Immigration Law

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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

The Irony of "Operation Lone Star"
Posted on 13 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Dec. 10, 2021 "A border operation launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to arrest undocumented immigrants has inadvertently helped asylum-seekers who would have normally been turned away to stay in the US, sometimes outside... Read More

TX Gov. Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" Crumbles in Face of Habeas Suits
Posted on 29 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Tribune reporter Jolie McCulough (@jsmccullou) is hitting it out of the park covering this story, here and here . Topline from Monday: "Hundreds of migrants arrested under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ’s “catch and jail” border... Read More

Tags: Texas , habeas , abbott

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

Federal Judge Blocks Abbott's Executive Order
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

US v. Texas, Aug. 3, 2021 "1. This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this case, there is good cause to believe it will have jurisdiction over all the parties, and venue in this district is proper. The United States is likely to... Read More

Tags: Biden , Texas , abbott

A.G. Garland Responds to TX Gov. Abbott
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, July 29, 2021 "Dear Governor Abbott: I urge you to immediately rescind Executive Order GA 3 7, entitled Relating to the transportation of migrants during the COVID-19 disaster. The Order purports to mandate... Read More

Tags: garland , Texas , abbott

TX Gov. Abbott Issues EO Regarding Transportation of Migrants
Posted on 29 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Governor Abbott, July 28, 2021 "Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order restricting ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities. The Executive Order also directed the Texas Department... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , Texas , abbott

Texas and the Dangers of State Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 27 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, July 27, 2021 "In a series of bold actions, Texas has attempted to continue where the Trump administration left off in terms of immigration enforcement. These attempts recently have included threats to build a border... Read More

Expert: Feds Will Challenge Abbott's Border Plans
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Patricia Clarembaux, Univision, June 17, 2021 "The announcement made last week by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, that he will implement an immigration plan on the southern border that includes continuing with the construction... Read More

Expert: Abbott's Border Wall "Beyond the Pale"
Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press, June 11, 2021 "Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barriers along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants —... Read More