Immigration Law

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ACLU Letter to DHS: Do Not Collaborate With TX State Cops
Posted on 8 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Aug. 8, 2022 "On July 7, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order purporting to “authorize and empower the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to . . . apprehend[] immigrants who cross the... Read More

Tags: ACLU , DHS , border , Texas , abbott

Operation Lone Star: A Hard Look
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Perla Trevizo, Andrew Rodríguez Calderón, Jolie McCullough, The Marshall Project, Mar. 21, 2022 "[T]he state’s claim of success has been based on shifting metrics that included crimes with no connection to the border... Read More

ICUMI: Replay This Free ABA CLE Video on Operation Lone Star
Posted on 11 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Video of free ABA Webinar : Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law Read More

Free ABA Zoom Webinar - Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022)
Posted on 22 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022) On March 6, 2021, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced the creation of ‘Operation Lone Star,’ his self-proclaimed “catch and jail”... Read More

Operation Lone Star: "Zero Task or Purpose"
Posted on 2 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Davis Winkie, Military Times, James Barragán, Texas Tribune, Feb. 1, 2022 "Deplorable conditions, unclear mission: Texas National Guard troops call Abbott’s rushed border operation a disaster...The governor has sent waves of troops... Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" Hits Constitutional Wall
Posted on 14 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Jan. 14, 2022 - Texas judge opens door for widespread constitutional challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative Laurel Calkins, Bloomberg News, Jan. 13, 2022 - Texas Judge Rules Abbott’s Border Crackdown... Read More

Tags: border , Texas , habeas , abbott

Texas National Guard Filmed Trespassing During Border Operations
Posted on 22 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, Type Investigations, Dec. 17, 2021 "It was early November when Marianna Treviño Wright saw a convoy of National Guard members in Humvees speed past the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. Shortly thereafter,... Read More

Groups Ask DOJ to Use Title VI to Counter "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 17 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune, Dec. 15, 2021 "More than 100 immigrant and civil rights advocacy groups have joined the call for the federal government to intervene in Gov. Greg Abbott ’s border security initiative, which skirts federal... Read More

Another Lawsuit Against TX Gov. Greg Abbott
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Annunciation House, et al., v. Abbott, COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, Case 3:21-cv-00178, W.D. TX, El Paso Div., Aug. 4, 2021 "Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-37, if permitted to go into effect, will subject Texans... Read More

Tags: border , Texas , abbott

Expert: Will Texas Follow in Arizona's (Losing) Footsteps?
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Aug. 3, 2021 "An El Paso, Texas, district judge temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday that gave Texas border state police extraordinary powers to stop vehicles if officers had reasonable... Read More