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Obama Administration Plans New Wave of Deportation Raids

May 17, 2016|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In January, we reported an operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants across the United States. The January raids represented a large-scale effort to deport families fleeing violence in Central America. In our January blog, we outlined our...

CBP Further Delays Implementation of Body Worn Cameras

November 17, 2015|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

Amidst nationwide controversy related to police brutality, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have begun to implement body cameras. The goal of the body camera is to resolve any “he said, she said” arguments between civilians and law enforcement. The body camera records...

The Beginning of the End to Family Detention

July 27, 2015|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In 2014, millions of families from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala fled unspeakable violence in their home countries to seek safety in the United States. In response to this refugee crisis, the Department of Homeland Security made the tragic decision to open temporary detention facilities in...

ICE Issues FAQs on Executive Action

June 18, 2015|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has published Frequently Asked Questions relating to Executive Action on Immigration.  The FAQs contain important guidance on the implementation of the executive actions announced on November 20, 2014.  Some of the takeaways: For those with BIA Appeals...

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds DACA

April 7, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Partner The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to the 2012 version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by the State of Mississippi and individual Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In an April 7, 2015, opinion...

ICE Arrests Over Two Thousand, Focuses on DUIs, in Operation Cross Check

March 10, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Partner Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 2,059 noncitizens last week in Operation Cross Check.  ICE’s arrests focused on those that it considers public safety threats.  According to the press release, the “vast majority” of those arrested with...

ICE Will Continue Implementing Secretary Johnson’s Enforcement Priorities Memo

February 27, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Jennaweh Hondrogiannis, Associate Attorney In the days following Judge Hanen’s decision to temporarily enjoin implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAPA), there have...

A Department of Homeland Security Shutdown?

February 26, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney Congress must agree on a bill to renew funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before Friday night.  House Republicans are trying to get a bill passed that will renew funding for the agency, while revoking the executive action...

DAPA Guidelines Imminent

December 18, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney On January 5, 2015, we anticipate that the Obama Administration will release additional guidelines regarding the implementation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). Pursuant to President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration, we...

UPDATE: ICE to Close Detention Center in Artesia, New Mexico; Denver Immigration to Continue Hearing Cases

December 4, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in November that it would close its detention center in Artesia, New Mexico.  Since June, ICE had been detaining migrant adults found with their children near the border at this facility.  The...

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