Immigration Law

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CA9 Upholds Stay of Asylum Rule...in CA9 Only
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr "Appellants seek a stay pending appeal of the district court’s July 24, 2019 order preliminarily enjoining the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security’s joint interim final rule... Read More

Sierra Club v. Trump: Court Partially Blocks Border Wall
Posted on 28 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, Courthouse News Service, May 24, 2019 "A federal judge Friday has partially blocked the Trump administration from building parts of a wall along the southern border and blocks the transfer of nearly $1 billion in funds from the Defense... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on the Guilford College (Unlawful Presence) Injunction
Posted on 14 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta and Amani M. Abuhamra, May 11, 2019 "In a promising development for F, J, and M nonimmigrants battling unlawful presence policy, a federal district court in North Carolina has granted a preliminary injunction preventing USCIS from enforcing... 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

Asylum Ban Litigation: Supreme Court Declines to Stay Injunction
Posted on 22 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Dec, 21, 2018 - "In a brief order on Dec. 21, the Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the preliminary injunction against the asylum ban issued earlier this week by Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern... Read More

Litigation Over the Asylum Ban Continues: District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Dec. 20, 2018 - "On Tuesday, Dec. 19, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction against the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule precluding asylum grants... Read More

Judge Nixes Military Roadblocks for Immigrants: Kuang v. DOD
Posted on 19 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News, Nov. 16, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a policy that allegedly treats non-citizens in the military as “second-class recruits” and prevents them from... Read More

USCIS Federal Register TPS Notice: Compliance with Ramos v. Nielsen (Oct. 31, 2018)
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for the... Read More

TRO Granted to Central American Kids Seeking Asylum: M.M.M. v. Sessions
Posted on 20 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

M.M.M. v. Sessions - "Plaintiffs are migrant children who were forcibly separated from their parents shortly after crossing the United States-Mexico border. The children entered the United States with their parents at or between ports of entry and... Read More

California Immigration Laws Partially Upheld - USA v. California
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER RE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, July 5, 2018 - "Before this Court is the United States of America’s (“Plaintiff” or “United States”) Motion for a Preliminary Injunction... Read More

Major Victory for Asylum-Seekers; Court Enjoins Blanket Parole Denials - Damus v. Nielsen
Posted on 3 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 2, 2018 - " A federal court has blocked the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their countries of origin. It also ordered a case-by-case review of whether each asylum seeker in the class-action... Read More

Court Orders Immediate Reunification of Mother, Son: Souza v. Sessions (June 28, 2018)
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Preliminary Injunction Order, June 28, 2018 - "Plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction is granted. ... Continued separation of D.F., a nine year-old child, and Souza irreparably harms them both. ... this... Read More

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained... Read More

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained... Read More

Will Farmers Branch Save DAPA, Expanded DACA? - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta writes - "After a split Fifth Circuit panel declined to lift Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction in Texas v. United States blocking President Obama’s two executive actions that could defer the deportations of an estimated... Read More