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

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... Read More

Russian Asylum Seekers Admitted to US Via Secret Deal With Mexico
Posted on 6 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Noriega, David Mora, Gabriela Martínez, VICE, Mar. 28, 2022 "A group of Russian citizens who fled their country after the invasion of Ukraine and spent a week camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border was quietly admitted to the U.S. in... Read More

CBP Memo: Title 42 Exceptions for Ukrainian Nationals (Mar. 11, 2022)
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Mar. 11, 2022 "... The Department of Homeland Security recognizes that the unjustified Russian war of aggression in Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis. CBP is authorized, consistent with the Title 42 Order, on a case-by-case basis based... Read More

Tags: cbp , Ukraine , Title 42 , 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

A Guide to Title 42 Expulsions at the Border
Posted on 18 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Oct. 15, 2021 "The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely... Read More

Disorderly and Inhumane: Report
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DISORDERLY AND INHUMANE: Biden Administration Continues to Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger While U.S. Border Communities Stand Ready to Welcome Hope Border Institute & Human Rights First | 2021 "This report highlights the devastating impact... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , ICE , border

Doctors: Title 42 Border Blockade "Discriminatory and Unjustifiable"
Posted on 3 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 1, 2021 letter to HHS, CDC "We are writing to follow up again on our January 28 letter to Dr. Walensky to urge the CDC to rescind in its entirety the order issued under Title 42 in March 2020 and repeatedly extended since, that continues to... Read More

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

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Posted on 29 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HIAS, Mar. 26, 2021 "What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum? What do the statistics at the border look like in context? HIAS' border experts... Read More

Tags: Title 42 , HIAS , asylum , border