Immigration Law

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Latest CDC Border Blockade Order (Oct. 13, 2020)
Posted on 14 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Oct. 13, 2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the issuance of an Order suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States from countries where a quarantinable communicable disease exists... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC , border

CA9 Denies DHS Stay Request in Flores
Posted on 5 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores v. Barr, Oct. 4, 2020 "The government has not satisfactorily explained why ORR’s largely empty shelters are not capable of absorbing even as many as 140 additional minors a week for short-term stays before those minors are expelled... Read More

Pence Ordered Borders Closed After CDC Experts Refused
Posted on 4 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jason Dearen, Garance Burke, Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2020 "Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s... Read More

Tags: Redfield , Borders , pence , CDC

CDC Border Blockade Final Rule
Posted on 11 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 "The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues this final rule to amend the Foreign Quarantine Regulations administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC , border

Another Crack in CDC's Border Blockade?
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020 "The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for... Read More

Tags: Children , CDC , asylum , border

Advance Copy of CDC Border Blockade Final Rule
Posted on 4 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/11/2020 "The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues this final rule to amend the Foreign Quarantine Regulations administered by the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

Tags: CDC , asylum

"Shadow Operation" Deports Kids
Posted on 4 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, ProPublica, Texas Tribune, Aug. 4, 2020 "Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates... Read More

Tags: CDC , asylum

First Lawsuit Filed Challenging Bogus CDC Asylum Blockade: J.B.B.C. v. Wolf
Posted on 10 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

J.B.B.C. v. Wolf "Under the specific immigration provisions enacted by Congress, if a border official suspects that an arriving noncitizen has a communicable disease deemed serious by the government, the official has numerous options, including... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC , asylum

CDC Blockade of Asylum Seekers Extended Indefinitely
Posted on 25 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 "Amendment and Extension of Order Under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act; Order Suspending Introduction of Certain Persons From Countries Where a Communicable Disease... Read More

Tags: HHS , CDC , asylum

Advance Copies of DHS, CDC Border Blockade Extensions
Posted on 21 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the... Read More

Tags: HHS , COVID-19 , DHS , CDC , asylum

Public Health Experts Urge CDC, HHS to Withdraw Order Enabling Mass Expulsion of Asylum Seekers
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

LETTER TO HHS SECRETARY AZAR AND CDC DIRECTOR REDFIELD SIGNED BY LEADERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOLS, MEDICAL SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER U.S. INSTITUTIONS "We are public health experts at leading public health schools, medical schools, hospitals... Read More

Tags: HHS , COVID-19 , CDC , asylum

CDC Extends Blockade Against Asylum Seekers, UACs
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, May 19, 2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the amendment and extension of an Order issued on March 20, 2020 and extended on April 20, 2020 under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , CDC , asylum

Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Flout Immigration Laws
Posted on 11 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lucas Guttentag and Stefano M. Bertozzi, May 11, 2020 "For more than a month, under the guise of fighting the coronavirus, the Trump administration has used the nation’s public health laws as a pretext for summarily deporting refugees and... Read More

Extension of CDC "Suspension of Entry" Order
Posted on 22 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 22, 2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an extension of an Order issued March 20, 2020, under... Read More

Tags: CDC , border

CDC Exclusion Order Extended to May 20, 2020
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an extension of an Order issued... Read More