Immigration Law

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CBP Ends "Metering" at Border
Posted on 6 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Nov. 1, 2021 - Guidance for Management and Processing of Undocumented Noncitizens at Southwest Border Land Ports of Entry "This memorandum provides updated guidance for the management and processing of noncitizens who, without proper documents... Read More

Tags: cbp , metering , DHS , asylum

DHS Issues New "Protected Area" Immigration Enforcement Guidelines
Posted on 28 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 27, 2021 - Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas "This memorandum provides guidance for ICE and CBP enforcement actions in or near areas that require special protection. It is effective immediately. This memorandum... Read More

CRS on "Metering" by CBP
Posted on 18 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hillel R. Smith, CRS, "The Department of Homeland Security’s “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues" - Oct. 15, 2021 "Generally, a non-U.S. national (alien, as the term is used in the Immigration and Nationality Act [INA])... Read More

Tags: cbp , metering , asylum

Greyhound Must Stop Allowing Warrantless Immigration Sweeps, Pay $2.2M
Posted on 29 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Sept. 27, 2021 "Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to resolve his lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs &... Read More

CBP Falsified Records in Death of Boy
Posted on 24 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Moore, El Paso Matters, Sept. 17, 2021 "A new report details “deeply troubling failures” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the 2019 death of a Guatemalan boy in the agency’s custody, including the creation of false... Read More

CBP Title 42 Pregnancy and Childbirth Guidance (Aug. 18, 2021)
Posted on 2 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Aug. 18, 2021 "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CBP is currently assisting in the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Reassessment and Order Suspending the Right to Introduce Certain... Read More

Tags: cbp , Title 42

CBP Extends US/Canada/Mexico Travel Restrictions Through Aug. 21, 2021
Posted on 21 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , cbp , COVID-19 , DHS , border

CBP: Presidential Proclamation Exemptions of Certain Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease (June 7, 2021)
Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, June 7, 2021 "• The President of the United States signed various Presidential Proclamations titled: “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus... Read More

Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border
Posted on 14 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, May 14, 2021 "Taylor Levy couldn’t understand why she’d been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in... Read More

DHS Withdraws Proposed EAD, Biometrics Rules
Posted on 7 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/10/2021 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published on November 19, 2020. The NPRM proposed to revise... Read More

Tags: proposed rule , cbp , USCIS , DHS , ICE

Border Patrol Agrees to Two $35,000 Settlements in Racial Profiling, Unlawful Detention Cases
Posted on 29 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Apr. 29, 2021 "The United States has agreed to pay two men $35,000 each in settlements after they were wrongfully detained and interrogated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in separate incidents at the Intermodal Center, a bus... Read More

Joint ICE-CBP Memo: Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions in or near Courthouses
Posted on 27 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 27, 2021 "This memorandum provides interim guidance that governs our civil immigration enforcement actions in or near courthouses. It is effective immediately and will be replaced after the Secretary issues his final guidance after engaging... Read More

Tags: courthouses , cbp , DHS , ICE

ICE, CBP to Limit Civil Enforcement Actions In or Near Courthouse
Posted on 27 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 27, 2021 "Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to place new limits on civil immigration enforcement actions in... Read More

Tags: courthouses , cbp , DHS , ICE

CBP Memo: Updated Terminology for CBP Communications and Materials
Posted on 20 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Apr. 19, 2021 "This memorandum establishes updated language and aligns our communication practices with the Biden Administration’s guidance regarding immigration terminology. The Administration has provided guidance on the preferred... Read More

Tags: alien , cbp

Biden Names Picks for USCIS, CBP (Jaddou; Magnus)
Posted on 12 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 12, 2021 " Ur Jaddou, Nominee for Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ur Mendoza Jaddou has two decades of experience in immigration law, policy, and administration. Most recently, she was the Director of DHS Watch... Read More

Tags: Biden , cbp , Jaddou , USCIS , Magnus