Immigration Law

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ACLU Letter to DHS: Do Not Collaborate With TX State Cops
Posted on 8 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Aug. 8, 2022 "On July 7, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order purporting to “authorize and empower the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to . . . apprehend[] immigrants who cross the... Read More

Tags: ACLU , DHS , border , Texas , abbott

DHS to Terminate Border Barrier Contracts in Laredo and Rio Grande Valley
Posted on 8 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 8, 2021 "Consistent with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) border barrier plan , U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), intends to cancel the remaining... Read More

Tags: DHS , border , Texas

The Fifth Amendment's Butterfly Effect on Due Process
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

North American Butterfly Association v. Wolf "The National Butterfly Center, a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden owned by the nonprofit North American Butterfly Association, lies along the border between the United States and Mexico... Read More

Tags: wall , DHS , border , Texas

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

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

Another DHS Waiver of Laws to Build More Border Barriers in Texas
Posted on 31 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 "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 order to ensure... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Public (Including Media) Denied Access to Border Courts
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019 "Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public... Read More

More Environmental Laws Waived for Border Barriers in Texas
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 "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 order to ensure the... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Feds Waive Environmental Laws for More Border Barriers in South Texas
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 "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 order to ensure the... Read More

Tags: NEPA , DHS , border , Texas