Immigration Law

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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

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

He Won, But Was Deported Anyway
Posted on 10 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rose, NPR, Jan. 9, 2020 "The judge granted Jesus withholding of removal, a form of protection from deportation. In other words, he won — something that very few migrants at the border can say these days. Jesus thought he might finally... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase on the Need for Transparency...and Boiling the Frog
Posted on 31 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 30, 2019 "A respected colleague of mine, former Immigration Judge Ilyce Shugall, generously volunteered to take time from her own schedule to travel halfway across the country to San Antonio, TX and observe immigration hearings... Read More

AILA Policy Brief: DHS and DOJ Are Opening Secretive Port Courts Along the Southern Border
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Sept. 6, 2019 "AILA issued a policy brief that shares the little information regarding the DHS and DOJ port courts that has been made publicly available by media reports and elevates the outstanding operational issues of concern that have... Read More

The Ninth Circuit, Asylum and 'Return to Mexico' - What Next?
Posted on 8 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 7, 2019 a motions panel of the Ninth Circuit granted a stay pending appeal of the preliminary injunction that had blocked the 'return to Mexico' policy under the new DHS Migrant Protection Protocols for southern border asylum claimants... Read More

Asylum Officers Mere Pawns in Trump's Deadly Border Game - Vox Exclusive
Posted on 3 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, May 2, 2019 "The first time that one immigration officer interviewed an asylum seeker under new Trump administration protocols, the officer went back to their hotel room, turned up the shower as hot as it would go, and tried to... Read More

DHS to Launch 'Migrant Protection Protocols' on Southern Border
Posted on 25 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 24, 2019 " What Are the Migrant Protection Protocols? The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or... Read More