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...
Peter T. Gaynor, Acting DHS Sec., Jan. 12, 2021
"I hereby delegate to Chad F. Wolf, the Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, the authority of the Secretary: A. To review, approve or disapprove, and sign any regulatory action, including...
Shaun Courtney and Genevieve Douglas, Bloomberg Government, Jan. 14, 2021
"Chad Wolf may no longer be the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, but he is still serving as a DHS political appointee and using newly delegated authorities...
Pangea v. DHS
"Defendants the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Pete Gaynor, in his official capacity, if any, as Acting Secretary of DHS; Chad F. Wolf, in his official capacity, if any, as Acting Secretary of DHS; the United...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 25, 2020
"The Department of Homeland Security, through its Acting Secretary, is ratifying a number of previous actions by the Acting Secretary and by former Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan...
Batalla Vidal v. Wolf, Nov. 14, 2020
"On July 28, 2020, Defendant Chad F. Wolf issued a memorandum that effectively suspended DACA ... the court holds that Mr. Wolf was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security under the Homeland...
Here's a link to the "ratification" that will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
The litigation is ongoing, but so far two courts have found that Wolf has acted without authority .
"The Department of Homeland Security, through its Acting Secretary, is publishing notification of the ratification of a number of previous actions by the Department. The attached ratification provides the public with certainty, by resolving any potential...
Prof. Susan Gzesh, Sept. 16, 2020
"Earlier this month, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Whistleblower Brian Murphy’s complaint received substantial news coverage for his revelations about pressures from the White House to repress or...
MALDEF, Sept. 11, 2020
"Civil rights organizations have filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from unlawfully implementing new limits on DACA, according to papers filed in federal court today...
ILRC, Aug. 21, 2020
"The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) today announced it had joined a coalition of 8 of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security...
On Aug. 13, 2020 the feds dropped their appeal in L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli . This means the March 1, 2020 district court ruling stands. More here .
On Aug. 14, 2020 the GAO concluded : "Upon Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on April 10...
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 .
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Feb. 18, 2020
"The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement...