Immigration Law

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Supreme Court, 5-4: Biden v. Texas (MPP; Remain in Mexico)
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Biden v. Texas - 20 F. 4th 928, reversed and remanded. ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion... 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

Biden Rolls Back Trump Expansion of Expedited Removal
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To be published and effective on Monday, Mar. 21, 2022 - Rescission of the Notice of July 23, 2019, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal "This Notice rescinds the July 23, 2019 Notice, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal, which expanded... Read More

JAC’s New Litigation Tracker Follows States’ Legal Efforts to Uphold Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 16 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Mar. 15, 2022 "Justice Action Center (JAC) launched a litigation tracker microsite that follows states’ legal challenges to inclusive federal immigration policies. Since President Biden took office, states like Texas... 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

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

Court Strikes Down Trump H-1B Lottery Rule; Wolf Not Lawfully Appointed
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chamber of Commerce v. DHS, Sept. 15, 2021 "DHS confirmed at the hearing that Secretary Mayorkas has not ratified the Final Rule. Because Mr. Wolf was not lawfully appointed as Acting Secretary at the time the Final Rule was approved, the Court... Read More

Tags: mayorkas , wolf , H-1B , Trump , DHS

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