Immigration Law

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Judge Vacates Injunction, Clearing Way for Remain in Mexico Wind Down
Posted on 9 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CGRS, Aug. 8, 2022 " A federal judge has vacated the injunction that forced the government to revive the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy, which the government concluded had inflicted “unjustifiable human costs.” This officially clears... Read More

CA6 Reverses Enforcement Memo Injunction: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 6 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "In September 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum to his deputies outlining the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities and policies. Arizona, Montana, and Ohio filed this lawsuit in the Southern... Read More

Dec. 16, 2020 EOIR Final Rule Enjoined Nationwide
Posted on 11 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Centro Legal De La Raza v. EOIR "On December 16, 2020, the Department of Justice and the Executive Office of Immigration Review, an agency within DOJ, issued a final rule that made sweeping changes to the procedures and regulations governing immigration... Read More

Tipton Preliminary Injunction: Texas v. USA
Posted on 24 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas v. USA "The State of Texas moves for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the United States (the “Government”)1 from executing a 100-day pause on the removal of aliens already subject to a final Order of Removal. (Dkt. No. 62).... Read More

Court Orders Custody Review of ICE Prisoners at Risk for C19
Posted on 21 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, Apr. 20, 2020 "A federal judge today ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to promptly revisit custody determinations, including consideration of release for all persons in ICE detention whose age or health conditions place them... Read More

Federal Judge Orders ICE Hotline Restored
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Freedom for Immigrants, Feb. 11, 2020 "Freedom for Immigrants (“FFI”) and its pro bono counsel Hueston Hennigan LLP announced that the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted its application for a... Read More

ICE Detainer Litigation Victory
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rubin, Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 7, 2020 "A federal judge in Los Angeles this week issued his final judgment in a long-running immigration case, upending the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses local police to detain... Read More

Guilford College v. Wolf: Reflecting on the Nationwide Injunction in Immigration Cases
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 11, 2020 "In a stunning victory for F, J, and M nonimmigrant students battling unlawful presence policy, a federal district court in North Carolina has granted a permanent injunction preventing USCIS from enforcing its problematic... Read More

Nationwide Injunction Blocks Trump's Diversion of Military Money for Border Wall
Posted on 11 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Travis Bubenik, CNS, Dec. 10, 2019 "A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction money to build the president’s long-promised border... Read More

Nationwide Prelim. Injunction Blocks Citizenship Changes: City of Seattle v. DHS
Posted on 10 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Protect Democracy, Dec. 9, 2019 "On December 9, 2019, Judge Maxine Chesney of the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring USCIS from implementing changes that would limit access to citizenship for lawful... Read More

Doe v. Trump Analysis: Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against President Trump’s Ban on Uninsured Immigrants
Posted on 4 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Dec. 4, 2019 "On Nov. 26, Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a preliminary injunction against the operation of President Trump’s October immigration proclamation . The... Read More

USCIS Alert: Public Charge Rule Enjoined
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Oct. 11, 2019 "On Oct. 11, 2019, judges in three separate cases before U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York (PDF) , Northern District of California (PDF) , and Eastern District of Washington (PDF) enjoined DHS from... Read More

Courts block Trump rule to deny green cards and visas to low-income immigrants
Posted on 12 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Oct. 11, 2019 "Three federal courts on Friday blocked a sweeping regulation that would've made it easier for the Trump administration to reject green card and visa applications filed by low-income immigrants... Read More

Three Courts Block 'Public Charge' Regulation
Posted on 12 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State of WA v. DHS - nationwide preliminary injunction State of NY v. DHS - nationwide preliminary injunction San Francisco v. USCIS - limited preliminary injunction: "Defendants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland... Read More

Preliminary Injunction Blocks Use of Faulty ICE Detainer Database
Posted on 30 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gonzalez v. ICE, Sept. 27, 2019 "For the foregoing reasons, concurrently with adopting the above findings of facts and conclusions of law, the Court shall issue a permanent injunction enjoining ICE from issuing detainers to state and local law... Read More