Immigration Law

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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

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

Trump v. Hawaii Q&A with Expert Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Forbes, June 27, 2018 - "On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to ban the entry of individuals from a group of primarily Muslim countries was constitutional. The court... Read More

Reflections on 5-4 Travel Ban Decision: Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia - "The human impact of Travel Ban 3.0 cannot be overstated. The ban has been in full effect since December 4, 2017, because of written orders by the Supreme Court. Well before today’s ruling, America has already... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4, Upholds Travel Ban: Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 25 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii - C.J. Roberts: "By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following... Read More

Hawaii Files Emergency Motion to Clarify Scope of Trump Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii Attorney General, June 29, 2017 - "This afternoon the State of Hawaii asked federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in Hawaii v. Trump in light of Monday’s ruling from the United States... Read More

CA9 on Travel Ban: Hawaii & California v. Trump
Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Nov. 13, 2017 - "A federal appeals court on Monday gave President Donald Trump temporary permission to proceed with part of the third version of his travel ban policy, but it created an exemption from the new restrictions... Read More

June 28, 2017 DOS Cable on Travel Ban After Supreme Court Order
Posted on 29 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Reuters : Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE... Read More

'Problems Ensue' - Trump Travel Ban 3.0 Enjoined, Twice (UPDATED)
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Oct. 17, 2017 - "Professional athletes mirror the federal government in this respect: they operate within a set of rules, and when one among them forsakes those rules in favor of his own, problems ensue. And so it goes with EO-3... Read More

Supreme Court on Travel Ban: Trump v. IRAP; Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 26 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. IRAP, Trump v. Hawaii, June 26, 2017 - " ... We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in part. ... To begin, we grant both of the Government’s petitions for certiorari and consolidate the cases for argument... Read More

Reuters Exclusive: Waivers Rarely Granted Under Trump's Latest Travel Ban
Posted on 6 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 6, 2018 - "In the first weeks after President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was implemented on Dec. 8, around 100 waivers were granted to thousands of applicants for U.S. visas from the eight... Read More

SCOTUS Stays CA9 Travel Ban Decision (Sept. 12, 2017)
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUS Order List, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case... Read More

Ninth Circuit Enjoins Trump Travel Ban 3.0, Stays Injunction Pending Supreme Court Review
Posted on 23 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Dec. 22, 2017 - "For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant... Read More