Immigration Law Practice News Archive
Professor Wiebe and his colleagues make recommendations to The President and his administration for Fair Treatment for Unaccompanied Central American Children
Prof. Wiebe along with a group of professors and researchers with experience teaching and practicing in the areas of immigration, human rights, and international law, primarily at U.S. universities, colleges, and law schools write to offer their counsel to the President and his administration as they respond to the refugee emergency involving unaccompanied children and families with children from Central America and Mexico.
The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Causes and Local Responses, CLE hosted by the IPC on July 23
Susan Schmidt will share insights from the recent Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report "Children on the Run." As senior research consultant for UNHCR, Schmidt was part of a team that interviewed over 400 children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico in Office of Refugee Resettlement and Border Patrol custody. In addition to providing an overview of the research, she also will share tips for interviewing. Rebecca Scholtz, staff attorney for the Immigration Law Project of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, will briefly outline common forms of relief, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). She will share strategies for screening children for SIJS eligibility.
UST Immigration Appellate Clinic wins their second case
On February 20, 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals remanded to the Board of Immigration Appeals (or Executive Office for Immigration Review –Los Angeles, California Immigration Court) the case of a Guatemalan asylum seeker who was represented by 3L students Charles Dolson ‘14 and Alan Tritcht '14 of the UST Immigration Appellate Clinic.
UN releases report on unaccompanied refugee children
The IPC has served a number of young people who have fled their home countries. Reports such as the recently released UN report on unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America help to inform our practices.
Immigration Appellate Clinic Assists in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Victory.
Maryland's Immigration Clinic, led by Professor Maureen Sweeney and students, had a tremendous victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. University of St Thomas adjunct professors Ben Casper and Kate Evans (along with Andres Benach in DC) , supervised University of St. Thomas students Holden Turner and Samuel Johnson in writing the American Immigration Lawyers Association amicus brief in support of the petitioner in the spring of 2013.
Immigration Clinic Alum works to achieve humanitarian victory
Immigration clinic alum worked behind the scenes to achieve a humanitarian victory for kidney transplant survivor.
Prof. Wiebe speaks on WCCO's Jordana Green Show, July 5
Professor Virgil Wiebe, Director of the Immigration Law Practice Group, appeared on WCCO's Jordana Green show on July 5 to comment on asylum matters.
Loddy Tolzmann helps lead the movement in the aftermath of war
Loddy Tolzmann, ILPG alum and member of the board of directors of the Mines Advisory Group along with Virgil Wiebe, helps lead the movement in the aftermath of war and tragedy.
Immigration and sequestration: Accidental justice? by Virgil Wiebe
Virgil Wiebe, co-director of the IPC, writes an opinion piece in the Star Tribune about immigration and sequestration, March 5, 2013.
Immigrant Held in Sherburne County Jail, glad to 'breath fresh air'
Read about Sarah Brenes, IPC alum and former Immigration Law Fellow, as she works with her immigration client in a March 2013 Star Tribune article.
Former Clinical Law Fellow and Adjunct Immigration Appellate Clinic Faculty highlighted in MinnPost
The work of former Clinical Law Fellow and UST Law Graduate, Sarah Brenes, and Adjunct Immigration Appellate Clinic faculty, Ben Casper, is highlighted in the MinnPost.
UST Immigration Law Practice Group graduate, Kathy Klos, makes the news through her work with the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota
UST Immigration Law Practice Group graduate, Kathy Klos, makes the news through her work with the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota.
The Immigration Law Practice Group's work with the detention process is highlighted by the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
The Immigration Law Practice Group's work with the detention process is highlighted by the Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 12, 2012.
Professor Virgil Wiebe speaks at the Murphy Institute's Hot Topics: Cool Talk Series
On March 2, 2012, Professor Virgil Wiebe, Director of the IPC’s Immigration Practice Group, spoke on the topic of “Do current and proposed state and federal immigration policies measure up to the demands of the Gospel?" The presentation, alongside Professor Andrew Yuengert of Pepperdine University, was a part of the Murphy Institute’s “Hot Topics: Cool Talk” series. The series explores both the Catholic positions and some challenging perspectives on major policy issues likely to be the focus of debate in the upcoming 2012 election.
Padilla v. Kentucky: A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys CLE
On September 10, 2010, in light of the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, in conjunction with the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Minnesota State Public Defender presented: “Padilla v. Kentucky A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys.”
Immigration Law Practice Group Collaborates with New Orleans Worker’s Center for Racial Justice
The Immigration Law Practice Group is honored to collaborate with the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) in relation to the brutal exploitation of immigrant workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We congratulate the NOWCRJ on being the recipient of the Daniel Levy Award for excellence in pursuing creative and socially conscious approaches to advocacy in the immigration law field. Thank you for all your hard work!
Professor Virgil Wiebe testifies regarding HF 358
HF 358 is headed to the MN House Judiciary Committee. The bill is an effort by the majority in the House Public Safety Committee to ban cities from having policies that separate local police duties from federal, civil immigration enforcement.
Professor Virgil Wiebe, Director of the Immigration Law Practice Group, testified against the HF 358 bill.