Immigration Law

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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

'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

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

Another Injunction Against Trump Travel/Refugee Ban: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, Feb. 13, 2017 - "In an opinion filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia , Judge Leonie Brinkema has now granted a preliminary injunction in the case Aziz v. Trump . The Commonwealth of... 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

Wa. Attorney General: Revised Travel Ban Still Subject to Injunction
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Mar. 9, 2017 - "In documents filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s... Read More

Hawai'i Federal Court Enjoins Trump Travel Ban
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura Jarrett, CNN, Mar. 30, 2017 - "A federal judge in Hawaii granted the state's request for a longer-term halt of the revised travel ban executive order Wednesday. US District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the core provisions of the revised... Read More

Judge’s Pause of Trump Travel Ban Takes Page from Republican Challenge to Obama Executive Action on DACA
Posted on 27 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 21, 2017 - "The temporary restraining order halting one of President Trump’s most controversial actions, an executive order suspending the entry of nationals from seven countries... Read More