Immigration Law

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CA2 Keeps 'No-Fly List' Lawsuit Alive - Tanvir v. Tanzin
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tanvir v. Tanzin, May 2, 2018 - "Plaintiffs were asked to gather information on members of Muslim communities and report that information to the FBI. In some instances, the FBI’s request was accompanied with severe pressure, including threats... Read More

4th Cir. Upholds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban
Posted on 25 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the Constitution, as the Supreme Court declared in Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2, 120 (1866), remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace... Read More

Expert Yale-Loehr: Trump's Muslim Ban Would Pose 'Novel Questions' for Supreme Court
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, Dec. 14, 2015 - "There's no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing... Read More

Experts: Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal Unconstitutional
Posted on 8 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Dec. 7, 2015 - "Experts on immigration law and policy expressed shock at the proposal Monday afternoon. “This is just so antithetical to the history of the United States,” said Nancy Morawetz, a professor of clinical law... Read More

Federal Court Stays Trump Muslim Ban
Posted on 29 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2017 - "Judge Ann Donnelly of the US District Court in Brooklyn granted a request from the ACLU to stay deportations of those detained on entry to the United States following President Trump's executive order. After... Read More

Tags: Muslim , ban , stay , darweesh , Trump , habeas

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday... Read More

Federal Courts Block Trump Muslim/Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii TRO here . Maryland TRO here . Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2017 - "A second federal judge issued an injunction Thursday blocking enforcement of one of the critical sections of President Trump’s revised travel ban... Read More

ABA Slams Trump Muslim/Travel Ban in CA4 Amicus Brief
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, Apr. 20, 2017 - "The American Bar Association has asked the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let stand an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the ABA announced late... Read More

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty - Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr
Posted on 7 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr Mar. 7, 2017 We planned to write a blog about the revised travel ban Executive Order as soon as it came out. That the revised order was delayed for several... Read More

Hidden DHS Program Delays Citizenship for Muslims: Report
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP... Read More

ICE Officer In Montana Relieved Of Duties
Posted on 15 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A top Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official who sent an Islamophobic email to a Helena immigration attorney has been relieved of his supervisory duties, according to lawyers involved in the case. Earlier this month, Bruce Norum, the... Read More

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Hurting Foreign Doctors
Posted on 16 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Negar Mortazavi, June 15, 2017 - "According to the Association of Pakistani Physicians in North America (APPNA), in the past 30 days, the Trump administration has denied visas to almost all Pakistani physicians, applying for visas in Islamabad and... Read More

Immigration officer forwards racially charged email to Muslim-American lawyer
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Shahid Haque-Hausrath sat down at his computer on the morning of Sept. 28 and, as he does at the start of most work days, began reading his email. In his inbox that morning was an email from the state's top U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Justifiable Outrage On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban - Farhad K. Wadia
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Farhad K. Wadia, Jan. 30, 2017 - " [Cyrus Mehta's Note: On Friday evening, January 27, 2017, we sent out a notice to our clients relaying the details of President Trump’s executive order blocking the entry of visa-holders, refugees, and... Read More

Tags: Muslim , ban , mehta , wadia , Trump

Wa. Attorney General: Revised Travel Ban Still Subject to Injunction
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Mar. 9, 2017 - "In documents filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s... Read More