Immigration Law

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Disorderly and Inhumane: Report
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DISORDERLY AND INHUMANE: Biden Administration Continues to Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger While U.S. Border Communities Stand Ready to Welcome Hope Border Institute & Human Rights First | 2021 "This report highlights the devastating impact... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , ICE , border

Doctors: Title 42 Border Blockade "Discriminatory and Unjustifiable"
Posted on 3 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 1, 2021 letter to HHS, CDC "We are writing to follow up again on our January 28 letter to Dr. Walensky to urge the CDC to rescind in its entirety the order issued under Title 42 in March 2020 and repeatedly extended since, that continues to... Read More

Biden Eyes Ending Trump's Illegal Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021 "The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has... Read More

Free, Public Virtual Events: Driving While Brown (New Book!)
Posted on 27 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Join top border journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling as they discuss their new book, Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance . The book chronicles former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's unprecedented... Read More

Tags: arpaio , Arizona , border

Remembering Esequiel Hernández, Jr. - 24 Years Ago, U.S. Marines Shot and Killed This U.S. Citizen on American Soil
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen... Read More

Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border
Posted on 14 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, May 14, 2021 "Taylor Levy couldn’t understand why she’d been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in... Read More

Over 8,000 MPP Cases Transferred Into U.S. Under Biden
Posted on 11 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, May 11, 2021 "As of the end of April 2021, a total of 8,387 individuals formerly forced to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have been able to enter the United States since President Biden ended this Trump-era... Read More

Biden's Border Problem, and How to Fix It
Posted on 19 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Apr. 19, 2021 "President Biden has a border problem. The U.S. is seeing a deeply troubling increase both in total unaccompanied children (UACs) and in very young UACs—children as young as six or seven years old. The... Read More

Tags: Biden , border

Experts to Explain Influx of Children at the Border
Posted on 2 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Apr. 1, 2021 "Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration . The free program, which starts... Read More

Border Déjà Vu: Biden Confronts Similar Challenges as His Predecessors
Posted on 1 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, MPI Policy Beat, Apr. 1, 2021 "President Joe Biden’s administration is facing a burgeoning crisis as projected record-breaking numbers of foreign-born children arrive at the U.S. southern border seeking... Read More

Expert: Term "Border Crisis" Overblown, Simplistic
Posted on 30 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Mar. 29, 2021 ""The term 'border crisis' is overblown and overly simplistic," says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration practice at Cornell University School of Law , New York. "In general... Read More

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Posted on 29 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HIAS, Mar. 26, 2021 "What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum? What do the statistics at the border look like in context? HIAS' border experts... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , HIAS , asylum , border

Southern Border Facts
Posted on 23 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tired of media spin, sensationalism and outright lying about the border? Here are three reputable sources: 1. A March 23, 2021 Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council. 2. A link to the audio from a March 23, 2021 expert roundtable from the... Read More

The Real Crisis is Not at the Border
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Real Needs, Not Fictitious Crises Account for the Situation at US-Mexico Border - Donald Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies, Mar. 17, 2021 "The number of unaccompanied children and asylum-seekers crossing the US-Mexico border in search of protection... Read More

Tags: border

The Border News is Not New
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Veteran border journalist Marc Cooper lays out the truth here . And here , from 2006. (My own 2006 observations are here . Still fresh as a daisy.) Read More

Tags: border