Immigration Law

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Arizona Gov. Ducey's Container Border Wall: Litigation UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2022)
Posted on 23 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Keep an eye on Ducey v. Moore (2:22-cv-01814) in Arizona federal district court. For background and context, watch this and this . According to expert attorney Dinah Bear , Gov. Ducey's attorneys are making some rather extraordinary claims. Nov... Read More

Tags: wall , Arizona , Ducey , border

How a Medical Examiner’s Office Transformed to Address Migrant Deaths
Posted on 19 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caroline Tracey, High Country News, Sept. 19, 2022 "The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner began to coordinate its response to migrant death in May of 2002, when 14 people — 13 migrants and a suspected guide who remains unidentified... Read More

Tribe: Arizona Built Border Barrier Against Its Wishes
Posted on 6 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Sept. 3, 2022 "The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings. The tribe determined that the... Read More

After Years of Tribal Resistance, DHS Finishes its “Virtual Wall” on the Tohono O’odham Nation
Posted on 1 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Sept. 1, 2022 "When I come across surveillance towers in the borderlands, I first look to see if there are any communities, towns, or houses in its view. I did this on Monday, on the Tohono O’odham Nation... Read More

UPDATED: CA6 Stays Lower Court's Injunction Against Enforcement Memo (Ariz. v. Biden)
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden (Apr. 12, 2022) "Last fall, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum to his deputies outlining the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities and policies. Arizona, Montana, and Ohio filed this lawsuit... Read More

States Bring APA Challenge to Title 42 Ending
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the lawsuit filed by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri in the federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Read More

Driving While Brown: The Rise of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Latino Resistance That Defeated Him
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Feb. 1, 2022 " The Border Chronicle is highlighting a Q&A with journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling who covered the rise of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio as he waged a campaign of terror... Read More

Tags: arpaio , Arizona , Trump

Tohono O'odham Woman Found Not Guilty in Border Wall Protest
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Danyelle Khmera, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 19, 2022 "A judge ruled that a Tohono O’odham woman is not guilty of criminal action in protesting border wall construction on her ancestral land, saying the prosecution imposed a substantial burden... Read More

Expert: Will Texas Follow in Arizona's (Losing) Footsteps?
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Aug. 3, 2021 "An El Paso, Texas, district judge temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday that gave Texas border state police extraordinary powers to stop vehicles if officers had reasonable... 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

Indigenous Border Activists Arrested, Thrown in Immigration Jail, Chained, Denied Lawyers
Posted on 23 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, Sept. 16, 2020 "Two indigenous women who were arrested by federal agents while attempting to block border wall construction in southern Arizona last week say they were chained and held incommunicado by the government... Read More

Tags: Arizona , border

Military-Style Raid in AZ: Border Patrol Detains 30+ People Receiving Care at Humanitarian Aid Station
Posted on 3 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

No More Deaths, Aug. 1, 2020 "Arivaca, AZ: Around sunset on July 31st, US Border Patrol raided No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station, Byrd Camp, detaining over thirty people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from... Read More

DHS Triggers 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy at Nogales, Arizona
Posted on 3 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 2, 2020 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security will begin processing migrants for return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the Nogales Port of Entry south of Tucson, Arizona. This brings the total number of... Read More

Arizona Border Activist Acquitted of Harboring
Posted on 21 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2019 "An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in... Read More

Bodies in the Borderlands: The Prosecution of Scott Warren
Posted on 7 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, May 4, 2019 "No More Deaths, also known as No Más Muertes, had published a scathing report, complete with video evidence, implicating the Border Patrol in the destruction of thousands of gallons of water left... Read More