Immigration Law

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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

CA9 on CAT, Mexico, Zetas, LGBTQ: Xochihua-Jaimes v. Barr
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Xochihua-Jaimes v. Barr "Substantial evidence does not support the BIA’s determination that Petitioner failed to meet her burden of proof under CAT that she would more likely than not be tortured, with the consent or acquiescence of a public... Read More

Tags: torture , cat , Mexico , zetas , LGBT

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

CDC Exclusion Order Extended to May 20, 2020
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an extension of an Order issued... Read More

DHS Fact Sheet on Northern, Southern Border Closures
Posted on 23 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 23, 2020 "In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS

These Take Effect Midnight Tonight (Mar. 20, 2020)
Posted on 20 Mar 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

Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 20, 2020 "The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint... Read More

Tags: Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS , border

US-Mexico Partial Border Closure
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico, Mar. 20, 2020 "The U.S. and Mexico on Friday agreed to temporarily close the border to nonessential travel in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. ... Acting DHS Secretary Chad... Read More

Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
Posted on 17 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Mar. 16, 2020 "The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call... Read More

CA9 on CAT, Mexico: Guerra v. Barr
Posted on 3 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guerra v. Barr "Jose Eduardo Guerra (“Guerra”), a citizen and national of Mexico, petitions for review of an adverse decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”). At issue is Guerra’s application for deferral... Read More

Increasing Numbers "Remain in Mexico" Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings: TRAC
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Aug. 26, 2019 "Immigrants waiting for their Immigration Court hearings under the "Remain in Mexico" MPP protocols have been rapidly increasing in number. Case-by-case court records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse... Read More

CA11 on Nexus: Perez-Sanchez v. Barr
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Perez-Sanchez v. Barr "We do not ... accept the agency’s analysis of Mr. Perez-Sanchez’s asylum and withholding claims. The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirmed the IJ’s denial of both claims, saying that... Read More

Unpub. BIA Victory: Mexico, WH/CAT, Imputed Nationality
Posted on 4 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amanda Gray writes: "I wanted to share this great withholding decision I received today. The BIA reversed [an IJ in] Salt Lake City in a detained withholding / CAT case (client is in Tacoma, WA in withholding only proceedings) on the grounds that... Read More

Trump Proposes Steep Tariffs on Mexican Imports to Control Southern Border
Posted on 31 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYT, May 30, 2019 - "President Trump said Thursday that he planned to impose a 5 percent tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning June 10, a tax that he said would “gradually increase” until Mexico stopped the flow of undocumented... Read More

Tags: Mexico , tariffs , Trump , border

The Ninth Circuit, Asylum and 'Return to Mexico' - What Next?
Posted on 8 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 7, 2019 a motions panel of the Ninth Circuit granted a stay pending appeal of the preliminary injunction that had blocked the 'return to Mexico' policy under the new DHS Migrant Protection Protocols for southern border asylum claimants... Read More