Immigration Law

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CA3 Upholds Philadelphia's 'Sanctuary Cities' Victory Against Feds
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Philadelphia v. Attorney General "Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Making Sense of the Acquittal in Kate Steinle’s Case - Why Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Equating Immigrants with Criminals Must Stop
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 4, 2017 - "Kate Steinle’s death was a senseless tragedy. On July 1, 2015, as she was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14, a gun goes off and cuts her life short. She died in her father’s arms. The accused... Read More

California Sues Trump, Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Policy
Posted on 15 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General, Aug. 14, 2017 - "The Trump Administration cannot manipulate federal grant fund requirements to pressure states, counties or municipalities to enforce federal immigration laws,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra... Read More

Court Permanently Enjoins Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' EO
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

County of Santa Clara v. Trump, Nov. 20, 2017 - "I GRANT the Counties’ motions for summary judgment on the Executive Order and permanently enjoin Section 9(a). ... The Counties have demonstrated that the Executive Order has caused and will... Read More

Sanctuary Cities: Six Ways the Trump Administration Flouts the Rule of Law - Prof. Kari Hong
Posted on 11 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kari Hong, Jan. 8, 2018 - "As we start a new year, the status of “sanctuary cities” promises to be a continuing flashpoint in the immigration debate. The Trump Administration cites the “rule of law,” and immigrants’... Read More

Trump Handed "Sweeping Defeat...Humiliating Loss" in Sanctuary Cities Case: County of Santa Clara v. Trump
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, Apr. 26, 2017 - " The Post reports : A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Trump’s threat to withhold unspecified federal... Read More

Nearly 300 Law Professors: Trump’s Executive Order on “Sanctuary” Cities Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Mar. 13, 2017 - "292 constitutional, immigration, administrative, and international law professors and scholars delivered a letter to President Trump demanding that he rescind section 9(a) of Executive Order 13768 due to its likely violations... Read More

Seattle Sues Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NPR, Mar. 30, 2017 - "Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to strip billions in federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" is illegal and unconstitutional, the city of Seattle has sued President Trump and his... Read More

The Promise of Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Criminal Justice Reforms in an Era of Mass Deportation
Posted on 7 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fair Punishment Project, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, April 2017 - "While many officials champion their status as “sanctuary cities” and have taken meaningful steps to protect immigrant communities, sweeping... Read More