Immigration Law

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Nationwide Injunction Blocks Trump's Diversion of Military Money for Border Wall
Posted on 11 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Travis Bubenik, CNS, Dec. 10, 2019 "A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction money to build the president’s long-promised border... Read More

Doe v. Trump Analysis: Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against President Trump’s Ban on Uninsured Immigrants
Posted on 4 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Dec. 4, 2019 "On Nov. 26, Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a preliminary injunction against the operation of President Trump’s October immigration proclamation . The... Read More

Sierra Club v. Trump: Court Partially Blocks Border Wall
Posted on 28 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, Courthouse News Service, May 24, 2019 "A federal judge Friday has partially blocked the Trump administration from building parts of a wall along the southern border and blocks the transfer of nearly $1 billion in funds from the Defense... Read More

South Texas Wildlife Refuge Files Restraining Order Against Feds Over Border Wall Construction
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, The Texas Observer, Feb. 1, 2019 " Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property... Read More

Asylum Ban Litigation: Supreme Court Declines to Stay Injunction
Posted on 22 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Dec, 21, 2018 - "In a brief order on Dec. 21, the Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the preliminary injunction against the asylum ban issued earlier this week by Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern... Read More

Litigation Over the Asylum Ban Continues: District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Dec. 20, 2018 - "On Tuesday, Dec. 19, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction against the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule precluding asylum grants... Read More

Another Blow to Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii v. Trump Preliminary Injunction Modified
Posted on 14 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, July 13, 2017 - "[W]hen appropriately considered in the context of the June 26 order, the Government’s narrowly defined list finds no support in the careful language of the Supreme Court or even in the immigration statutes... Read More

Thoughts on the Appellate Court Decision Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
Posted on 26 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ilya Somin, Washington Post, May 25, 2017 - "In a 10-3 decision today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld a trial court injunction against President Trump’s revised travel ban executive order, temporarily barring citizens... Read More

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump DACA Shutdown: Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Feb. 13, 2018 - "A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern... Read More

'Problems Ensue' - Trump Travel Ban 3.0 Enjoined, Twice (UPDATED)
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Oct. 17, 2017 - "Professional athletes mirror the federal government in this respect: they operate within a set of rules, and when one among them forsakes those rules in favor of his own, problems ensue. And so it goes with EO-3... Read More

Judge: Sessions Can’t Tie Grant Money to Immigration
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nathan Solis, CNS, Apr. 12, 2018 - "A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction... Read More

Federal Court Enjoins Trump's Refugee Ban: Doe v. Trump
Posted on 24 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Hill, Dec. 23, 2017 - "A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a ban on certain refugees imposed by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and... Read More

Trump Tweaks Travel Ban - June 14, 2017 Presidential Memo
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence For Immediate Release June 14, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL... Read More

Court Permanently Enjoins Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' EO
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

County of Santa Clara v. Trump, Nov. 20, 2017 - "I GRANT the Counties’ motions for summary judgment on the Executive Order and permanently enjoin Section 9(a). ... The Counties have demonstrated that the Executive Order has caused and will... Read More

Latest DOS Cable on 'Close Family' Reflects Hawaii Ruling
Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MRN: 17 STATE 73352 Date/DTG: Jul 14, 2017 / 142214Z JUL 17 From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: SOMALIA, USMISSION ROUTINE ; ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE ROUTINE E.O.: 13526 TAGS: CMGT, KPAO, PTER, KHLS, CVIS Captions: SENSITIVE Reference: A... Read More