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

Differential Treatment at the Border
Posted on 11 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP is quickly and easily admitting Ukrainian asylum-seekers at the southern border, while most others are turned away, in violation of law. Elliot Spagat (Associated Press) reports here ; Camilo Montoya-Gálvez reports here . 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

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

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

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

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

Experts to Explain Influx of Children at the Border
Posted on 2 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Apr. 1, 2021 "Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration . The free program, which starts... Read More

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

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

Southern Border Facts
Posted on 23 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tired of media spin, sensationalism and outright lying about the border? Here are three reputable sources: 1. A March 23, 2021 Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council. 2. A link to the audio from a March 23, 2021 expert roundtable from the... Read More

Notice of Temporary Exception From Expulsion of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children Pending Forthcoming Public Health Determination
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 17, 2021 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a temporary exception from expulsion for unaccompanied... Read More

Whistleblowers Say CBP Knowingly Broke The Law As It Turned Back Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 23 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS, Sept. 18, 2020 "A new filing in federal court claims that Customs and Border Protection knew it was breaking the law when it began turning away asylum-seekers at the southern border. The filings are part of a class-action... Read More

Tags: mpp , metering , asylum , border

Another Crack in CDC's Border Blockade?
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020 "The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for... Read More

Tags: Children , CDC , asylum , border