Immigration Law

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Executive Order on Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, July 11, 2019 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1 . Purpose . In Department of Commerce v. New York , No. 18-966... Read More

Ross' Rationale for Census Citizenship Question 'Contrived' - SC Remands Case
Posted on 27 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dept. of Commerce v. New York "Altogether, the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the Secretary gave for his decision. In the Secretary’s telling, Commerce was simply acting on a routine data request from another agency... Read More

Citizenship Question for 2020 Census Violates APA - NY v. Dept. of Commerce
Posted on 15 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NY v. Dept. of Commerce "[T]he Court concludes on the merits that Secretary Ross violated the APA in multiple independent ways. Most blatantly, Secretary Ross ignored, and violated, a statute that requires him, in circumstances like those here... Read More

Intervenors Successful in 'Frivolous' Census Litigation: Alabama v. U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Dec. 13, 2018 - "Latino voters and a grassroots organization will be allowed to intervene as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama that seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count of all persons in... Read More

Tags: MALDEF , Alabama , census

Census Citizenship Question Triggers Legal and Political Fallout
Posted on 2 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Oct. 24, 2018 - "As the timeline for launching the 2020 decennial census approaches fast, legal and political controversy surrounds the Trump administration’s inclusion of a question on citizenship... Read More

National Academies of Sciences Oppose Citizenship Question Addition to 2020 Census
Posted on 15 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Committee on National Statistics’ Task Force on the 2020 Census, National Academies of Sciences, Aug. 7, 2018 - "The addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census questionnaire, as described in the Federal Register notice... Read More

Tags: census

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts
Posted on 2 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use... Read More

19 AGs and Colo. Gov. Ask Commerce to Nix Citizenship Question on Census - Letter
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter dated Feb. 12, 2018 - "We, the undersigned Attorneys General of New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania... Read More

Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Sparks Multiple Lawsuits - UPDATED Mar. 28, 2018
Posted on 27 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On March 26, 2018, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross published this memo and stated: "I have determined that reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census is necessary to provide complete and accurate data in response to the DOl request... Read More

Groups Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
Posted on 31 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, May 31, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities... Read More

Alabama Sues Census to Try to Stop “Illegal Aliens” from Being Counted as “Persons”
Posted on 5 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joseph Fishkin, May 29, 2018 - "The State of Alabama, along with U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), filed an unusual lawsuit last week against the Census Bureau. The suit demands that the census bureau stop counting “illegal aliens”... Read More

Pew Analysis Highlights Immigrant Integration and Economic Contributions
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants integrate into U.S. society over time and they contribute to the U.S. economy. These crucial yet often-overlooked facts are illustrated well by the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest statistical profile of the foreign-born population... Read More

Louisiana asks Supreme Court to rule on migrants, census
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arguing that counting unauthorized migrants and temporary visa holders in the 2010 census resulted in Louisiana losing a congressional seat, Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell filed an original action in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov... Read More

Illegal Immigration Drops After Decade-Long Rise
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of [unauthorized] immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of... Read More