Immigration Law

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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

Preliminary Injunction Granted Blocking July 23, 2019 Expedited Removal Rule
Posted on 30 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Make the Road New York v. McAleenan, Sept. 27, 2019 "For the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion , it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (ECF No. 13) is GRANTED. It is FURTHER ORDERED... Read More

Aug. 23, 2019 Flores Regulation Permanently Enjoined
Posted on 30 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores v. Barr, Sept. 27, 2019 "On September 27, 2019, the Court entered an Order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Enforce and denied Defendants’ Motion to Terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement. [Doc. # 688.] Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY... Read More

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