Immigration Law

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A Guide to Title 42 Expulsions at the Border
Posted on 18 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Oct. 15, 2021 "The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely... Read More

The T42 Numbers are Devastating
Posted on 15 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Oct. 14, 2021 "Out of hundreds of thousands of migrants who have been processed under a pandemic-era policy at the southern border, just over 3,200 asylum-seekers have been screened for U.S. humanitarian protection... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Title 42 , CDC

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
Posted on 26 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Aug. 17, 2021 "The current pandemic of COVID-19 has been determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations, and it creates unique challenges... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC

CDC Extends Border Blockade Against Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Aug. 2, 2021 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Title 42 , CDC

Neither Safety nor Health: How Title 42 Expulsions Harm Health and Violate Rights
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kathryn Hampton, Michele Heisler, Cynthia Pompa, Alana Slavin, July 28, 2021 "Toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Trump administration overrode the objections of public health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Title 42 , CDC

CDC Lifts Title 42 Blockade for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, July 16, 2021 "CDC thus finds that, at this time, there is appropriate infrastructure in place to protect the children, caregivers, and local communities from elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of the introduction of UC, and... Read More

Tags: orr , COVID-19 , Title 42 , DHS , CDC

Will CDC Soften the Title 42 Border Blockade This Week?
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jake Bleiberg, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 13, 2021 "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Title 42 , CDC

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

UNHCR Calls for End to CDC Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNHCR, May 20, 2021, Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi "I appeal to the government of the United States to swiftly lift the public health-related asylum restrictions that remain in effect at the border and... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , CDC

Title 42: The Misuse of Public Health to Restrict Asylum
Posted on 6 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the recording of the May 6, 2021 60-minute webinar by PHR, Physicians for Human Rights: " The Trump administration's misuse of a long-forgotten public health statute has turned the Title 42 policy into one of the most restrictive... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , CDC

Biden, Mayorkas Disappear Trafficking Victims Under Trump's Title 42 Order
Posted on 5 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vásquez, April 1st, 2021 "A man calls the Phoenix Police Department on January 29—his uncle has been kidnapped. Smugglers are holding his uncle at a drop house. They had helped his uncle, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Biden , mayorkas , Title 42 , CDC

A Guide to Title 42 Expulsions at the Border
Posted on 30 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Mar. 29, 2021 "The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely suspended. Since that... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , CDC

The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and Haitian Migrants
Posted on 25 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Phillips, Tom Ricker, Mar. 25, 2021 "Today, one year after the “Title 42” policy was enacted, the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Quixote Center and UndocuBlack release the report, The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impacts on Haitian... Read More

Tags: Haiti , Title 42 , CDC

Title 42 Expulsion Lawsuit Update (P.J.E.S. v. Pekoske)
Posted on 1 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is the govt. brief in the P.J.E.S. v. Pekoske lawsuit, and here is the public Appendix. The Appellees brief is due March 11th . Here is the ACLU case page. Read More

Tags: ACLU , COVID-19 , CDC , border