Immigration Law

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Settlement Places Strict Limits on ICE Detention at ICA-Farmville
Posted on 7 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, July 6, 2022 "Today, a settlement agreement on claims for injunctive relief was reached in Santos Garcia et al. v. Wolf et al. , a case filed by the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG), Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), and Gibson, Dunn... Read More

What Title 42 Has Wrought
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022 "... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult... Read More

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... Read More

Louisiana District Court Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Blocking Wind-Down of Title 42
Posted on 21 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, May 20, 2022 "Today, a judge for the Western District Court of Louisiana ruled in favor of 24 plaintiff states in Arizona v. CDC , granting a preliminary injunction blocking the May 23 rd wind-down of Title 42, as ordered... Read More

Texas Used Federal Pandemic Aid Money to Fund "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 9 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tony Romm, Washington Post, May 6, 2022 "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and top state lawmakers shifted around roughly $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid to help pay for their campaign to arrest migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, exposing gaps in a... Read More

DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced [ here and here ] that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID–19 Pandemic
Posted on 7 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2022 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has amended its Order issued October 20, 2021, to align with revised... Read More

Tags: COVID-19

CDC Terminates Title 42 Expulsions for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 13 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here . The CDC Media Statement is here . Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here . Read More

Mayorkas Issues NIE for Ukraine (Feb. 15, 2022)
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 15, 2022 "...I hereby determine that it is in the national interest to permit the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful pem1anent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February... Read More

House Members Demand Repeal of CDC Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 15 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Feb. 14, 2022 "In response to the continued use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers at the border, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) led 33 other House Democrats on a letter... Read More

The Continuing Impact of The Pandemic on Immigration Court Case Completions (TRAC)
Posted on 11 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 11, 2022 "As of the end of January 2022, the pace of Immigration Court work continues to lag as a result of the pandemic. There have been not only fewer case completions, but the average time required to dispose of each case has doubled... Read More

CDC Keeps Title 42 Expulsions In Place
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022 "After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants... Read More

Groundbreaking COVID-19 Settlement to Yield Protections for Immigrants Detained by ICE, Limit Re-detention for People Released
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

LCCRSF, Jan. 27, 2022 "Immigrants detained by ICE during the COVID-19 pandemic in two California detention facilities have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement to resolve a long-running class action lawsuit against ICE and GEO, a private... Read More

Some Immigration Court Hearings Postponed Through Feb. 7, 2022
Posted on 28 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR Operational Status - "In response to both active cases and community transmission of COVID-19, EOIR postponed certain hearings through February 7, 2022. Generally, the case categories are as follows, but please continue reading for additional... Read More

Advance Copies of DHS COVID-Related Travel Restrictions (Eff. Jan. 22, 2022)
Posted on 22 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/24/2022 - "This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (“Secretary”), after consulting with interagency partners, to temporarily... Read More