Immigration Law

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DHS Waives Laws to Build More Roads on Border (Advance Copy)
Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/17/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: DHS , border , Texas

GAO Report Slams CBP Over Border Deaths, Medical Care of Detainees, Use of Funds
Posted on 15 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SOUTHWEST BORDER: CBP Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths "Three children died in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s custody in fiscal year 2019, prompting questions about medical care in the agency’s... Read More

Tags: cbp , border , GAO

Court Strikes Down Trump's Second Asylum Ban: CAIR Coalition v. Trump
Posted on 1 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CAIR Coalition, July 1, 2020 "On Tuesday, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had virtually halted asylum at the southern... Read More

Tags: Trump , asylum , border

CA9: Trump Can't Use DoD Money for Border Wall
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "We consider in this appeal challenges by the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (“SBCC”)1 to the Department of Defense’s budgetary transfers to fund construction of the wall on the... Read More

DHS Extends Travel Limitations Between US, Mexico, Canada
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Advance Copies: Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico - "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , DHS , border

DHS Extends Border Blockade
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 19, 2020 "Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico These documents announce the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Another Border Law Waiver (Advance Copy)
Posted on 14 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/15/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: waiver , border , Texas

Extension of CDC "Suspension of Entry" Order
Posted on 22 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 22, 2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an extension of an Order issued March 20, 2020, under... Read More

Tags: CDC , border

CDC Exclusion Order Extended to May 20, 2020
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2020 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an extension of an Order issued... Read More

Formal Complaint Filed Against CDC Expulsions
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HRW, NIPNLG, Apr. 13, 2020 "We write on behalf of Human Rights Watch and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild to register a formal complaint about DHS’s March 21, 2020 policy change to expel most individuals apprehended... Read More

Tags: CDC , border

Another Border Wall Law Waiver: Starr County, Texas
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/15/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Senate Dems Demand Answers re Border Power Grab
Posted on 10 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senator Patrick Leahy, Apr. 7, 2020 "Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) led all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee – the Senate committee with jurisdiction over immigration laws, humanitarian protection laws, and constitutional oversight... Read More

Tags: DHS , Leahy , CDC , border

GAO Slaps CBP for $3.5M Border Tent Boondoggle
Posted on 10 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO, Apr. 9, 2020 "BORDER SECURITY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Management of a Temporary Facility in Texas Raised Concerns about Resources Used The number of people U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended on the southwest... Read More

Tags: cbp , border , Texas , GAO

109 Groups Demand Halt to Border Wall Construction
Posted on 27 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Mar. 25, 2020 "Land possessions continue as Trump declares COVID-19 national emergency Eminent domain attorneys and advocates demand Administration to stop border wall construction, so landowners can shelter in... Read More

Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 20, 2020 "The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint... Read More

Tags: Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS , border