Immigration Law

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GAO: Biden's Border Wall Pause OK
Posted on 17 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO Decision, June 15, 2021 "On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating a previous declaration of national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States issued by President Trump. Among other things,... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump , border , GAO

Biden Revokes Trump's "No Health Insurance, No Green Card" Proclamation
Posted on 16 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 14, 2021 "A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 9945 The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System... Read More

An Essential Tool for Immigration Lawyers, Scholars and Journalists: IPTP
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Policy Tracking Project "This "TrumpTracker" Immigration Policy Tracking Project catalogues every known Trump-era immigration policy from January 2017 through the end of the administration. Entries describing Trump policies... Read More

Trump OLC Opines on Posse Comitatus, Military Support for CBP (Jan. 19, 2021)
Posted on 20 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OLC, Jan. 19, 2021 - Military Support for Customs and Border Protection Along the Southern Border Under the Posse Comitatus Act "The Department of Defense’s proposed use of military personnel to provide limited assistance with respect to... Read More

Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 18, 2021 "... Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020... Read More

CA4 Crushes Trump's Refugee EO: HIAS v. Trump
Posted on 11 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HIAS v. Trump "In 2019, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13,888 (the Order), which drastically alters the system by which the federal government resettles refugees across the United States. Rather than consulting with states and localities... Read More

Prof. Peter Margulies on Doe v. Trump (Uninsured Ban)
Posted on 6 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Jan. 5, 2021 "In a decision on Dec. 31 in Doe #1 v. Trump , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld President Trump's Oct. 2019 proclamation barring entry of immigrants without "approved" health... Read More

Trump Memo Targets "Antifa"
Posted on 6 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 5, 2012 - Memorandum on Inadmissibility of Persons Affiliated with Antifa Based on Organized Criminal Activity "The Secretary of State shall, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, review... Read More

Tags: Antifa , Trump

DOS on Extension of Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052
Posted on 5 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Jan. 1, 2021 "On December 31, 2020, the President signed a Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market . This proclamation extends... Read More

CA9, 2-1, Upholds PP 9945 (Health Insurance)
Posted on 1 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "We conclude that the Proclamation was within the President’s statutory authority and therefore reverse the district court’s order enjoining the Proclamation’s implementation." Read More

Trump Extends PP 10014 and 10052
Posted on 1 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Dec. 31, 2020 "I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 Nationality... Read More

Trump Extends Visa Sanctions Memo
Posted on 31 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Dec. 30, 2020 "On April 10, 2020, I signed a memorandum detailing that countries that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents from the United States during the ongoing pandemic... Read More

Tags: visas , Trump

DOS Young v. Trump IV Processing Update (Dec. 17, 2020)
Posted on 17 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Dec. 17, 2020 "On December 11, 2020, a federal district court in Young v. Trump enjoined the Department of State from enforcing Section 1 of Presidential Proclamation 10014 against named plaintiffs and enjoined the Department from engaging... Read More

Trump Sets 15,000 Limit on Refugees for FY21
Posted on 29 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Oct. 28, 2020 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the “Act”) (8 U.S.C. 1157), after appropriate... Read More

Tags: refugees , Trump

Court Blocks Trump Proclamation Suspending Entry of Some Nonimmigrants
Posted on 2 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAM v. DHS "IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Defendants, their agents, servants, employees, and all others in active concert or participation with them are enjoined, pending final judgment, from implementing, enforcing, or otherwise carrying out Section... Read More