Immigration Law

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Biden Eyes Ending Trump's Illegal Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021 "The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has... Read More

GAO: Biden's Border Wall Pause OK
Posted on 17 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO Decision, June 15, 2021 "On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating a previous declaration of national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States issued by President Trump. Among other things,... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump , border , GAO

Biden Revokes Trump's "No Health Insurance, No Green Card" Proclamation
Posted on 16 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 14, 2021 "A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 9945 The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System... Read More

How Trump Left His Mark on Immigration Courts, BIA
Posted on 9 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reade Levinson, Kristina Cooke, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 8, 2021 "As U.S. President Joe Biden works to undo many of the restrictive immigration policies enacted by former President Donald Trump, he will confront one of his predecessor’s... Read More

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Launch Campaign Urging Biden To Rescind Trump Rules That Could Dash Dreams Of Living In U.S.
Posted on 11 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chantal Da Silva, Forbes, Feb. 11, 2021 "A group of U.S. diversity visa lottery winners have launched a new campaign calling on the Biden administration to take action to reverse restrictions introduced under President Donald Trump that could see... Read More

Biden Immigration Team Will Review Hundreds of Trump/Miller Changes
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2021 "Donald J. Trump’s four-year quest to wall the country off from immigrants led his aides to Form N-648: a physician’s declaration that an applicant for naturalized citizenship... Read More

An Essential Tool for Immigration Lawyers, Scholars and Journalists: IPTP
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Policy Tracking Project "This "TrumpTracker" Immigration Policy Tracking Project catalogues every known Trump-era immigration policy from January 2017 through the end of the administration. Entries describing Trump policies... Read More

Biden's Rescission of Trump's BAHA EO Will Benefit Everyone
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 31, 2021 "On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order entitled the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers . This executive order revokes Trump’s Buy American Hire American... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump

The Race to Dismantle Trump's Immigration Policies
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, Feb. 1, 2021 "Trump transformed immigration through hundreds of quiet measures. Before they can be reversed, they have to be uncovered. ... In 2017, Lucas Guttentag launched a project to track every Trump-era change... Read More

Trump OLC Opines on Posse Comitatus, Military Support for CBP (Jan. 19, 2021)
Posted on 20 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OLC, Jan. 19, 2021 - Military Support for Customs and Border Protection Along the Southern Border Under the Posse Comitatus Act "The Department of Defense’s proposed use of military personnel to provide limited assistance with respect to... Read More

Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 18, 2021 "... Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020... Read More

Trump's Final Attacks on Legal Immigration
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, Jan. 16, 2021 "Although President Trump is on his way out, his administration has promulgated two new rules that will have a devastating impact on the H-1B visa program and legal immigration. Reissuance of DOL Wage... Read More

CA4 Crushes Trump's Refugee EO: HIAS v. Trump
Posted on 11 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HIAS v. Trump "In 2019, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13,888 (the Order), which drastically alters the system by which the federal government resettles refugees across the United States. Rather than consulting with states and localities... Read More

Expert: Houston Chef Hits Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 8 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2021 "Every day Chef Sanjay Kumar Kashyap whipped up 30 fresh recipes for a vegetarian Thali-style Indian restaurant in southwest Houston. In a month, he prepared a whopping 900 different curries, dals... Read More

Prof. Peter Margulies on Doe v. Trump (Uninsured Ban)
Posted on 6 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Jan. 5, 2021 "In a decision on Dec. 31 in Doe #1 v. Trump , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld President Trump's Oct. 2019 proclamation barring entry of immigrants without "approved" health... Read More