Immigration Law

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How the Trump White House misled the world about its family separation policy: Terry Gross, Fresh Air
Posted on 12 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Terry Gross, Fresh Air, Aug. 11, 2022 " The Atlantic 's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border. "The... Read More

With Migrant Deaths Mounting, Border Residents Organize to Save Lives
Posted on 9 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Aug. 9, 2022 "Every week, Joel Smith, a former Marine, drives into the desert to leave water for migrants trekking through the Devil’s Highway and other deadly corridors in the Sonoran Desert. Smith... Read More

ACLU Letter to DHS: Do Not Collaborate With TX State Cops
Posted on 8 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Aug. 8, 2022 "On July 7, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order purporting to “authorize and empower the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to . . . apprehend[] immigrants who cross the... Read More

Tags: ACLU , DHS , border , Texas , abbott

The Secret History of Family Separation
Posted on 8 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic, August 2022 "... Trump-administration officials insisted for a whole year that family separations weren’t happening. Finally, in the spring of 2018, they announced the implementation of a separation policy... Read More

The Border's Toll
Posted on 25 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Border’s Toll: Reuter's, July 25, 2022 "From the highways of San Antonio, Texas, where 53 migrants died last month after being packed into a sweltering tractor-trailer, to the currents of the Rio Grande, the unrelenting heat of the... Read More

Tags: border

ICAP Letter: Texas Law Prohibits Private Militia Immigration Patrols
Posted on 21 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICAP, May 18, 2022 "Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP)['s] mission is to defend American constitutional rights and values in and out of court. Over the past several years, as... Read More

Podcast: Black Seminoles in the Borderlands
Posted on 29 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, June 28, 2022 "... I think about people like Windy Goodloe, who you’ll hear from in this podcast, and the Black Seminoles who have been enslaved, discriminated against, and deceived by both the Mexican... Read More

Tags: Seminoles , border

At Least 50 Dead in Texas Migrant Smuggling Tragedy
Posted on 28 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jaden Edison, Patrick Svitek, Lomi Kriel, Texas Tribune, June 28, 2022 "A tractor-trailer found near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio contained the bodies of 50 dead people, along with 16 others who have been taken to hospitals, according... Read More

Supreme Court on Border Bivens: Egbert v. Boule
Posted on 8 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Egbert v. Boule - 998 F. 3d 370, reversed. THOMAS, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and ALITO, KAVANAUGH, and BARRETT, JJ., joined. GORSUCH, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. SOTOMAYOR, J., filed an opinion... Read More

What Title 42 Has Wrought
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022 "... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult... Read More

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... Read More

25 Years Ago Today, U.S. Marines Shot and Killed This U.S. Citizen on American Soil
Posted on 18 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen... Read More

Prof. Ana Muñiz: Transgressing Borders
Posted on 26 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Ana Muñiz, Apr. 22, 2022 "[P]olitical and law enforcement leaders have successfully deployed the specter of supposed violent cross-border criminals and gang members to justify the destruction of land for border militarization. In my... Read More

Tags: border

DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced [ here and here ] that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border