Immigration Law

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National Guard Posting on Mexico Border 'May Be Indefinite' - MPI Policy Beat (Apr. 25, 2018)
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Austin Rose, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Opening a new front in his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump in early April 2018 called for the deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops... Read More

Trump's 'Invisible Wall' Stifles Legal Immigration
Posted on 27 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mar. 19, 2018 - "Despite overwhelming evidence of the value immigrants bring to our country, since President Trump took office in January 2017, the administration has adopted dozens of policies and procedures... Read More

Tags: wall , Trump

The Wall: A Special Report
Posted on 11 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, Jan. 9, 2017 - "Building a wall along the 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico was a signature plank of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His win in November is bringing the reality of that proposal into... Read More

DHS: Not Enough Cash On Hand For Trump's Border Wall...Just "Prototypes"
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Mar. 2, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , Trump , DHS , border

Borderlands: Life in the Shadow of the Wall
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Borderlands - How will a more complete border wall affect those who live in its shadow? President Donald Trump has pledged to build 1,250 miles of new border wall, and most of that would be in Texas, where only about 10 percent of the border is fenced... Read More

Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program
Posted on 13 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Center for Biological Diversity, Apr. 12, 2017 - "The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the... Read More

84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey (Banned by Fox)
Posted on 8 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film . ... Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast [by Fox]." But was the ad about the wall...or the door? Find clues here and here . Read More

Artists Paint Border Wall, Hope for its Demise
Posted on 24 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"They can't tear it down, so they decided to do the next best thing. They painted it. For nearly a year, a contingent of artists from southeastern Arizona has joined forces with Mexican children to paint portions of the 650 miles of border fence... Read More

The Border Wall: Fact and Fiction
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jimmy Williams, Apr. 28, 2017 - "While it has long been all too common for politicians to use immigration and, more recently, the wall as campaign issues, there is plenty of confusion and misinformation about both. Here’s a primer that separates... Read More

Tags: wall , hinojosa , Trump , border

The No-Man's Land Beneath the Border Wall
Posted on 17 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 7, 2016 - "There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande river that's still part of the United States, but exists below the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this no-man’s land to... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , border , Texas

Mapping the Border Wall
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence system that is publicly available." - Michael Corey, Center for Investigative Reporting, Apr. 10, 2014 . Read More

The American Wall
Posted on 23 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

There's a lot of talk these days about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. News Flash: We already have one. See: The American Wall Hidden in Plain Sight The American Wall - From the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico Maurice... Read More

Tags: wall , sherif , border

The American Wall: Plate 17
Posted on 23 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the United States began building a piecemeal border fence to divide itself from Mexico in 2006, fine-art photographer Maurice Sherif embarked on a journey to document what he considers the biggest project since the Panama Canal. Unlike... Read More

Americans struggle to live in America...on the 'Mexican side' of border fence
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some Texans, like Taylor, live completely on the other side of the $6.2 million-a-mile wall. Others had their property split in half by the fence, after the government seized portions of their land. At least 200 people in Cameron County had... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , border , Texas