Immigration Law

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Amnesty International Report: Illegal Pushbacks, Arbitrary Detention & Ill-Treatment of Asylum-Seekers in the United States
Posted on 16 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amnesty International, Oct. 11, 2018 - "The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000... Read More

Aug. 15, 2017 Memo from ICE Legal on Enforcement Priorities, Prosecutorial Discretion (BuzzFeed)
Posted on 8 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 8, 2018 - "Attorneys for Immigration and Customs Enforcement were restricted from granting reprieves for certain immigrants facing deportation, ordered to review and potentially reopen previously closed cases, and... Read More

Trump Caps FY19 Refugee Admissions at 30,000
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2019 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the... Read More

Tags: refugees , Trump

Preliminary Injunction Halts Trump Push to End TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan: Ramos v. Nielsen
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 3, 2018 - "Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti,... Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli: The Long-Lived ‘Con Job’ – Structural Injustice in the Immigration ‘Courts’
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 30, 2018 - "Last week, President Trump held an 81-minute press conference . He traversed wide-ranging territory, including his notions of procedural due process. Discussing the importance of fundamental fairness when trying... Read More

Trump Administration’s New Indefinite Family Detention Policy: Deterrence Not Guaranteed
Posted on 27 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 26, 2018 - "Having shelved a controversial family-separation practice that drew massive protest—and did not slow the arrival of Central American families at the U.S.-Mexico... Read More

Crimmigration Law & Policy Event: From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back (Sept. 17, 2018)
Posted on 14 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crimmigration - "When Attorney General Sessions announced the Trump administration’s family separation policy, all eyes turned to the border. In countless reports, we saw parents brought to federal courts without a clue about their children’s... Read More

A Second Chance for Separated Families
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The fight over the asylum rights of families who had been separated by the Trump administration took what could be a critical turn late last night. Following weeks of negotiation, parties in three lawsuits — including... Read More

Settlement May Give Second Chance to Asylum Seekers Separated at Border
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The Trump administration has just agreed to give parents who were separated from their children at the US-Mexico border earlier this year a second chance to make asylum claims in the US. The Department of Justice... Read More

A National Shame: The Trump Administration’s Separation and Detention of Migrant Families - Report
Posted on 29 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adam Isacson, Maureen Meyer and Adeline Hite, Aug. 28, 2018 - "The zero tolerance policy’s most visible outcome was the mass separation of asylum-seeking parents and children. The Trump administration’s ham-fisted effort to implement... Read More

Expert: USCIS Crackdown on H-1B Visas 'Ultimately Hurts U.S. Workers'
Posted on 16 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ethan Baron, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 16, 2018 - "A crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa intended for skilled workers has struck Indian citizens harder than other foreign nationals, with federal officials hitting them with more visa denials... Read More

Fact Sheet on Family Separation for Asylum seekers - CLINIC
Posted on 10 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 9, 2018 - "In April 2018, the Trump Administration began a “Zero Tolerance” policy that led to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) separating asylum-seeking parents from their children. This policy affected both families... Read More

DACA Must Be Fully Restored: Federal Court (NAACP v. Trump)
Posted on 6 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, Dan Berman, CNN, Aug. 4, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for the administration to do so. DC District Judge... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , bates , Trump

Indirect Refoulement: Why the US Cannot Create a Safe Third Country Agreement with Mexico: Sophia Genovese
Posted on 7 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, Aug. 6, 2018 - "The Trump Administration is seeking to create and implement a safe third country agreement with Mexico . Under this agreement, asylum seekers arriving at the US border who have travelled through Mexico would be denied... Read More

TPS Lawsuit Survives DOJ Motion to Dismiss: Centro Presente v. Trump
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lawyers' Committee, July 23, 2018 - "In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump , a high-profile lawsuit challenging... Read More