Immigration Law

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Lawsuit to Discover if Trump Lied to SCOTUS about the Muslim Ban
Posted on 25 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David J. Bier, July 14, 2022 "A new lawsuit by the Cato Institute could answer the question of whether the Supreme Court was wrong to accept assertions from former President Trump that his 2017 travel ban was based on security concerns, not animus... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4: Biden v. Texas (MPP; Remain in Mexico)
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Biden v. Texas - 20 F. 4th 928, reversed and remanded. ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion... Read More

Justices Heard Dispute from GOP-Led States over Biden’s Refusal to Defend Legality of Trump-Era Immigration Rule
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Feb. 22, 2022 "On Wednesday, the Supreme Court [ heard ] oral argument in a dispute over whether a group of states, led by Arizona, can defend a contentious Trump-era immigration policy known as the “public charge” rule... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Biden v. Texas (MPP)
Posted on 20 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Feb. 18, 2022 "The Supreme Court on Friday afternoon agreed to decide whether the Biden administration must continue to enforce the Trump-era program known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers... Read More

Trump: USCIS Will NOT Accept New DACA Applcations
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Holland, Reuters, July 28, 2020 "The administration plans to continue its existing policy of not accepting new DACA applicants, a policy in place since 2017, the official told Reuters." Read More

Cyrus Mehta on DACA and Reliance
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 22, 2020 "On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated... Read More

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020 "In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation... Read More

The Supreme Court Rules That Trump’s DACA Rescission Doesn’t Pass Muster
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, June 18, 2020 "On June 18, the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to rescind the DACA program. In a narrow opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts based on administrative law doctrine... Read More

Jay Willis: The Supreme Court Buys Into Trump's Anti-Immigrant Fearmongering
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jay Willis, Apr. 29, 2020 "Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to deport more legal permanent residents for criminal convictions that occurred in the distant past. The appalling result in Barton v. Barr... Read More

Will Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule Destroy the Economy?
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Jan. 28, 2020 "On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court approved an order to allow the Trump administration to proceed with the public charge rule. It is likely the administration’s most consequential economic... Read More

Expert: Will 'Court of Public Opinion' Sway White House, Supreme Court on Asylum Rules?
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 13, 2019 "A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week allowing President Donald Trump's administration to proceed with a near complete ban on asylum across the southern border while the policy is litigated will... Read More

Supreme Court Stays Asylum Injunction: Signal on the Merits or Procedural Snag?
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Sept. 12, 2019 "On Sept. 11, the Supreme Court stayed a preliminary injunction imposed by Judge Jon Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the third country asylum rule recently issued... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Feds to Enforce Restrictive Asylum Rule Nationwide
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, Sept. 11, 2019 "The Trump administration won a major (if, at least for now, only temporary) victory on immigration today at the Supreme Court. The justices gave the government the go-ahead to enforce a new rule that would bar most immigrants... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Stay in Border Wall Litigation
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club, July 26, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to restore a permanent block on border wall construction using unauthorized... Read More