Immigration Law

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Expert: Programs to Help Afghan Allies "Overwhelmed" Due to Trump Cuts
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 16, 2022 "Thousands of Afghan allies who narrowly missed being evacuated, and who have been living in hiding in Afghanistan or illegally in neighboring countries, have counted on a program known as humanitarian... Read More

House Members Demand Repeal of CDC Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 15 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Feb. 14, 2022 "In response to the continued use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers at the border, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) led 33 other House Democrats on a letter... Read More

A New USCIS Mission Statement
Posted on 9 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Geneva Sands, CNN, Feb. 9, 2022 "US Citizenship and Immigration Services changed its mission statement again , four years after the Trump administration removed the phrase "nation of immigrants" from the agency's statement, a move... Read More

CDC Keeps Title 42 Expulsions In Place
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022 "After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants... Read More

"Stochastic Terrorism" by QAnon Trumpers Forces Closure of Border Butterfly Sanctuary
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sneha Dey, Texas Tribune, Feb. 2, 2022 "A South Texas butterfly sanctuary has closed after it was the target of conspiracy theories that escalated into credible threats. The National Butterfly Center, along the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, has... Read More

Driving While Brown: The Rise of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Latino Resistance That Defeated Him
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Feb. 1, 2022 " The Border Chronicle is highlighting a Q&A with journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling who covered the rise of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio as he waged a campaign of terror... Read More

Tags: arpaio , Arizona , Trump

Blame Congress, Not Biden, For Lack of Immigration Reform
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Feb. 1, 2022 "[I]f one is truly interested in immigration change, the appropriate measuring stick is not what Biden did in year one but what Congress has failed to do for decades — pass meaningful immigration reform... Read More

Trump's Travel Ban Forever Changed the Lives of Muslims Around the World
Posted on 27 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rowaida Abdelaziz, Amr Alfiky, Huffington Post, Jan. 2022 "A year-long HuffPost investigation found hundreds of cases of Trump’s ban changing the lives of Muslims, both inside the United States and around the world. Families have been ripped... Read More

Tags: travel ban , Trump

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

Biden at the One-Year Mark: A Greater Change in Direction on Immigration Than Is Recognized
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Jan. 19, 2022 "While Donald Trump’s presidency is perceived as being the most active on immigration, touching nearly every aspect of the U.S. immigration system, President Joe Biden’s administration... Read More

Border Land, Seized by Trump for Wall, Returned to Family
Posted on 8 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, Dec. 7, 2021 "The Biden administration will return the land of a Texas family after seizing the property earlier this year for border wall construction, according to a Tuesday court filing. Since 2018, the Cavazos family... Read More

Tags: wall , Trump , border

Barbarians and Butterflies: Part 1
Posted on 17 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2021 "How a Texas butterfly sanctuary became the center of the resistance against Trump, Steve Bannon and the right-wing agenda at the border." Read More

Under Biden, Refugee Admissions Hit Record Low
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julie Watson, Associated Press, Oct. 5, 2021 "Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according... Read More

Tags: Biden , refugees , Trump

Court Strikes Down Trump H-1B Lottery Rule; Wolf Not Lawfully Appointed
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chamber of Commerce v. DHS, Sept. 15, 2021 "DHS confirmed at the hearing that Secretary Mayorkas has not ratified the Final Rule. Because Mr. Wolf was not lawfully appointed as Acting Secretary at the time the Final Rule was approved, the Court... Read More

Tags: mayorkas , wolf , H-1B , Trump , DHS

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

Tags: Biden , H-1B , Trump , DHS , expert , yale-loehr