Immigration Law

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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

Court Strikes Down Trump H-1B Lottery Rule; Wolf Not Lawfully Appointed
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chamber of Commerce v. DHS, Sept. 15, 2021 "DHS confirmed at the hearing that Secretary Mayorkas has not ratified the Final Rule. Because Mr. Wolf was not lawfully appointed as Acting Secretary at the time the Final Rule was approved, the Court... Read More

Tags: mayorkas , wolf , H-1B , Trump , DHS

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

Tags: Biden , H-1B , Trump , DHS , expert , yale-loehr

Inexperienced Lawyer - and Miller Ally - to Oversee 2,500 DHS Attorneys
Posted on 12 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Geneva Sands, CNN, Feb. 12, 2020 "Chad Mizelle, a Trump administration official who is viewed as an ally of senior White House policy adviser and immigration hardliner Stephen Miller, has been tapped to be the Department of Homeland Security's... Read More

Tags: miller , Trump , Mizelle , DHS

DHS to Share Immigration Data with Census
Posted on 5 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hansi Lo Wang, NPR, Jan. 4, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to share certain government records from its databases to help the Census Bureau produce data about the U.S. citizenship status of every person living in the country... Read More

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns
Posted on 8 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYT, Apr. 7, 2019 "Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, resigned on Sunday after meeting with President Trump, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had made her the target of the president’s... Read More

Tags: nielsen , Trump , DHS

Buy American, Hire American...Except When It Comes To Border Security
Posted on 20 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lianna Brinded, Apr. 16, 2018, Quartz - "A London-based cyber-security firm with just 20 employees became the first overseas company to win a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security to help tackle border security. iProov will roll out... Read More

Court Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule: NVCA v. Duke
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NVCA, Dec. 1, 2017 - "Foreign entrepreneurs who want to build innovative companies in the U.S. received good news today when United States District Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of... Read More

Trump 'Loves' Dreamers, But Kills DACA: DHS Memo (Sept. 5, 2017)
Posted on 5 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept. 5, 2017 - Press Release: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Fact Sheet: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission... Read More

Tags: daca , Trump , DHS

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the... Read More

DHS Intelligence Assessment Undermines Trump Case for Travel Ban
Posted on 3 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TMRS, Mar. 3, 2017 - "The Rachel Maddow Show has obtained, exclusively, a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment document. The document, from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, makes the case that most foreign-born, U.S.-based... Read More

Tags: travel ban , Trump , DHS , maddow

DHS: Not Enough Cash On Hand For Trump's Border Wall...Just "Prototypes"
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Mar. 2, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , Trump , DHS , border

DHS Statements on Entry of LPRs, Court Orders, EOs (Jan. 29, 2017)
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. Statement By Secretary John Kelly On The Entry Of Lawful Permanent Residents Into The United States - "In applying the provisions of the president's executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national... Read More

A Slippery Legislative Slope: From IIRAIRA to REAL ID to Secure Fence
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS published this notice today in the Federal Register regarding border barriers (fencing and roads) near Calexico, California. Read the long list of federal statutes and regulations DHS has waived, thanks to IIRAIRA, the REAL ID Act and the Secure Fence... Read More