Immigration Law

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CBP Ends "Metering" at Border
Posted on 6 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Nov. 1, 2021 - Guidance for Management and Processing of Undocumented Noncitizens at Southwest Border Land Ports of Entry "This memorandum provides updated guidance for the management and processing of noncitizens who, without proper documents... Read More

Tags: cbp , metering , DHS , asylum

CRS on "Metering" by CBP
Posted on 18 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hillel R. Smith, CRS, "The Department of Homeland Security’s “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues" - Oct. 15, 2021 "Generally, a non-U.S. national (alien, as the term is used in the Immigration and Nationality Act [INA])... Read More

Tags: cbp , metering , asylum

Whistleblowers Say CBP Knowingly Broke The Law As It Turned Back Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 23 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS, Sept. 18, 2020 "A new filing in federal court claims that Customs and Border Protection knew it was breaking the law when it began turning away asylum-seekers at the southern border. The filings are part of a class-action... Read More

Tags: mpp , metering , asylum , border

Guidance from EOIR GenCou on Asylum Metering Litigation
Posted on 27 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Nov. 27, 2019 Guidance from EOIR Office of General Counsel, sent Friday, November 22, 2019 " On November 19, 2019, the District Court for the Southern District of California issued the attached order in Al Otro Lado, Inc. v. McAleenan... Read More

Tags: eoir , metering , asylum

Asylum 'Metering' Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, July 30, 2019 "A federal district court has rejected the government’s second attempt to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's unlawful turnbacks of asylum seekers who present themselves at ports of entry along... Read More

What ‘Metering’ Really Looks Like in South Texas
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephanie Leutert, Lawfare, July 17, 2019 "Thirty-two Cubans line the international bridge connecting Roma, Texas, with Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas. The Cubans sit one after another on the Mexican side of the bridge, checking their... Read More

CLINIC Practice Advisory - Asylum Seekers Stranded in Mexico Because of the Trump Administration’s Restrictive Policies: Firm Resettlement Considerations
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Apr. 24, 2019 " ... [M]etering at the border continues and has resulted in thousands of individuals seeking asylum under U.S. law (“U.S. asylum seekers”) stranded on the Mexican side of the border. Practitioners should therefore... Read More

Asylum Processing and Waitlists at the U.S.-Mexico Border (Dec. 2018)
Posted on 11 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Strauss Center, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Migration Policy Centre, December 2018 "For more than two years, CBP has implemented "metering" procedures for asylum seekers in multiple ports of entry across the U.S.-Mexico border... Read More