Immigration Law

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Expert: End Title 42 and Restore Order
Posted on 27 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, July 27, 2022 The Hill - Opinion: Ending Title 42 won’t cause immigration mayhem — It will restore order "... Since March 2020, approximately 900,000 people — including over 215,000 parents and children... Read More

CBP "Manifesting Fear of Expulsion Under Title 42" Documents (May 21, 2022)
Posted on 28 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here are links to two May 21, 2022 CBP Title 42 guidance documents stemming from the Huisha Huisha v. Mayorkas ( 27 F.4th 718 , CADC 2022) litigation. They went into effect at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on May 23, 2022. Office of Field Operations memo: Processing... Read More

Tags: cbp , Title 42

What Title 42 Has Wrought
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022 "... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult... Read More

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... Read More

Louisiana District Court Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Blocking Wind-Down of Title 42
Posted on 21 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, May 20, 2022 "Today, a judge for the Western District Court of Louisiana ruled in favor of 24 plaintiff states in Arizona v. CDC , granting a preliminary injunction blocking the May 23 rd wind-down of Title 42, as ordered... Read More

TRO in Title 42 Litigation: Ariz. v. CDC
Posted on 28 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariz. v. CDC, Apr. 27, 2022 "... IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT for the next 14 days, unless this Court acts to extend or shorten that period: Defendants, including DHS and all of its subdivisions, agencies, and employees, are hereby enjoined and restrained... Read More

Tags: Title 42

Experts on Title 42: At Some Point, We Have to "Rip Off This Bandage"
Posted on 13 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angi Gonzalez, Spectrum News1, Apr. 12, 2022 "The Trump administration enacted the restrictions in March 2020 when the pandemic erupted. “(The policy) said that for public health reasons they were going to turn back most people who tried... Read More

Tags: Title 42

Protection Delayed is Protection Denied: Factsheet on Title 42 Expulsions, Haitian Asylum Seekers in Tijuana, and the U.S. Government’s Ongoing Evasion of Duty
Posted on 7 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHP, CGRS, Haitian Bridge, Apr. 7, 2022 "An estimated 10,000 Black migrants, predominantly asylum seekers from Haiti, currently reside in Tijuana where they face discrimination and violence. Since the imposition of Title 42, the United States has... Read More

Russian Asylum Seekers Admitted to US Via Secret Deal With Mexico
Posted on 6 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Noriega, David Mora, Gabriela Martínez, VICE, Mar. 28, 2022 "A group of Russian citizens who fled their country after the invasion of Ukraine and spent a week camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border was quietly admitted to the U.S. in... Read More

Expert: Litigation Could Prolong Title 42 Border Blockade
Posted on 5 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Apr. 4, 2022 "Last week, after news of the CDC's withdrawal of Title 42, Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell University School of Law in New York, warned that conservative states ... would... Read More

States Bring APA Challenge to Title 42 Ending
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the lawsuit filed by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri in the federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Read More

Feds to End Trump/Miller Title 42 Border Blockade on May 23, 2022
Posted on 1 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CDC, Apr. 1, 2022 " Public Health Determination and Order Regarding the Right to Introduce Certain Persons from Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists pdf icon [534 KB, 30 pages] Following a public health determination, the... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , CDC

CBP Memo: Title 42 Exceptions for Ukrainian Nationals (Mar. 11, 2022)
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Mar. 11, 2022 "... The Department of Homeland Security recognizes that the unjustified Russian war of aggression in Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis. CBP is authorized, consistent with the Title 42 Order, on a case-by-case basis based... Read More

Tags: cbp , Ukraine , Title 42 , border

Two Years of Suffering: Biden Administration Continues Use of Discredited Title 42 Order to Flout Refugee Law
Posted on 17 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Mar. 16, 2022 "For two years, the U.S. government has illegally blocked and expelled people seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border despite U.S. laws and treaties created to protect them. Since March 20, 2020 , the U.S. Department... Read More

CDC Terminates Title 42 Expulsions for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 13 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here . The CDC Media Statement is here . Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here . Read More