Immigration Law

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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

ICE Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility (Apr. 25, 2022)
Posted on 26 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 25, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), today announced an extension of the Form I-9 flexibilities first announced in March 2020 and updated in March 2021. On February 18, 2022... Read More

Tags: I-9 , ICE

Is SEVIS Broken Too?
Posted on 14 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In this Apr. 11, 2022 Broadcast Message , ICE asks F-1 and M-1 Students Previously Engaged in OPT or Practical Training to, basically, do ICE's job for them. Read More

Tags: sevis , sevp , ICE

ICE Directive Regarding Incompetent Detained Individuals (Apr. 5, 2022)
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 5, 2022 Identification, Communication, Recordkeeping, and Safe Release Planning for Detained Individuals with Serious Mental Disorders or Conditions and/or Who Are Determined To Be Incompetent By An Immigration Judge Read More

Advocates Push Back Against Rosy ICE Access to Counsel Report
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Immigrant Justice Center, American Immigration Council, ACLU of Southern California, Southern Poverty Law Center, March 22, 2022 "Our organizations provide legal services or represent organizations that provide legal services to individuals... Read More

ICE Settles SoCal Bond Litigation: Hernandez v. Garland
Posted on 30 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU SoCal, Mar. 30, 2022 "In a major legal victory for immigrants' rights, a federal court has approved a settlement that prohibits U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and immigration judges from setting unreasonable bonds for detained... Read More

Access to Counsel: Did ICE Lie to Congress?
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call, Mar. 22, 2022 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed in a new report to congressional appropriators about detention that immigrants had “unabated” access to lawyers during the pandemic — though... Read More

ICE Attorneys: Foreign Students at Fake College "Victims of Fraud"
Posted on 28 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rich Schapiro, NBC News, Mar. 27, 2022 "[T]he University of Northern New Jersey wasn’t a real school. The university was an elaborate ruse set up by the Department of Homeland Security to lure brokers and recruiters suspected of engaging... Read More

Tags: unnj , students , ICE

Court Blocks DHS Enforcement Memo: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "It is hereby ORDERED that: 1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(a), Defendants United States Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, all their... Read More

Colorado Supreme Court on ICE Detainers: Cisneros v. Elder
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cisneros v. Elder "In this case, the supreme court considers whether section 24-10-106(1.S)(b), C.R.S. (2021), of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act ("CGIA") waives sovereign immunity for intentional torts that result from the operation... Read More