Immigration Law

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My Great FOIA Adventure and Discoveries of Deferred Action Cases at ICE, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2013)

This Article describes my adventures in FOIA litigation and analyzes deferred action data collected informally...

 

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Response, the Obama Administration, In Defense of DACA, Deferred Action, and the DREAM Act, Texas Law Review, Vol. 91:59 (2013)

This essay responds to “The Obama Administration, the DREAM Act and the Take Care Clause”...

 

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THE IMMIGRATION PROSECUTOR AND THE JUDGE: EXAMINING THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY IN PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION DECISIONS, Harvard Latino Law Review (2013)

Legal scholars and judges have long examined the role of judicial review in immigration matters,...

 

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The Immigration Prosecutor and the Judge Examining the Role of the Judiciary in Prosecutorial Discretion Decisions, Harvard Latino Law Review (2012)

Legal scholars and judges have long examined the role of judicial review in immigration matters,...

 

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Use of the Term 'Illegal Alien', Debates on Immigration (2012)

This essay examines the use of the terms “alien,” “illegal,” and “illegal alien.” It will...

 

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Sharing Secrets Examining Deferred Action and Transparancy in Immigration Law, University of New Hampshire Law Review (2011)

This Article is about deferred action and transparency in related immigration cases falling under the...

 

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The Morton Memo and Prosecutorial Discretion An Overview, Immigration Policy Center (2011)

On June 17, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton issued two significant...

 

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Business as Usual Immigration and the National Security Exception, Penn State Law Review (2010)

Javaid Iqbal is a native and citizen of Pakistan and a Muslim. After moving to...

 

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Reading the Morton Memo Federal Priorities and Prosecutorial Discretion, Immigration Policy Center-American Immigration Council (2010)

On June 30, 2010, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John...

 

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The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law, Scholarly Works (2010)

The concept of "prosecutorial discretion" appears in the immigration statute, agency memoranda and court decisions...

 

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Under Arrest: Immigrants' Rights and the Rule of Law, University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 853 (2008)

The discussion is broken down into four parts. First, I will review some basic historical...

 

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The Policy and Politics of Immigrant Rights, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 387 (2007)

This article examines how immigration policies over the past decade have affected immigrant rights, scrutinizes...

 

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Immigration: Mind Over Matter, University of Maryland Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender & Class, Vol. 5, p. 201 (2005)

This article examines the current field of debate and legislation on immigration reform and related...

 

My FOIAs with DHS on Prosecutorial Discretion

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FOIA Response from CBP on Notices to Appear (2013)

Following a FOIA to CBP for research on a forthcoming report by Penn State Law’s...

 

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Standard Operating Procedure: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (2013)

In Fall 2012 I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with DHS seeking...

 

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FOIA Response from USCIS on Notices to Appear (2013)

As an outcome of a research for a future report by Penn State Dickinson School...

 

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FOIA Response/Request from USCIS on Deferred Action Cases (2013)

I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with USCIS seeking internal documents and...

 

Policy Documents