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President Declares National Emergency on Southern Border
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 15, 2019 "The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency. The southern border is a major entry... Read More

President Signs 'Border Bill' Into Law
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 15, 2019 "On Friday, February 15, 2019, the President signed into law: H.J.Res. 31, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019,” Divisions A through G of the enrolled bill provide full-year funding for fiscal year... Read More

Tags: shutdown , Trump , border

Lawsuit: American Citizens Unlawfully Detained by CBP in Montana...for Speaking Spanish
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Feb. 14, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and law firm Crowley Fleck PLLP filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of two American citizens detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for speaking Spanish while... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Policy Forcibly Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico
Posted on 15 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CGRS, Feb. 14, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new policy forcing asylum seekers to return... Read More

South Texas Wildlife Refuge Files Restraining Order Against Feds Over Border Wall Construction
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, The Texas Observer, Feb. 1, 2019 " Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property... Read More

Wait in Mexico Policy, Access to Counsel, & Crime
Posted on 11 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Feb. 10, 2019 "A February 1, 2019 article in the L.A. Times reported that two American attorneys who work for the immigrant rights organization Al Otro Lado, which has sent attorneys to Tijuana to offer advice to Central American... Read More

Separated Family Members Seek Monetary Damages from United States under FTCA
Posted on 11 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Feb. 11, 2019 "The American Immigration Council filed administrative claims for monetary damages on behalf of six asylum-seeking mothers and their children for the trauma they suffered when torn apart under the Trump... Read More

Advocates Warn of 'Catastrophic Harms' to Migrants due to DHS Policy
Posted on 11 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Feb. 6, 2019 "CLINIC, with its partners, the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a letter Feb. 6, 2019 to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging her to rescind the Remain... Read More

Tags: migrants , DHS , asylum , border

DHS Waives Environmental Laws to Build Border Barriers Near San Diego
Posted on 8 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 "The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious... Read More

Trump Extends Border Proclamation 90 Days (Feb. 7, 2019)
Posted on 8 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 7, 2019 Officially published in the Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 "In Proclamation 9822 of November 9, 2018 (Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States), I found... Read More

The Trump Administration’s Lawlessness at the Border: Stories from Tijuana - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 3 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, Feb. 3, 2019 "Following the law should not be a radical idea. Yet the governments of the United States and Mexico somehow find advocacy for the codified rights of asylum seekers reprehensible. I travelled to Tijuana in mid-January... Read More

Immigrant Rights Attorneys and Journalists Denied Entry into Mexico
Posted on 2 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

KATE LINTHICUM, CINDY CARCAMO and MOLLY O'TOOLE, Los Angeles Times, FEB 01, 2019 "Two U.S. immigrant rights attorneys and two journalists who have worked closely with members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana said they had been denied entry into... Read More

Migrant Protection Protocols: DHS and CBP Documents
Posted on 29 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 25, 2019 DHS Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Guidance on Migrant Protection Protocols Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols Jan. 28, 2019 CBP Guiding Principles... Read More

USCIS Issues 'Migrant Protection Protocols' Guidance Policy Memo (Jan. 28, 2019)
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 28, 2019 "SUBJECT: Guidance for Implementing Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Migrant Protection Protocols Purpose This memorandum provides guidance to immigration officers in U.S. Citizenship and... Read More

DHS to Launch 'Migrant Protection Protocols' on Southern Border
Posted on 25 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 24, 2019 " What Are the Migrant Protection Protocols? The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or... Read More