Immigration Law

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Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4: Biden v. Texas (MPP; Remain in Mexico)
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Biden v. Texas - 20 F. 4th 928, reversed and remanded. ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion... Read More

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

Cruelty as Border Policy: The Biden Administration Keeps in Place CBP’s “Consequence Delivery System”
Posted on 24 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Mar. 24, 2022 "In June 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guide to determine the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the punishments meted out to unauthorized border-crossers. According to documents... Read More

Tags: Biden , cbp , Trump , border

Biden Rolls Back Trump Expansion of Expedited Removal
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To be published and effective on Monday, Mar. 21, 2022 - Rescission of the Notice of July 23, 2019, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal "This Notice rescinds the July 23, 2019 Notice, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal, which expanded... Read More

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

Justices Heard Dispute from GOP-Led States over Biden’s Refusal to Defend Legality of Trump-Era Immigration Rule
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Feb. 22, 2022 "On Wednesday, the Supreme Court [ heard ] oral argument in a dispute over whether a group of states, led by Arizona, can defend a contentious Trump-era immigration policy known as the “public charge” rule... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Biden v. Texas (MPP)
Posted on 20 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Feb. 18, 2022 "The Supreme Court on Friday afternoon agreed to decide whether the Biden administration must continue to enforce the Trump-era program known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers... Read More

House Members Demand Repeal of CDC Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 15 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Feb. 14, 2022 "In response to the continued use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers at the border, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) led 33 other House Democrats on a letter... Read More

A New USCIS Mission Statement
Posted on 9 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Geneva Sands, CNN, Feb. 9, 2022 "US Citizenship and Immigration Services changed its mission statement again , four years after the Trump administration removed the phrase "nation of immigrants" from the agency's statement, a move... Read More

CDC Keeps Title 42 Expulsions In Place
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022 "After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants... Read More

Blame Congress, Not Biden, For Lack of Immigration Reform
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Feb. 1, 2022 "[I]f one is truly interested in immigration change, the appropriate measuring stick is not what Biden did in year one but what Congress has failed to do for decades — pass meaningful immigration reform... Read More

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

Biden at the One-Year Mark: A Greater Change in Direction on Immigration Than Is Recognized
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Jan. 19, 2022 "While Donald Trump’s presidency is perceived as being the most active on immigration, touching nearly every aspect of the U.S. immigration system, President Joe Biden’s administration... Read More