Immigration Law

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Access to Counsel Victory in Oregon: Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen, June 25, 2018, Case No. 3:18-cv-01098-SI, D. Or. - "IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order is GRANTED, and until this Court orders otherwise and except as otherwise expressly permitted... Read More

TRO Halts Licensing of Texas Immigration Jails for Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Virginia Alvino, Texas Public Radio, Nov. 2, 2015 - "A state judge has temporarily halted efforts for two Texas immigration detention centers to be licensed as child care facilities. That's put the future of the centers in Dilley and Karnes in... 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

Detroit TRO Blocks Fast Deportations of Iraqis: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 22, 2017 - "A federal court has blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union successfully sought the temporary restraining... Read More

SEC Granted TRO in Wa. EB-5 Regional Center Lawsuit: SEC v. Path America
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to a PDF combining the Complaint (pages 1-17) and the TRO (pages 18-27) issued Aug. 24, 2015 in SEC v. Path America, No. 2:15-cv-01350-JLR, W.D. Wa. Excerpts: "Since February 2012, defendants Lobsang Dargey; Path America, LLC; Path... Read More

#VisaGate2015 Litigation Update - Oct. 1, 2015 (Mehta v. DOS)
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Oct. 1, 2015 - There may be a hearing in Seattle this morning on the motion for TRO. Meanwhile, here are links to key documents in Mehta v. DOS, No. 15cv1543, W.D. Wa.: Amended Complaint Emergency Motion for TRO Proposed Order Declaration... Read More

Greg Siskind on Mehta v. DOS TRO Denial
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Visagate Litigation 2015 Facebook page, Oct. 7, 2015 - "As we indicated in our update from earlier in the week, our TRO motion was going to be an uphill battle because the standard for getting a motion like this even before the evidence... Read More

Wa. TRO Blocks Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Nationwide
Posted on 4 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide. The Temporary Restraining Order will remain in... Read More

CA9 Denies Stay; TRO Blocking Trump Refugee/Travel Ban Still in Effect
Posted on 5 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump Ninth Circuit Case No: 17-35105 02/03/2017 Order Temporary Restraining Order 02/04/2017 Video Video recording of hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 02/04... 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

CA9 Keeps Travel Ban TRO In Place; Trump Stay Request Denied (Feb. 9, 2017)
Posted on 9 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At issue in this emergency proceeding is Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which, among other changes to immigration policies and procedures, bans for 90 days the entry... Read More

Texas Judge Blocks Licensing of Family Immigration Jail
Posted on 5 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grassroots Leadership, May 4, 2016 -"A judge in Austin today issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from implementing 40 TEX. ADMIN. CODE § 748.7 to issue a childcare license to... Read More

Dallas Federal Judge Quickly Denies Texas' Second Bid to Block Refugees
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 9, 2015 - "A federal judge in Dallas denied a state of Texas request for a second temporary restraining order to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees here. The move came after Texas Attorney General... Read More

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