Matthew Kolken

Separating Immigrant Mothers From Their Children Is Abhorrent and Unfortunately We Have Seen It Before

These types of abuses against refugee children were a dirty open secret of the Obama administration, and were largely ignored by the legacy media.

  • May 29, 2018
  • 4:09 PM

ICE Allegedly Instituting Deportations at Hospitals in Texas

Immigration lawyer Scott Hicks has reported a disturbing development out of Texas.

  • Jul 13, 2017
  • 3:28 PM

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Deportation of Four Children and Their Mothers

“With today’s order, the four children and their mothers will not be deported while they continue fighting to get asylum in the U.S.”

  • Apr 20, 2017
  • 10:24 AM

The Practical Realities of the Immigration Law and Trump’s Executive Orders (OPINION)

Is Trump’s immigration executive order legal?

  • Feb 2, 2017
  • 9:06 AM

Meet the New Immigration Boss, Same as the Old Immigration Boss (OPINION)

None of what Trump has done is necessarily unexpected, and most of it we have already seen before.

  • Jan 27, 2017
  • 8:20 AM

Farewell to the Deporter-In-Chief (OPINION)

Achieving immigration reform was never Obama’s goal.

  • Jan 25, 2017
  • 9:52 AM

22 Mothers in Deportation Jail Launch Indefinite Hunger Strike

We have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike until we obtain our immediate freedom.

  • Aug 12, 2016
  • 8:32 AM

The Obama Administration Continues to Jail and Deport Mothers and Children

The following update is via immigration lawyer Carol Anne Mauer Donohoe.

  • Aug 8, 2016
  • 11:23 AM

A Nonpartisan Immigration Bar Association’s Partisan Agenda of Shielding Dems & Attacking GOP

“AILA is too beholden to Democratic Party establishment.”

  • Mar 21, 2016
  • 11:14 AM

The Democrats’ Uneasy Connection to Private Profit Deportation Jails

When will people realize that Democrats have pushed private detention for years?

  • Mar 4, 2016
  • 10:28 AM

Ted Cruz’s Promise to Deport 12 Million People Is Fool’s Gold

It would take years, if not decades.

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • 9:21 AM

The Refugee Hypocrisy of President Obama and Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have blasted Republican unwillingness to take in Syrian refugees, hoping no one remembers their own mistreatment of Central American refugees.

  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 12:27 PM

Why Are DACA- and DAPA-Eligible Immigrants Still Being Deported?

When speaking to MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart at the February 25 Immigration Town Hall, President Obama unequivocally explained that despite the federal court injunction of his executive actions, individuals who may qualify are not at risk for deportation and, moreover, there would be “consequences” if ICE employees ignore existing deportation policies. Despite these assurances, on literally the […]

  • Mar 6, 2015
  • 4:26 PM

A Spouse’s Plea for Her Soon to Be Deported Husband

Buffalo Field Office Director Michael T. Phillips has just denied a request for prosecutorial discretion which if granted, would have allowed Ben Sangari, a citizen of the United Kingdom, to apply for a green card pursuant to his marriage to his United States citizen spouse Arlita McNamee Sangari. Mr. Sangari entered the U.S. on May 30, […]

  • Oct 14, 2014
  • 8:26 PM