Immigration Law

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Border Wall Lawsuit Settlement Allows DHS to Build More, Anywhere
Posted on 15 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, June 14, 2022 In May, the Government Settled a Lawsuit over a “Private” Border Wall in Texas. Now DHS Can Build a Wall Wherever it Wants, Says Marianna Treviño Wright "...I phoned Treviño... Read More

'Cheese Wall' Artist Settles Lawsuit with Border Contractors
Posted on 19 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blake Brittain, Reuters, May 18, 2022 "An artist who built a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the U.S.-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work, according to a filing in San Diego... Read More

Tohono O'odham Woman Found Not Guilty in Border Wall Protest
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Danyelle Khmera, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 19, 2022 "A judge ruled that a Tohono O’odham woman is not guilty of criminal action in protesting border wall construction on her ancestral land, saying the prosecution imposed a substantial burden... Read More

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

The Woman Who Beat the Border Wall
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Oct. 5, 2021 "About 14 years ago, shortly after [registered nurse Pamela] Rivas inherited the land, the Bush administration moved to seize about an acre of her property for border wall construction. Many Texas landowners—... 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

Trump Loses Border Wall Money Fight
Posted on 25 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. House of Representatives v. Mnuchin, CADC, Sept. 25, 2020 "The United States House of Representatives brought this lawsuit alleging that the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, the Treasury, and the Interior, and the Secretaries of... Read More

CBP Responds to Public Comments Regarding the Construction of Border Wall within Certain Areas in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/30/2020 "On June 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 30745), requesting public comments regarding the construction... Read More

Tags: cbp , border wall , Texas

Border Wall Takes $88M Hit: State of WA v. Trump
Posted on 28 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State of Washington v. Trump "The Court HEREBY ORDERS as follows: (1) Defendants’ decision to reprogram $88.96 million in military construction funds previously appropriated by Congress for the Bangor Project pursuant to 10 U.S.C. §... Read More

Trump's 'Disposable Americans' - Texas Border Landowners
Posted on 26 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, Dec. 26, 2019 "Eminent domain lawyers and scholars said in interviews that landowners along the border have limited options once they receive a request from the government. They can voluntarily allow the authorities... Read More

Nationwide Injunction Blocks Trump's Diversion of Military Money for Border Wall
Posted on 11 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Travis Bubenik, CNS, Dec. 10, 2019 "A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction money to build the president’s long-promised border... Read More

What Emergency? (Opinion)
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GEN. MICHAEL HAYDEN and MATTHEW G. OLSEN, March 13, 2019 Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. Matthew G. Olsen is former director of the National Counterterrorism Center... Read More

Bipartisan Declaration of Former Senior U.S. Officials Refuting President’s Claim of a National Emergency at Southern Border
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Just Security, Feb. 25, 2019 "A bipartisan group of 58 former U.S. government national security officials have submitted a Joint Declaration that directly challenges President Donald Trump’s proclamation of national emergency to allow the... Read More

The Wall: The Book
Posted on 11 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maurice Sherif, The American Wall - "The American Wall, a photographic study and multidisciplinary critique of the steel wall being constructed along the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of the project is to raise public awareness and discussion about... Read More