Immigration Law

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The Fifth Amendment's Butterfly Effect on Due Process
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

North American Butterfly Association v. Wolf "The National Butterfly Center, a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden owned by the nonprofit North American Butterfly Association, lies along the border between the United States and Mexico... Read More

Tags: wall , DHS , border , Texas

CA9 on Use of Military $ for Border Wall
Posted on 12 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "This appeal presents the question of whether the emergency military construction authority provided by 10 U.S.C. § 2808 (“Section 2808”) authorized eleven border wall construction projects on the southern... Read More

Tags: wall , border

CA9: Trump Can't Use DoD Money for Border Wall
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "We consider in this appeal challenges by the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (“SBCC”)1 to the Department of Defense’s budgetary transfers to fund construction of the wall on the... Read More

109 Groups Demand Halt to Border Wall Construction
Posted on 27 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Mar. 25, 2020 "Land possessions continue as Trump declares COVID-19 national emergency Eminent domain attorneys and advocates demand Administration to stop border wall construction, so landowners can shelter in... Read More

FR Notice: More Waivers for Border Wall Construction
Posted on 18 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Feb. 18, 2020 "The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement... Read More

Tags: wall , waiver , wolf , DHS , border

Experts Baffled by Trump 'Redemption Money' Wall Claim
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Dale, CNN, Feb. 12, 2020 "President Donald Trump, ever the reality television star, had been hinting that a big reveal was coming. Trump ran for the presidency on a signature promise to make Mexico pay for a giant wall on its own border... Read More

More Pentagon Funds Diverted to Border Wall
Posted on 15 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katelyn Burns, Vox, Jan. 14, 2020 "The Pentagon — not Mexico — will again be paying for the construction of President Donald Trump’s wall on the US’s southern border, to the tune of $7.2 billion in 2020. According to a... Read More

Tags: wall , Pentagon , Trump , border

Feds Block Private Border Wall Construction: USA v. We Build The Wall
Posted on 6 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2019 " The U.S. government persuaded a federal judge to prevent a private fundraising group from building its own wall next to the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico, despite the group’s longstanding... Read More

Tags: wall , kobach , border

Supreme Court Grants Stay in Border Wall Litigation
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club, July 26, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to restore a permanent block on border wall construction using unauthorized... Read More

CA9: No Military Funds for Border Wall
Posted on 4 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sierra Club v. Trump "Because section 8005 did not authorize DoD to reprogram the funds—and Defendants do not and cannot argue that any other statutory or constitutional provision authorized the reprogramming—the use of those funds... Read More

Tags: wall , Trump , border

Judge Shuts Down Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds to Build Border Wall
Posted on 29 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, CNS, June 28, 2019 "A federal judge in California ruled Friday against the Trump administration in two different lawsuits over the use of $2.5 billion in military funding to build part of a southern border wall. Last month, U.S. District... Read More

Over $25 Million Dollars per Mile - Trump's Border Wall
Posted on 2 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, May 28, 2019 "When the federal government builds a border wall, the taxpayer foots two bills. First, there’s the cost to get the thing built, a figure proclaimed in presidential budget requests and press accounts... Read More

Tags: wall , Trump , border

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

If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It
Posted on 25 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, Mar. 25, 2019 "A law is supposed to protect property owners from lowball offers by the government when it takes land through eminent domain. But a letter shows how simple it is for officials to eviscerate what is... Read More

Executive Power Showdown: Congress and White House Quarrel over Immigration Spending - MPI
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 28, 2019 "Despite a breakthrough bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government and avert another shutdown, a faceoff between the Trump administration and Congress... Read More