Immigration Law

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Executive Power Showdown: Congress and White House Quarrel over Immigration Spending - MPI
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 28, 2019 "Despite a breakthrough bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government and avert another shutdown, a faceoff between the Trump administration and Congress... Read More

3 More Lawsuits And Counting Over Border 'Emergency'
Posted on 20 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In addition to the lawsuit filed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 by 16 states , at least three more lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration's national emergency proclamation . Public Citizen Sues Trump on Behalf of Affected Texas Landowners... Read More

16 States Sue Trump Over Border Emergency
Posted on 19 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General, Feb. 18, 2019 "California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a 16-state coalition, today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging... Read More

South Texas Wildlife Refuge Files Restraining Order Against Feds Over Border Wall Construction
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, The Texas Observer, Feb. 1, 2019 " Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property... Read More

The Wall: The Real Costs of a Barrier Between the U.S. and Mexico - Brookings
Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings [This is a very long, rich, detailed look at the border wall, with marvelous graphics. It deals with the price tag, smuggling, crime, the U.S. economy, communities and the environment, and much more. Recommended!] Read More

DHS Waives Environmental Regulations for Border Wall Construction
Posted on 2 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - "The 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 expeditious... Read More

Feds Quietly Prepare for Land Seizures for Border Wall
Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, Nov. 13, 2017 - "Although approval for a new border wall has yet to come, the Trump administration has taken subtle steps to be able to seize land to build one, including by restarting litigation that has laid dormant for years against... Read More

National Guard Posting on Mexico Border 'May Be Indefinite' - MPI Policy Beat (Apr. 25, 2018)
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Austin Rose, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Opening a new front in his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump in early April 2018 called for the deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops... Read More

DHS: Not Enough Cash On Hand For Trump's Border Wall...Just "Prototypes"
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Mar. 2, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , Trump , DHS , border

Borderlands: Life in the Shadow of the Wall
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Borderlands - How will a more complete border wall affect those who live in its shadow? President Donald Trump has pledged to build 1,250 miles of new border wall, and most of that would be in Texas, where only about 10 percent of the border is fenced... Read More

Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program
Posted on 13 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Center for Biological Diversity, Apr. 12, 2017 - "The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the... Read More

84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey (Banned by Fox)
Posted on 8 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film . ... Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast [by Fox]." But was the ad about the wall...or the door? Find clues here and here . Read More

The Wall: A Special Report
Posted on 11 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, Jan. 9, 2017 - "Building a wall along the 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico was a signature plank of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His win in November is bringing the reality of that proposal into... Read More

The Border Wall: Fact and Fiction
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jimmy Williams, Apr. 28, 2017 - "While it has long been all too common for politicians to use immigration and, more recently, the wall as campaign issues, there is plenty of confusion and misinformation about both. Here’s a primer that separates... Read More

Tags: wall , hinojosa , Trump , border

Trump’s Wall Faces a Barrier in Texas: Landowner Lawsuits
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ron Nixon, New York Times, May 7, 2017 - "One of the principal barriers to President Trump’s border wall begins in Aleida Garcia’s expansive backyard. She and her husband have built a small park alongside some scrubland on their 30 acres... Read More

Tags: lawsuits , wall , Trump , border , Texas