Immigration Law

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Experts: Trump's Asylum Ban is Illegal
Posted on 12 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reuters, Nov. 9, 2018 - "“President Trump’s new asylum ban is illegal. Neither the president nor his cabinet secretaries can override the clear commands of U.S. law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Omar... Read More

USCIS Procedural Guidance on Trump's Asylum Ban (Nov. 9, 2018)
Posted on 12 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 9, 2018 - "This memorandum provides U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officers with guidance for considering and processing claims of asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention... Read More

Tags: caravan , Trump , USCIS , asylum

Barring Asylum Claims: The President Versus the Statute (Peter Margulies)
Posted on 9 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Nov. 9, 2018 - "... The new policy clashes with the INA’s plain meaning. For almost 40 years, Congress has clearly stated that a foreign national who presents herself anywhere on the U.S. border or at a port of entry such as... Read More

Tags: caravan , Trump , asylum , border

Presidential Proclamation and DOJ/DHS Interim Final Rule on Asylum (Nov. 9, 2018)
Posted on 9 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nov. 9, 2018 Presidential Proclamation - "... I, DONALD J. TRUMP, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)... Read More

Asylum-Limiting Interim Final Rule May Drop This Week
Posted on 7 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Nov. 6, 2018 - "As soon as this week, the Trump administration is expected to issue a new asylum policy — ostensibly in response to the migrant “caravan” — that could have the effect of barring people who enter... Read More