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David Kolko on family detention policies under Obama and Trump Administrations

David Kolko on family detention policies under Obama and Trump Administrations
Over the last two years, Managing Partner David Kolko has lead the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Taskforce on Family Detention. He has twice traveled to the so-called “family detention center” in Dilley, Texas to provide pro bono legal representation to detained women and children who are seeking asylum protection in the United States. In this excellent piece in Mother Jones, "Here's the Biggest Immigration Issue that Trump Isn't Talking About,"...
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Class-Action Certified for Children in Deportation Proceedings

Class-Action Certified for Children in Deportation Proceedings
Children in deportation proceedings in immigration court, even those as young as three or four years old, have no right to a government-appointed lawyer. As a result, many children are forced to represent themselves in front of an immigration judge and face deportation to countries where they face abuse, human trafficking, and targeting by gangs and criminal groups. Most of the children appearing before our immigration courts are eligible for protections...
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Partner Jennifer Casey on Colorado Public Radio

Partner Jennifer Casey on Colorado Public Radio
On March 3, 2016, Partner Jennifer Casey appeared on Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters” program to discuss the lengthy backlogs at the U.S. Immigration Courts in Colorado. Currently, the Immigration Courts in Colorado have the longest delays in the country, with the average case processing time of 933 days. Listen to Jennifer’s insights on these issues here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/denver-s-immigration-court-has-longest-hearing-delays-us  
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Denver Immigration Court Judges to Resume Hearing Certain Local “Non-Priority” Removal Cases

Denver Immigration Court Judges to Resume Hearing Certain Local “Non-Priority” Removal Cases
In July of 2014, as a response to the so-called “surge” of foreign nationals arriving at the southern border, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a directive instructing all U.S. Immigration Courts to prioritize the following removal cases: 1) recently arrived unaccompanied children 2) recently arrived families with children released on an Alternative to Detention program; 3) detained families with children; 4) other detained foreign nationals in removal proceedings. For...
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Tenth Annual Immigrant Liberty Awards to Honor David Kolko with Pro Bono Service Award

The Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network ("RMIAN") announced that they will present Managing Partner David Kolko with the Pro Bono Service Award at the 10th Annual Immigrant Liberty Awards on June 12, 2015. Mr. Kolko will be honored for his efforts in coordinating pro bono efforts to respond to the on-going humanitarian and refugee crisis along our southern border. Throughout 2014...
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Kolko & Associates, P.C. applauds the Colorado Bar Association for its leadership and commitment to due process for unaccompanied children in Immigration Removal Proceedings.

On December 15, 2014, in a completely unprecedented move, the Colorado Bar Association’s (CBA) Executive Committee met and unanimously voted to provide matching funds of up to $50,000 in order to fund the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) Children’s Program (http://www.rmian.org/childrens-program/) and to provide legal services to Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Removal Proceedings. CBA President Charles F. Garcia highlights the CBA’s action in his article, “Children on the Run,” published...
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