Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal

by Matthew Kolken

Alleged that Former director of The Athens Latino Center of Education and Services, took DREAMers money, "messed up" DACA applications, and ran.

“Immigration law is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation, and the lawyers who can figure it out are worth their weight in gold.” -Former INS spokeswoman Karen Kraushaar, Washington Post on April 24, 2001.

Remember in life, you get what you pay for.

ICE Director John Morton Resigns

It appears John Morton has tendered his resignation.

From the L.A. Times:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced his resignation Monday after more than four years at the head of the agency.

A senior Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the matter said that Morton’s departure was voluntary but acknowledged that the Obama administration was surprised by the timing as Congress is in the middle of debating a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws.

Morton has been hired as Senior Vice President of Capital One Financial Corp. heading compliance starting this August.

I will always remember him as the man that was "pleased" to report that in a six month period in 2011 his office deported 46,486 parents of United States citizens.

More rats from a sinking ship.

About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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