Immigration Law

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Fact Sheet on Family Separation for Asylum seekers - CLINIC
Posted on 10 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 9, 2018 - "In April 2018, the Trump Administration began a “Zero Tolerance” policy that led to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) separating asylum-seeking parents from their children. This policy affected both families... Read More

DACA Must Be Fully Restored: Federal Court (NAACP v. Trump)
Posted on 6 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, Dan Berman, CNN, Aug. 4, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for the administration to do so. DC District Judge... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , bates , Trump

Indirect Refoulement: Why the US Cannot Create a Safe Third Country Agreement with Mexico: Sophia Genovese
Posted on 7 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, Aug. 6, 2018 - "The Trump Administration is seeking to create and implement a safe third country agreement with Mexico . Under this agreement, asylum seekers arriving at the US border who have travelled through Mexico would be denied... Read More

TPS Lawsuit Survives DOJ Motion to Dismiss: Centro Presente v. Trump
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lawyers' Committee, July 23, 2018 - "In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump , a high-profile lawsuit challenging... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Targeting Stalled Waivers for Muslim Ban
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Simpson, July 29, 2018 - "Muslim Advocates, Lotfi Legal, LLC, the Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, PLLC, and Public Counsel filed an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all individuals whose visa applications... Read More

Immigration Court Bonds Rise Under Trump
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Bush, PBS, June 28, 2018 - "Federal judges are setting unusually large bonds for detained immigrants, immigration attorneys say, including for parents who were separated from their children at the border, a shift that has delayed the parents’... Read More

Family Separation Update - 4 Things You Need to Know (July 10, 2018)
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 10, 2018 - "On June 26, a federal judge issued a national injunction in the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents at the border. He ordered the government to... Read More

Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii - Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Threading the Needle: Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban Despite Trump v. Hawaii, July 2, 2018, Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese - "On June 26, 2018, the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii upheld President Trump’s travel... Read More

Expert: Trump Executive Order Narrower Than Anticipated
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, June 20, 2018 - "President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together... Read More

Trump Executive Order Keeps Families Together...Behind Bars
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 20, 2018 - "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq ., it is hereby ordered as follows... Read More

Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have... Read More

Babies Behind Bars: Child Abuse Now Government Policy Under Trump, Sessions, Nielsen
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Turnham, ABC News, June 18, 2018 - "There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen... Read More

Kids in Cages, Laura Bush Pushes Back, and S.3036
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Begin your Monday, June 18, 2018 with these three stories: 1) "Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside." 2) "I appreciate the need... Read More

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border (Updated June 17, 2018)
Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dahlia Lithwick, Margo Schlanger, Slate, June 17, 2018 - "If you’re horrified by news of families being separated at the borders, here’s a bit of news you can use. First, the policy: It helps to be incredibly clear on what the law is... Read More

We Are Better Than This
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Claire Thomas-Duckwitz, M.A., Ph.D., L.P., June 18, 2018 - "I visited Dilley, Texas in 2015 as part of a research team investigating practices at detention centers that housed migrants from Central America. Our study was commissioned by the Unitarian... Read More