Immigration Law

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What Title 42 Has Wrought
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022 "... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult... Read More

Cruelty as Border Policy: The Biden Administration Keeps in Place CBP’s “Consequence Delivery System”
Posted on 24 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Mar. 24, 2022 "In June 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guide to determine the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the punishments meted out to unauthorized border-crossers. According to documents... Read More

Tags: Biden , cbp , Trump , border

Two Years of Suffering: Biden Administration Continues Use of Discredited Title 42 Order to Flout Refugee Law
Posted on 17 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Mar. 16, 2022 "For two years, the U.S. government has illegally blocked and expelled people seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border despite U.S. laws and treaties created to protect them. Since March 20, 2020 , the U.S. Department... Read More

CDC Terminates Title 42 Expulsions for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 13 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here . The CDC Media Statement is here . Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here . Read More

Dueling Court Orders May Decide Fate of President Biden’s Title 42 Expulsions
Posted on 10 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact, Mar 8, 2022 "In just under two years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has carried out over 1.5 million rapid “expulsions” of asylum seekers and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border... Read More

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

America's Border Dilemma
Posted on 24 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Doris M. Meissner, Foreign Affairs, November 23, 2021 "President Joe Biden campaigned on an unabashedly pro-immigration platform, in stark contrast to the approach of his predecessor. Delivering on his promises, however, has proved... Read More

Tags: Biden , border

Biden Eyes Ending Trump's Illegal Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021 "The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has... Read More

GAO: Biden's Border Wall Pause OK
Posted on 17 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO Decision, June 15, 2021 "On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating a previous declaration of national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States issued by President Trump. Among other things,... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump , border , GAO

Over 8,000 MPP Cases Transferred Into U.S. Under Biden
Posted on 11 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, May 11, 2021 "As of the end of April 2021, a total of 8,387 individuals formerly forced to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have been able to enter the United States since President Biden ended this Trump-era... Read More

Biden's Border Problem, and How to Fix It
Posted on 19 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Apr. 19, 2021 "President Biden has a border problem. The U.S. is seeing a deeply troubling increase both in total unaccompanied children (UACs) and in very young UACs—children as young as six or seven years old. The... Read More

Tags: Biden , border

Border Déjà Vu: Biden Confronts Similar Challenges as His Predecessors
Posted on 1 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, MPI Policy Beat, Apr. 1, 2021 "President Joe Biden’s administration is facing a burgeoning crisis as projected record-breaking numbers of foreign-born children arrive at the U.S. southern border seeking... Read More

Pres. Proc. 10142: Termination of Emergency With Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction
Posted on 27 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Presidential Documents Proclamation 10142 of January 20, 2021 "... I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution... Read More

Useful MPI Resources
Posted on 9 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 9, 2020 Useful MPI resources: A report cataloguing the more than 400 executive actions on immigration undertaken by the Trump administration, organized by topic and listing dates of actions. A... Read More

Tags: mpi , Biden , Trump , border