Immigration Law

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DHS, DOS Streamline Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program
Posted on 18 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stakeholder email, July 18, 2022: Statement by Secretaries Antony J. Blinken and Alejandro N. Mayorkas Ongoing Efforts to Support Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Applicants The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment... 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

Supreme Court, 5-4: Biden v. Texas (MPP; Remain in Mexico)
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Biden v. Texas - 20 F. 4th 928, reversed and remanded. ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion... Read More

NIPNLG Practice Alert: Judge Tipton Issues Decision Vacating Mayorkas Enforcement Priorities Memo
Posted on 16 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, June 15, 2022 "... Importantly, the earliest Judge Tipton’s order could take effect is Monday, June 27, 2022. The government has filed a notice of appeal and Judge Tipton has entered a temporary stay of the order to allow the government... Read More

Judge Blocks DHS Enforcement Memo: Texas v. USA
Posted on 12 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas v. USA "This case is the culmination of a series of challenges to immigration-related memoranda issued within the Department of Homeland Security. The legal issues are varied and complicated. But the core of the dispute is whether the Executive... Read More

Court Blocks DHS Enforcement Memo: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "It is hereby ORDERED that: 1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(a), Defendants United States Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, all their... Read More

Biden Rolls Back Trump Expansion of Expedited Removal
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To be published and effective on Monday, Mar. 21, 2022 - Rescission of the Notice of July 23, 2019, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal "This Notice rescinds the July 23, 2019 Notice, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal, which expanded... Read More

Mayorkas Issues NIE for Ukraine (Feb. 15, 2022)
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 15, 2022 "...I hereby determine that it is in the national interest to permit the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful pem1anent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February... Read More

Groups Push for Dedicated Afghan Parole Program
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter dated Feb. 15, 2022 to DHS and USCIS - Request for Creation of the Afghan Parole Program, a Designated Parole Program for At-Risk Afghans "Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Director Jaddou: We write on behalf of the undersigned legal services... Read More

DHS Announces Commitment to Enhance Protections for Stateless Individuals in the United States
Posted on 15 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 15, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security announced its commitment to adopt a definition of statelessness for immigration purposes and enhance protections for stateless individuals living in the United States. Through the adoption... Read More

Court-Ordered Reimplementation of MPP Policy Guidance (DHS, Dec. 2, 2021)
Posted on 2 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 2, 2021 "As required by a federal court order, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working in good faith to re-implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. On December 2, 2021, in coordination with the Departments... Read More

DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities
Posted on 29 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS Office of Public Affairs, Nov. 29, 2021, email to stakeholders: "The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will begin implementation of the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law signed by Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

DHS Issues A New Memo to Terminate MPP
Posted on 29 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 29, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today issued a new memorandum announcing and explaining his decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. “This Administration is tackling... Read More

DHS Ceases Mass Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations
Posted on 12 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 12, 2021 "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious aspect of our country's unauthorized employment challenge: exploitative... Read More