Amy Howe, Sept. 11, 2019
"The Trump administration won a major (if, at least for now, only temporary) victory on immigration today at the Supreme Court. The justices gave the government the go-ahead to enforce a new rule that would bar most immigrants...
Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019
"Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public...
Prof. Stacy Caplow and Prof. Maryellen Fullerton, Sept. 10, 2019
"The laws and policies protecting refugees and asylum seekers in the United States are under sustained assault. Since 1980, Congress has provided that noncitizens in the United States...
Maria Dinzeo, CNS, Sept. 9, 2019
"Citing the need to “maintain uniform immigration policy,” a federal judge on Monday restored a nationwide block of a Justice Department rule that makes asylum seekers ineligible for refugee status unless...
AILA, Sept. 6, 2019
"AILA issued a policy brief that shares the little information regarding the DHS and DOJ port courts that has been made publicly available by media reports and elevates the outstanding operational issues of concern that have...
Texas Civil Rights Project, Aug. 19, 2019
Read the Original Complaint here.
McAllen, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government...
Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 15, 2019
"In a case that dramatized the plight of children detained at the border, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide minors with adequate food, water...
Sam Levin, The Guardian, July 24, 2019
"The US government has interfered with humanitarian aid work at the US-Mexico border by monitoring activists, restricting their travel and detaining them, a new lawsuit alleges.
In a complaint filed...
Stephanie Leutert, Lawfare, July 17, 2019
"Thirty-two Cubans line the international bridge connecting Roma, Texas, with Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas. The Cubans sit one after another on the Mexican side of the bridge, checking their...
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, July 16, 2019
"The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is proud to be a plaintiff and co-counsel in a new lawsuit challenging President Trump’s rule barring asylum...
Associated Press, July 15, 2019
"The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico...
Debbie Nathan, The Intercept, June 28, 2019
"A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION program that banishes asylum-seekers to perilous Mexican border cities could expand exponentially — and disastrously — with a new plan to hold mass video proceedings...
Dave Simpson, Law360, June 28, 2019
"A California federal judge Friday gave the Trump administration two weeks to get living conditions for children being detained at border facilities up to snuff, following reports that kids there are malnourished...
Jon Parton, CNS, June 28, 2019
"A federal judge in California ruled Friday against the Trump administration in two different lawsuits over the use of $2.5 billion in military funding to build part of a southern border wall.
Last month, U.S. District...
Gus Bova, Texas Observer, May 28, 2019
"When the federal government builds a border wall, the taxpayer foots two bills. First, there’s the cost to get the thing built, a figure proclaimed in presidential budget requests and press accounts...