Immigration Law

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Expert: Trump's Executive Order on Refugees is Illegal
Posted on 1 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Oct. 1, 2019 "Donald Trump’s new executive order appears designed to give veto power over resettling refugees to people who don’t like refugees and elected officials willing to play on those fears. What are... Read More

Executive Order: Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement
Posted on 1 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Executive Order 13888 of September 26, 2019 Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement Read More

White House News
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On September 25, 2019 President Trump issued two Presidential Proclamations: Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Threaten Venezuela’s Democratic Institutions Proclamation on the Suspension of... Read More

Executive Order Blocks Entry for Some Venezuelans
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 7, 2019 "... The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of this order would be detrimental... Read More

Executive Order on Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, July 11, 2019 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1 . Purpose . In Department of Commerce v. New York , No. 18-966... Read More

Executive Order Bars More Iranians from Entry to U.S.
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 8, 2019 EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE IRON, STEEL, ALUMINUM, AND COPPER SECTORS OF IRAN "... Sec. 5. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet... Read More

Expert: Trump Executive Order Narrower Than Anticipated
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, June 20, 2018 - "President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together... Read More

Trump Executive Order Keeps Families Together...Behind Bars
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 20, 2018 - "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq ., it is hereby ordered as follows... Read More

Colorado Gov. Signs Executive Order Limiting Use of State Resources to Separate Immigrant Parents, Children
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. John Hickenlooper, June 18, 2018 - "Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order, in response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, that keeps Colorado from using state resources to separate children from their... Read More

Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities
Posted on 26 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities White House, Oct. 24, 2017 Read More

Trump Executive Order Slows Visas
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA Today, June 22, 2017 - "President Trump has taken a small step toward "extreme vetting" of foreign travelers to the United States, signing an executive order that will have the effect of slowing down visas for tourists, business travelers... Read More

See Up-To-The-Minute Case Developments: Wa. & Minn. v. Trump (CA9 - Updated)
Posted on 6 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Ninth Circuit has a dedicated web page for this case. Here are the latest filings: 02/06/2017 Link to oral argument live stream 02/06/2017 Order clarifying live streaming oral argument 02/06/2017 Order re live... Read More

Diplomats Break With Trump Over Refugee Ban
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, January 30, 2017 - " Consider this a major bureaucratic uprising on the part of career foreign service officers against the President on his executive order on refugees. ... Read More

Wa. TRO Blocks Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Nationwide
Posted on 4 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide. The Temporary Restraining Order will remain in... Read More

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Needs Adjusting
Posted on 13 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Stohr, David Voreacos, Bloomberg News, Feb. 11, 2017 - "President Donald Trump could solve the most glaring problem a federal appeals court found with his travel ban by explicitly saying it doesn’t cover immigrants who already have a permanent... Read More