Immigration Law

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A Q&A with Carlos Spector, El Paso Immigration Attorney and Human Rights Defender
Posted on 9 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Nov. 9, 2021 "For more than 30 years, Carlos Spector has worked as a human rights defender and immigration attorney in El Paso, Texas, where he specializes in Mexican asylum cases. For years, Mexicans fleeing... Read More

DHS to Ease US/Canada/Mexico Border Restrictions for Fully-Vaxxed Individuals
Posted on 20 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the non-essential travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States... Read More

DHS to Allow Fully Vaccinated Travelers from Canada and Mexico to Enter U.S. at Land Borders and Ferry Crossings
Posted on 13 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 12, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will amend... Read More

U.S. / Canada / Mexico Border Restrictions Extended
Posted on 24 Aug 2021 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 Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such... Read More

CBP Extends US/Canada/Mexico Travel Restrictions Through Aug. 21, 2021
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 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 , cbp , COVID-19 , DHS , border

DHS Extends Border Restrictions Through May 21, 2021
Posted on 21 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the... Read More

CA10 on CAT, Mexico, Cartels: Torrez de Lopez v. Garland
Posted on 16 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Torrez de Lopez v. Garland "Maria Torres de Lopez, a native and citizen of Mexico, appeals the denial of her application for deferral of removal under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Exercising jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. §... Read More

The BIA's Mansplaining of Gender-Based Asylum
Posted on 8 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Apr. 6, 2021 "“Every woman knows what I’m talking about. It’s the presumption that makes it hard, at times, for any woman in any field; that keeps women from speaking up and from being heard when they dare; that... Read More

CA9 on Mexico, Domestic Violence: Rodriguez Tornes v. Garland
Posted on 5 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rodriguez Tornes v. Garland "Petitioner Maria Luisa Rodriguez Tornes, a native and citizen of Mexico, testified to a lifetime of severe abuse from her mother, her estranged husband, and her partner for, in their eyes, being insufficiently subservient... Read More

Mexico/Canada/US Border Restrictions Extended Through Apr. 21, 2021
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 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 Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such... Read More

US/Canada/Mexico Border Restrictions Extended to Mar. 21, 2021
Posted on 22 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

CA9 on Mexico, Cartels, Social Group, Nexus: Naranjo Garcia v. Wilkinson
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Naranjo Garcia v. Wilkinson "Alicia Naranjo Garcia (“Garcia”) is a native and citizen of Mexico. Garcia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”... Read More

Tags: Mexico , Cartels , asylum

CA9 on CAT, Mexico: Macedo Templos v. Wilkinson
Posted on 9 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Macedo Templos v. Wilkinson "[W]e grant his petition for additional review of his application for CAT relief. We remand with instructions for the Board to consider whether the attack by the judicial police officers qualifies as torture and whether... Read More

US / Canada / Mexico Border Restrictions Extended
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - "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... Read More

U.S./Canada/Mexico Travel Restrictions Extended
Posted on 21 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S./Canada - "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... Read More