Immigration Law

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Judge Permanently Enjoins CDC Border Blockade (Title 42) as of Dec. 22, 2022
Posted on 16 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas "[T]he Court hereby GRANTS Plaintiffs’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, ECF No. 144. The Court vacates and sets aside the Title 42 policy—consisting of the regulation at 42 C.F.R. § 71.40 and all orders... Read More

DOS Update on Worldwide Visa Operations (Oct. 21, 2022)
Posted on 4 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Oct, 21, 2022 "Worldwide Visa Operations Are Recovering Faster than Expected from the COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of State is successfully lowering visa interview wait times worldwide, following closures during the pandemic. We’ve... Read More

Settlement Places Strict Limits on ICE Detention at ICA-Farmville
Posted on 7 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, July 6, 2022 "Today, a settlement agreement on claims for injunctive relief was reached in Santos Garcia et al. v. Wolf et al. , a case filed by the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG), Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), and Gibson, Dunn... Read More

Louisiana District Court Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Blocking Wind-Down of Title 42
Posted on 21 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, May 20, 2022 "Today, a judge for the Western District Court of Louisiana ruled in favor of 24 plaintiff states in Arizona v. CDC , granting a preliminary injunction blocking the May 23 rd wind-down of Title 42, as ordered... Read More

DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced [ here and here ] that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID–19 Pandemic
Posted on 7 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2022 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has amended its Order issued October 20, 2021, to align with revised... Read More

Tags: COVID-19

Mayorkas Issues NIE for Ukraine (Feb. 15, 2022)
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 15, 2022 "...I hereby determine that it is in the national interest to permit the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful pem1anent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February... Read More

CDC Keeps Title 42 Expulsions In Place
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022 "After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants... Read More

Groundbreaking COVID-19 Settlement to Yield Protections for Immigrants Detained by ICE, Limit Re-detention for People Released
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

LCCRSF, Jan. 27, 2022 "Immigrants detained by ICE during the COVID-19 pandemic in two California detention facilities have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement to resolve a long-running class action lawsuit against ICE and GEO, a private... Read More

Some Immigration Court Hearings Postponed Through Feb. 7, 2022
Posted on 28 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR Operational Status - "In response to both active cases and community transmission of COVID-19, EOIR postponed certain hearings through February 7, 2022. Generally, the case categories are as follows, but please continue reading for additional... Read More

Advance Copies of DHS COVID-Related Travel Restrictions (Eff. Jan. 22, 2022)
Posted on 22 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/24/2022 - "This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (“Secretary”), after consulting with interagency partners, to temporarily... Read More

DHS Updates US/Canada/Mexico COVID-Related Travel Restrictions (Jan. 22, 2022)
Posted on 22 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS to Require Non-U.S. Individual Travelers Entering the United States at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 "Beginning on January 22, 2022, DHS will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the... Read More

EOIR/USCIS Security Bars Rule; Further Delay of Effective Date
Posted on 27 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/28/2021 "On December 23, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (collectively, “the Departments”... Read More

CBP Lifts US/Mexico/Canada Border Travel Restrictions
Posted on 23 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 244 / Thursday, December 23, 2021 - Notification of the Lifting of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada for Certain Individuals Who Are... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus
Posted on 29 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Nov. 26, 2021 " ... I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and... Read More