Immigration Law

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Court Strikes Down Trump's Second Asylum Ban: CAIR Coalition v. Trump
Posted on 1 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CAIR Coalition, July 1, 2020 "On Tuesday, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had virtually halted asylum at the southern... Read More

Tags: Trump , asylum , border

Trump Amends June 22 Travel Ban (June 29, 2020)
Posted on 30 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 29, 2020 Proclamation on Amendment to Proclamation 10052 "By the authority vested in me as President 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

CA9: Trump Can't Use DoD Money for Border Wall
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "We consider in this appeal challenges by the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (“SBCC”)1 to the Department of Defense’s budgetary transfers to fund construction of the wall on the... Read More

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Another 212(f) Executive Order: EO 13928 (June 11, 2020)
Posted on 12 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 115 / Monday, June 15, 2020 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 29, 2020 "The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and... Read More

Immigrant Visa Ban Lawsuit Filed: Gomez v. Trump
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Innovation Law Lab, May 28, 2020 "Today, litigators from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Justice Action Center (JAC), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support... Read More

Trump Adds Brazil to COVID-19 Travel Ban List - AMENDED
Posted on 25 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Presidential Proclamation, May 24, 2020 "The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system... Read More

Tags: Brazil , COVID-19 , Trump

Prof. Peter Margulies on Doe v. Trump
Posted on 6 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Lawfare, May 6, 2020 "In a ruling on May 4 in Doe v. Trump , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the government's request for a stay of a nationwide preliminary injunction against an October 2019 presidential... Read More

Stay Denied! Doe v. Trump (Pres. Proc. Injunction)
Posted on 4 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "In this case, we consider the government’s motion to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction enjoining a Presidential Proclamation restricting family-sponsored immigrants from entering the United States without... Read More

Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Apr. 7, 2020 "On April 7, 2020, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon granted class certification in our lawsuit, Doe v. Trump , challenging President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants... Read More

Presidential Proclamation — Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 11, 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

Asylum Update: Ninth Circuit Deals Two Defeats to the Trump Administration
Posted on 3 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Mar. 3, 2020 "On Feb. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued decisions that cast substantial doubt on the legality of two Trump administration rules on asylum. In a surprising decision in Innovation Law Lab... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus
Posted on 2 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 29, 2020 "... Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict... Read More

Trump Extends Border Emergency Proclamation
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/14/2020. "On February 15, 2019, by Proclamation 9844, I declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States to deal with the border security... Read More