Immigration Law

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Detained Children Must Have Adequate Food, Hygiene Items: Court
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 15, 2019 "In a case that dramatized the plight of children detained at the border, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide minors with adequate food, water... Read More

Coalition of State AGs Oppose Trump Asylum Rule: Letter
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Aug. 15, 2019 "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today led a multistate coalition in filing a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s... Read More

Second Lawsuit Filed Against 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 15 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Aug. 14, 2019 "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today co-led a coalition of 13 states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge”... Read More

DOJ Attack on Immigration Judges 'Union Busting Plain and Simple'
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAIJ, Aug. 12, 2019 "Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges’ Union DOJ Files Legal Documents to End the Labor Rights of Judges Retribution for Speaking Out and Exposing Problems in the Courts Judges Make Bipartisan... Read More

Expert: New 'Public Charge' Rule Likely to Mean More Green Cards Denied
Posted on 13 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tessa Berenson, Brian Bennett, Time Magazine, Aug. 13, 2019 "Immigration groups vowed to fight a Trump Administration plan to deny green cards to applicants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance, as experts warned the... Read More

Why I Resigned as an Immigration Judge
Posted on 5 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019 "I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied... Read More

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy Barring Refugees From Asylum
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Aug. 2, 2019 "The federal District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in O.A. v. Trump that the Trump Administration cannot bar refugees from asylum for crossing between ports of entry. The suit was brought by the Capital Area... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Stay in Border Wall Litigation
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club, July 26, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to restore a permanent block on border wall construction using unauthorized... Read More

Expert: Under Trump, ICE Can 'Round Up Anybody'
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times, July 26, 2019 "Despite Trump’s claims, ICE is arresting way more immigrants without criminal records — especially in Florida. In Florida, arrests of undocumented immigrants without prior... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Second Lawsuit Filed to Block Trump Asylum Rule
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, July 16, 2019 "The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is proud to be a plaintiff and co-counsel in a new lawsuit challenging President Trump’s rule barring asylum... Read More

Tags: Trump , asylum , border

ACLU Sues to Block New Trump Asylum Rule
Posted on 16 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, et al., v. Barr et al., Case 3:19-cv-0407, N.D. Cal. Read More

Tags: ACLU , Trump , asylum

Trump's Immigration Court Efforts Backfire, Backlog Balloons
Posted on 16 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, Andrew R. Calderon, July 16, 2019 - The Marshall Project and Politico Magazine "Frustrated with the slow pace of deportations from the courts, the Trump administration has taken aggressive steps to speed decisions and move people... Read More

Trump Attempts to Limit Asylum
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, July 15, 2019 "The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico... Read More

Tags: Trump , asylum , border

Executive Order on Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, July 11, 2019 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1 . Purpose . In Department of Commerce v. New York , No. 18-966... Read More

CA9: No Military Funds for Border Wall
Posted on 4 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "Because section 8005 did not authorize DoD to reprogram the funds—and Defendants do not and cannot argue that any other statutory or constitutional provision authorized the reprogramming—the use of those funds... Read More

Tags: wall , Trump , border