Immigration Law

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Legal questions shroud Gov. Greg Abbott’s move to bus migrants back to the border
Posted on 1 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

JAMES BARRAGÁN, URIEL J. GARCÍA, AUG. 1, 2022 "State and local law enforcement have long transferred custody of undocumented migrants to federal immigration authorities after they’ve been arrested. But previously it’s... Read More

DOJ Investigating Texas’ Operation Lone Star for Alleged Civil Rights Violations
Posted on 7 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Perla Trevizo, ProPublica, Texas Tribune, July 6, 2022 "Emails obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune confirm that federal authorities are probing discrimination claims involving Gov. Greg Abbott’s multibillion-dollar border initiative... Read More

Texas Used Federal Pandemic Aid Money to Fund "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 9 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tony Romm, Washington Post, May 6, 2022 "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and top state lawmakers shifted around roughly $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid to help pay for their campaign to arrest migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, exposing gaps in a... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Texas' "Operation Lone Star" Unconstitutional
Posted on 2 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Apr. 28, 2022 "In a new challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott ’s controversial border security crackdown, a lawsuit filed Wednesday is asking a federal court to shut down Texas’ system of arresting migrants... Read More

Fact-checking Texas leaders’ claims about Operation Lone Star
Posted on 27 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BY PERLA TREVIZO AND LOMI KRIEL, THE TEXAS TRIBUNE AND PROPUBLICA, KENGO TSUTSUMI, PROPUBLICA, AND ANDREW RODRIGUEZ CALDERÓN, THE MARSHALL PROJECT APRIL 27, 2022 "As reporters investigated Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative, they... Read More

Texas' Operation Lone Star Has Not Slowed Migration
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Apr. 4, 2022 "Texas’ border operation is meant to stop cartels and smugglers. More often, it arrests migrants for misdemeanor trespassing. The largest share of Operation Lone Star arrests were of people accused... Read More

Operation Lone Star: A Hard Look
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Perla Trevizo, Andrew Rodríguez Calderón, Jolie McCullough, The Marshall Project, Mar. 21, 2022 "[T]he state’s claim of success has been based on shifting metrics that included crimes with no connection to the border... Read More

ICUMI: Replay This Free ABA CLE Video on Operation Lone Star
Posted on 11 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Video of free ABA Webinar : Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law Read More

Free ABA Zoom Webinar - Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022)
Posted on 22 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022) On March 6, 2021, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced the creation of ‘Operation Lone Star,’ his self-proclaimed “catch and jail”... Read More

Operation Lone Star: "Zero Task or Purpose"
Posted on 2 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Davis Winkie, Military Times, James Barragán, Texas Tribune, Feb. 1, 2022 "Deplorable conditions, unclear mission: Texas National Guard troops call Abbott’s rushed border operation a disaster...The governor has sent waves of troops... Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" Hits Constitutional Wall
Posted on 14 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Jan. 14, 2022 - Texas judge opens door for widespread constitutional challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative Laurel Calkins, Bloomberg News, Jan. 13, 2022 - Texas Judge Rules Abbott’s Border Crackdown... Read More

Tags: border , Texas , habeas , abbott

Texas National Guard Filmed Trespassing During Border Operations
Posted on 22 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, Type Investigations, Dec. 17, 2021 "It was early November when Marianna Treviño Wright saw a convoy of National Guard members in Humvees speed past the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. Shortly thereafter,... Read More

Groups Ask DOJ to Use Title VI to Counter "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 17 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune, Dec. 15, 2021 "More than 100 immigrant and civil rights advocacy groups have joined the call for the federal government to intervene in Gov. Greg Abbott ’s border security initiative, which skirts federal... Read More

The Irony of "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 13 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Dec. 10, 2021 "A border operation launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to arrest undocumented immigrants has inadvertently helped asylum-seekers who would have normally been turned away to stay in the US, sometimes outside... Read More

TX Gov. Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" Crumbles in Face of Habeas Suits
Posted on 29 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Tribune reporter Jolie McCulough (@jsmccullou) is hitting it out of the park covering this story, here and here . Topline from Monday: "Hundreds of migrants arrested under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ’s “catch and jail” border... Read More

Tags: Texas , habeas , abbott