Immigration Law

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'Safe' Third Country Agreements and Judicial Review in the US and Canada
Posted on 2 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Isaacson, Nov. 27, 2019 "The subject of safe third country agreements, or as the U.S. government has begun calling them “Asylum Cooperation Agreements”, has been in the news lately in both the United States and Canada. The U.S... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Trump Administration Request for Stay: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Barr v. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant "The application for stay presented to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to the Court is granted. The district court’s July 24, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction and September 9, 2019 order restoring... Read More

Judge Restores Nationwide Block of New Asylum Rule
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Dinzeo, CNS, Sept. 9, 2019 "Citing the need to “maintain uniform immigration policy,” a federal judge on Monday restored a nationwide block of a Justice Department rule that makes asylum seekers ineligible for refugee status unless... Read More

Questions Surround Secretive US-Guatemala Agreement
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Gzesh, July 30, 2019 "Less than two weeks after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales abruptly cancelled a White House visit, President Donald Trump bullied his way to securing what the Trump administration is calling a “Safe Third Country”... Read More

Did the US Sign a 'Safe Third' Agreement with Guatemala?
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Friday, July 26, 2019, DHS Acting Secretary McAleenan and the Guatemalan Minister of Government, Enrique Degenhart, signed an agreement in the Oval Office. The agreement is here . Washington Post reporting is here . Analysis by law professor... Read More