Immigration Law

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CA9: Trump Can't Block California's Immigration Statutes - USA v. California
Posted on 19 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee, Apr. 18, 2019 "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda on Thursday, rejecting the administration’s bid to block two California “sanctuary”... Read More

'Public Charge' FAM Change Triggers Consular Abuse of 212(a)(4)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

According to FY2018 DOS statistics , "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications... Read More

ICE Now Aided by ‘Enhanced’ Spy Powers
Posted on 15 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, Apr. 15, 2019 "Under President Donald Trump, ICE—the law enforcement agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrants—has quietly grown closer to at least one of America’s intelligence agencies... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Termination of TPS for Haiti: Saget v. Trump
Posted on 12 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2019 " In a victory for due process and a blow to Trump’s racially-biased, anti-immigrant policies, yesterday, federal district judge William F. Kuntz II issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s... Read More

Dara Lind: 9 Questions About the Border Crisis You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Apr. 11, 2019 "...What’s happening at the border is the result of a regional crisis in which — if current rates continue — close to 1 percent of the entire population of Guatemala and Honduras will attempt to immigrate... Read More

Tags: , lind , Trump , border

Expert: Trump's Immigration Efforts 'Backfiring'...No 'Coherent Policy'
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matt Kwong, CBC News, Apr. 9, 2019 "[F]or Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration-law professor at Cornell University , Nielsen was far from soft on immigration. "Secretary Nielsen will be perceived as the most hardline [Homeland Security] secretary... Read More

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Forced Return to Mexico Policy
Posted on 9 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Apr. 8, 2019 "A federal court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s new policy that forced asylum seekers to return to Mexico and remain there while their cases are considered. The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern... Read More

Tags: Trump

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns
Posted on 8 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYT, Apr. 7, 2019 "Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, resigned on Sunday after meeting with President Trump, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had made her the target of the president’s... Read More

Tags: nielsen , Trump , DHS

Expert: Closing Border Would Be "Shooting Ourselves in the Foot"
Posted on 4 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fritze, USA Today, Apr. 3, 2019 "In the chaotic hours after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, U.S. officials took an extraordinary step that would be considered only a handful of times in the decades that followed: They... Read More

The Immigration Court: Issues and Solutions - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Editor's Note: This is the most important - and damning - exposé of the Immigration Courts to date. Please read every word. Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019 " The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell... Read More

White House Extends 'Wind-Down' of DED for Liberians
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 28, 2019 "Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia (collectively, “Liberians”) have been eligible for either Temporary Protected Status (TPS... Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Mar. 27, 2019 "At the time of the high court’s ruling, the key question was whether the policy was constitutional as written. But now, more than two years since Trump first issued the ban, the question isn’t simply... Read More

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martin Garbus, The Nation, Mar. 26, 2019 "The detention center in Dilley is run by CoreCivic, a company that contributed $250,000 to President Trump’s inauguration. Another owner of detention centers, GEO, gave $225,000 to a Trump PAC prior... Read More

If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It
Posted on 25 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, Mar. 25, 2019 "A law is supposed to protect property owners from lowball offers by the government when it takes land through eminent domain. But a letter shows how simple it is for officials to eviscerate what is... Read More