Immigration Law

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Wolf, Barr on DACA (July 28, 2020)
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 28, 2020 DHS Press Release here . July 28, 2020 memo from Wolf to ICE, CBP and USCIS here . June 30, 2020 letter from Barr to Wolf here . Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , barr , wolf , DHS

DHS Extends Northern, Southern Border Closures
Posted on 21 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS

DHS Waives Laws to Build More Roads on Border (Advance Copy)
Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/17/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: DHS , border , Texas

Advance Copy of Devastating Asylum Final Rule
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/26/2020 "On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would modify DHS’s regulations governing... Read More

Tags: USCIS , DHS , asylum

DHS Extends Travel Limitations Between US, Mexico, Canada
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Advance Copies: Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico - "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , DHS , border

Supreme Court: DACA Termination Violated APA!
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS v. Regents "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part IV. In the summer of 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or... Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , APA , DHS

Feds Postpone MPP Hearings Again
Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, June 16, 2020 "The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) remain committed to proceeding with Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) hearings as expeditiously as possible. The Departments have been in ongoing discussions about... Read More

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

DHS Extends Border Blockade
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 19, 2020 "Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico These documents announce the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Did DHS Violate the Privacy Act?
Posted on 13 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Democracy Forward, May 11, 2020 "Democracy Forward Requests Investigation Into Whether Trump DHS Officials Violated Privacy Law by Leaking Individuals’ Immigration Status to Fox News, Breitbart Newly Released Emails Reveal Pattern of Disclosures... Read More

Tags: privacy act , DHS

Joint EOIR/DHS Statement on MPP (May 10, 2020)
Posted on 11 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 10, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person interaction. To this end, the Departments have made the following adjustments to... Read More

DHS Final Rule: Period of Admission and Extensions of Stay for Representatives of Foreign Information Media Seeking To Enter the United States
Posted on 9 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 "This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘the Department’’) regulations to achieve greater reciprocity between... Read More

Tags: PRC , visas , China , final rule , DHS

MPP Hearings Rescheduled Again
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 1, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. As the Departments... Read More

DHS Litigation Final Rule: Service of Process
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is revising procedural requirements in regulations related to service of process of summonses, complaints, and subpoenas. DATES: This final... Read More

Another Border Wall Law Waiver: Starr County, Texas
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/15/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas