC , ICE