Immigration Law

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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

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON EOIR’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Posted on 12 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Nov. 8, 2021 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is committed to providing timely guidance to EOIR personnel, practitioners, and parties in proceedings before the agency. Given the evolving nature of the pandemic, updated... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , eoir

Biden Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic
Posted on 25 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Oct. 25, 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 1182(f) and 1185(a) of title 8, United States... Read More

Tags: Biden , COVID-19

DOS Update on U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination
Posted on 21 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Oct. 15, 2021 "As announced by the White House today, the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will take effect November 8. The... Read More

CA9 (2-1) Reverses Fraihat Preliminary Injunction
Posted on 20 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fraihat v. ICE Maj. - "COVID-19 presents inherent challenges in institutional settings, and it has without question imposed greater risks on persons in custody. But plaintiffs had to demonstrate considerably more than that to warrant the extraordinary... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , ICE

USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
Posted on 25 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 24, 2021 "In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors who are responding... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , USCIS

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations
Posted on 14 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 14, 2021 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , USCIS

ICE Extends I-9 Flexibility
Posted on 1 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Aug. 31, 2021 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was initially granted last year. Due to the continued precautions related to COVID... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Form I-9 , ICE

Court Orders ICE to Test Certain Immigration Prisoners
Posted on 26 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Juarez et al v. Asher et al "For the foregoing reasons, the Court orders Petitioners’ motion for temporary restraining order (dkt. # 324) be GRANTED, in part. The Court ORDERS ICE to test detainees for COVID-19 prior to transfer to NWIPC... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , ICE

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
Posted on 26 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Aug. 17, 2021 "The current pandemic of COVID-19 has been determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations, and it creates unique challenges... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC

U.S. / Canada / Mexico Border Restrictions Extended
Posted on 24 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such... Read More

CDC Extends Border Blockade Against Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Aug. 2, 2021 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Title 42 , CDC

TX Gov. Abbott Issues EO Regarding Transportation of Migrants
Posted on 29 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Governor Abbott, July 28, 2021 "Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order restricting ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities. The Executive Order also directed the Texas Department... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Texas , abbott

CBP Extends US/Canada/Mexico Travel Restrictions Through Aug. 21, 2021
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , cbp , COVID-19 , DHS , border

CDC Lifts Title 42 Blockade for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, July 16, 2021 "CDC thus finds that, at this time, there is appropriate infrastructure in place to protect the children, caregivers, and local communities from elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of the introduction of UC, and... Read More

Tags: orr , COVID-19 , Title 42 , DHS , CDC