Immigration Law

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American Immigration Lawyers Held for Hours at Texas Border by CBP
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MSNBC, Mar. 17, 2019 "Threatened with arrest and asked about their political beliefs, journalists, activists, and lawyers on a federal list are detained and questioned at the border based on their work with asylum seekers." Read More

Caravans and Consulates: Should Asylum Seekers Have More Options? - Curtis Pierce
Posted on 23 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caravans and Consulates: Should Asylum Seekers Have More Options? By: Curtis Pierce , Feb. 2019 INTRODUCTION In the autumn of 2018, a caravan of Central American migrants seeking a better life traveled from Honduras to the southern border of the... Read More

Immigrant Rights Attorneys and Journalists Denied Entry into Mexico
Posted on 2 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

KATE LINTHICUM, CINDY CARCAMO and MOLLY O'TOOLE, Los Angeles Times, FEB 01, 2019 "Two U.S. immigrant rights attorneys and two journalists who have worked closely with members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana said they had been denied entry into... Read More

DHS Notice Regulates Activity Along Southwest Border
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 238 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, has temporarily extended the applicability and enforcement of certain regulations governing conduct... Read More

Tags: security , caravan , DHS , border

Experts: Trump's Asylum Ban is Illegal
Posted on 12 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reuters, Nov. 9, 2018 - "“President Trump’s new asylum ban is illegal. Neither the president nor his cabinet secretaries can override the clear commands of U.S. law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Omar... Read More

USCIS Procedural Guidance on Trump's Asylum Ban (Nov. 9, 2018)
Posted on 12 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 9, 2018 - "This memorandum provides U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officers with guidance for considering and processing claims of asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention... Read More

Tags: caravan , Trump , USCIS , asylum

Barring Asylum Claims: The President Versus the Statute (Peter Margulies)
Posted on 9 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Nov. 9, 2018 - "... The new policy clashes with the INA’s plain meaning. For almost 40 years, Congress has clearly stated that a foreign national who presents herself anywhere on the U.S. border or at a port of entry such as... Read More

Tags: caravan , Trump , asylum , border

Presidential Proclamation and DOJ/DHS Interim Final Rule on Asylum (Nov. 9, 2018)
Posted on 9 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nov. 9, 2018 Presidential Proclamation - "... I, DONALD J. TRUMP, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)... Read More

Asylum-Limiting Interim Final Rule May Drop This Week
Posted on 7 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Nov. 6, 2018 - "As soon as this week, the Trump administration is expected to issue a new asylum policy — ostensibly in response to the migrant “caravan” — that could have the effect of barring people who enter... Read More

Against the Odds, Members of a Refugee Caravan Are Let Into the US
Posted on 16 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones, May 12, 2017 - "Last weekend, dozens of refugees who participated in a caravan that traversed Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, presented themselves at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana and were admitted... Read More