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DHS Eases Work Rules for Some Syrian, Venezuelan F-1 Students
Posted on 21 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2021 - "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country... Read More

Extension and Re-Designation of Syria for TPS
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/19/2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Syria... Read More

TPS for Syria Extended, Redesignated
Posted on 29 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 29, 2021 "Today, DHS Acting Secretary Pekoske announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Syria’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. This action enables over 6,700 eligible Syrian nationals (and individuals... Read More

Syria TPS Extension (Federal Register, Sept. 23, 2019)
Posted on 23 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2019 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected... Read More

Syria Is Not Redesignated for TPS, Despite Ongoing Armed Conflict
Posted on 5 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact, Aug. 2, 2019 "After months of uncertainty, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Thursday that it will extend—but not redesignate—Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This life... Read More

DHS to Extend TPS for Syrians
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Aug. 1, 2019 "Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, announced that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted, pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. With... Read More

Supreme Court Flashback to 1915 Settles Syrian Refugee Resettlement Question: Truax v. Raich
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Damon Root, Nov. 17, 2015 - "In the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, the governors of at least 26 U.S. states have declared themselves in opposition to the resettlement of Syrian refugees within their respective state borders. In... Read More

Tags: Syria , refugees , truax

TPS Extended for Syria (Aug. 1, 2016)
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 147 / Monday, August 1, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of the Syrian Arab Republic... Read More

Tags: tps , Syria

Posner, Easterbrook Skewer Indiana at Oral Argument: Exodus Refugee International v. Pence
Posted on 16 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Esther Yu Hsi Lee, ThinkProgress, Sept. 15, 2016 - "In a tense exchange with attorneys defending Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s order to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in his state, two federal judges sharply criticized the legal rationale... Read More

Text of Executive Order: "PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES"
Posted on 28 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES. The text has been reported in various media outlets, and is pasted below. Note that as of Saturday... Read More

America, Syria and CIR: Endelman & Mehta
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"... If America, as a superpower, continues to play the role of a cop in world affairs by virtue of its superpower status, it will have more moral legitimacy to do so if it embraces people from the world through a humane and compassionate immigration... Read More

Tags: Syria , endelman , mehta

Designation of Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective... Read More

Court Blocks Application of Travel Ban 2.0 to Syrian Family: Doe v. Trump
Posted on 11 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reuters, Mar. 11, 2017 - "A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already... Read More

DHS to Designate Syria for TPS
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In light of the deteriorating conditions in Syria, I am announcing that DHS will be designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians currently present in the United States. Conditions in Syria have worsened to the point where... Read More

Tags: tps , Syria

Presidential Order Suspending Entry of Certain Persons from Iran, Syria
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend... Read More