Immigration Law

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Supreme Oral Argument on Asylum, Credibility (Feb. 23, 2021)
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Feb. 23, 2021 - Consolidated oral argument in Wilkinson v. Alcaraz-Enriquez and Wilkinson v. Dai I will post a link to the transcript later, but here is a link to the audio . An overview is here , and the case pages are here and here . Read More

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Asylum Cases (Consolidated)
Posted on 2 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020 CERTIORARI GRANTED 19-1155 ) BARR, ATT'Y GEN. V. DAI, MING 19-1156 ) BARR, ATT'Y GEN. V. ALCARAZ-ENRIQUEZ, CESAR The petitions for writs of certiorari are granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase: Justices' Asylum Ruling Further Limits Migrant Protections
Posted on 1 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, June 29, 2020 "In Thuraissigiam v. Barr,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court by a 7-2 margin recently rejected a ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the Immigration and Nationality Act's limits on the scope of... Read More

Expert: Trump "Sure to Use" Supreme Court Ruling to Restrict Asylum
Posted on 25 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, June 25, 2020 "The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration’s ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court’s 7-2 ruling... Read More

Third Country Asylum Rule: What You Need To Know (Updated Sept. 19, 2019)
Posted on 20 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Penn State Law, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Sept. 19, 2019 Third Country Asylum Rule: What You Need To Know Read More

Expert: Will 'Court of Public Opinion' Sway White House, Supreme Court on Asylum Rules?
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 13, 2019 "A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week allowing President Donald Trump's administration to proceed with a near complete ban on asylum across the southern border while the policy is litigated will... Read More

Supreme Court Stays Asylum Injunction: Signal on the Merits or Procedural Snag?
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, Sept. 12, 2019 "On Sept. 11, the Supreme Court stayed a preliminary injunction imposed by Judge Jon Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the third country asylum rule recently issued... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Feds to Enforce Restrictive Asylum Rule Nationwide
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, Sept. 11, 2019 "The Trump administration won a major (if, at least for now, only temporary) victory on immigration today at the Supreme Court. The justices gave the government the go-ahead to enforce a new rule that would bar most immigrants... 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

Expert: Trump's Asylum Ban May Head to Supreme Court
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2018 - "A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback... Read More