Immigration Law

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Trump v. Hawaii Q&A with Expert Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Forbes, June 27, 2018 - "On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to ban the entry of individuals from a group of primarily Muslim countries was constitutional. The court... Read More

Reflections on 5-4 Travel Ban Decision: Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia - "The human impact of Travel Ban 3.0 cannot be overstated. The ban has been in full effect since December 4, 2017, because of written orders by the Supreme Court. Well before today’s ruling, America has already... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4, Upholds Travel Ban: Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 25 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii - C.J. Roberts: "By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following... Read More

Hawaii Files Emergency Motion to Clarify Scope of Trump Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii Attorney General, June 29, 2017 - "This afternoon the State of Hawaii asked federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in Hawaii v. Trump in light of Monday’s ruling from the United States... Read More

CA9 on Travel Ban: Hawaii & California v. Trump
Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Nov. 13, 2017 - "A federal appeals court on Monday gave President Donald Trump temporary permission to proceed with part of the third version of his travel ban policy, but it created an exemption from the new restrictions... Read More

Ninth Circuit Enjoins Trump Travel Ban 3.0, Stays Injunction Pending Supreme Court Review
Posted on 23 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Dec. 22, 2017 - "For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant... Read More

Supreme Court Stays CA9 Travel Ban Ruling...For One Day
Posted on 11 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii, Sept. 11, 2017 - "UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case No. 17-16426, is hereby stayed with respect to... Read More

Supreme Court on Travel Ban: Trump v. IRAP; Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 26 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. IRAP, Trump v. Hawaii, June 26, 2017 - " ... We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in part. ... To begin, we grant both of the Government’s petitions for certiorari and consolidate the cases for argument... Read More

Reuters Exclusive: Waivers Rarely Granted Under Trump's Latest Travel Ban
Posted on 6 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 6, 2018 - "In the first weeks after President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was implemented on Dec. 8, around 100 waivers were granted to thousands of applicants for U.S. visas from the eight... Read More

SCOTUS Stays CA9 Travel Ban Decision (Sept. 12, 2017)
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUS Order List, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case... Read More

State Department on Travel Ban (Nov. 13, 2017)
Posted on 22 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Nov. 13, 2017 - "... Nationals of the eight countries are subject to various travel restrictions contained in the Proclamation, as outlined in the following table, subject to exceptions and waivers set forth in the Proclamation... Read More

Meditation on Oral Arguments in the Travel Ban Case
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and founding director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law - University Park, Apr. 27, 2018 - "On April 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the travel ban case... Read More

Reminder: The “Travel Ban” Expires This Morning (Probably Ending the Case, At Least for Now)
Posted on 24 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marty Lederman, Sept. 24, 2017 - "By the time you read this, the heart of the so-called “travel ban” will probably be no more. Since June 29, the Executive branch, acting pursuant to Section 2(c) of Executive Order 13,780, has prohibited... Read More

Hawaii Responds in Latest Travel Ban Dispute (Sept. 12, 2017)
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The state of Hawaii fired back this morning, urging the Supreme Court to stay out of the most recent skirmish in the battle over President Donald Trump’s March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel... Read More