Immigration Law

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NYC Immigration Court Erodes Protections for Kids Without Lawyers
Posted on 17 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Brand, CityLimits, Feb. 13, 2018 - "Over the past few months, finding legal representation has become even more challenging for immigrant children in New York City because Manhattan’s federal immigration court has eroded several of the... Read More

New York Program Gets Public Defenders for Immigrants
Posted on 12 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel. Many immigrants... Read More

Immigration Court Innovation in NYC
Posted on 7 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mr. Leyva was the first client in a new program that seeks to provide public defenders for all poor immigrants residing in New York who have been detained and are facing deportation. The initiative is the first of its kind in the country. Unlike... Read More

Why New York's Immigration Court Is Even Busier, With Fewer Judges, Under Trump
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth Fertig, WNYC, June 5, 2017 - "There are 29 immigration judges assigned to court rooms in the Federal Building in Lower Manhattan. But as the number of pending cases grew from about 70,000 in January to nearly 80,000 this spring, more and more... Read More

As Child Immigrants Await Fate, a Race for Counsel
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Inside a courthouse in downtown Manhattan, an immigration court crisis plays out in vivid scenes. Dozens of attorneys race between windowless courtrooms. Families listen as immigration law is explained to them in a foreign language through an interpreter... Read More

237(a)(1)(H) "Otherwise Admissible" Victory at NYC Immigration Court
Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Disha Chandiramani writes: "Attached is a recent decision I received from IJ Van Wyke at 26 Federal Plaza. The case was regarding 237(a)(1)(H) eligibility for an non citizen who entered without inspection, but who purchased an I-94 and adjusted in... Read More