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Daniel M. Kowalski
Habitat for Inanity

"A Rio Grande fence will separate families, wreck economies, and threaten wildlife, but it won?t stop illegal immigrants." Mary Jo McConahay, Texas Observer, Sept. 7, 2007. http://www.texasobserver.org/article.php?aid=2576

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Get Off the Fence

"Watching our top statewide elected officials grapple with the prospect of building a fence along the border brings to mind the Argentinian dictum, ?They are all bald men in search of a comb.? They know a fence is pointless. But since short-term...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Posner (Seventh Circuit) on Deference

"Deference is earned; it is not a birthright. Repeated egregious failures of the Immigration Court and the Board to exercise care commensurate with the stakes in an asylum case can be understood, but not excused, as consequences of a crushing workload...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Third Circuit: History of Aliens? Challenges to Final Orders of Removal

"The issues raised in this case, as well as the parties? arguments, are inseparable from the history of the laws governing how aliens have been able to challenge the final orders of removal entered against them." Kolkevich v. Atty. Gen'l...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Seventh Circuit on Notice

"[B]ecause the government opted ... to serve Peralta-Cabrera with his hearing notice via certified mail, it had the responsibility to ensure that the notice would be delivered to the address he provided. Peralta-Cabrera?s petition for review is...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Third Circuit on persecution by Mara Salvatrucha

"[T]he IJ erred by applying the wrong legal standard, and compounded this error by ignoring evidence in the record supporting Galdamez?s claim that the police were ?unwilling or unable? to protect him from the gang members." Valdiviezo-Galdamez...

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