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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

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

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

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

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes... 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

USCIS on Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 24 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dear Stakeholder, Secretary Napolitano announced today the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), based on deteriorating security conditions in Syria. The effective dates for the designation, as well as dates and... Read More

Tags: tps , Syria

Thursday Telecon re TPS for Syria
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From USCIS: "Teleconference Invitation - Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status - Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:00 – 4:00 pm (EDT) Secretary Napolitano announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended to eligible... Read More

Tags: tps , Syria , telecon