Immigration Law

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Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 29, 2020 "The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and... Read More

Prof. Peter Margulies on Doe v. Trump
Posted on 6 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Lawfare, May 6, 2020 "In a ruling on May 4 in Doe v. Trump , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the government's request for a stay of a nationwide preliminary injunction against an October 2019 presidential... Read More

Stay Denied! Doe v. Trump (Pres. Proc. Injunction)
Posted on 4 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "In this case, we consider the government’s motion to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction enjoining a Presidential Proclamation restricting family-sponsored immigrants from entering the United States without... Read More

Anil Kalhan: Trump's New Immigration Ban Is Potentially More Dangerous, and More Legally Vulnerable, Than You Might Think
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 30, 2020 "When faced with criticism for his responses to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has reacted almost reflexively by touting his administration’s immigration restrictions as the centerpiece of its efforts... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump's Immigration Ban
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 26, 2020 "President Trump’s latest Proclamation is a brazen attempt to rewrite US immigration laws under the guise o protecting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation bans most noncitizens who will enter... Read More

Peter Margulies on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Apr. 23, 2020 "On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending issuance of certain immigrant visas. The suspension, which will last for 60 days and may be renewed thereafter, includes many exceptions that will limit... Read More

Anil Kalhan on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 23, 2020 "If you feel like you saw a version of this movie in 2017, you're not imagining things. ... " Read More

Steve Yale-Loehr on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law expert at Cornell University , said the exemptions would make the order more legally defensible, but that the logic behind the policy was still flawed. “First, if the purpose of the proclamation is to... Read More

White House Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted on 22 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19... Read More

Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Apr. 7, 2020 "On April 7, 2020, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon granted class certification in our lawsuit, Doe v. Trump , challenging President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants... Read More

Presidential Proclamation — Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 11, 2020 "I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States, 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... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus
Posted on 2 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 29, 2020 "... Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict... Read More

Trump Extends Border Emergency Proclamation
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/14/2020. "On February 15, 2019, by Proclamation 9844, I declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States to deal with the border security... 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