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

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

Expert: Trump's Forced Separation of Families Violated Due Process
Posted on 26 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, July 26, 2022 "[T]he total number of separated families is not known and some 1,500 children (data updated in February) are still lost in a limbo that, in the opinion of experts, it is not known how it will be repaired... Read More

Lawsuit to Discover if Trump Lied to SCOTUS about the Muslim Ban
Posted on 25 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David J. Bier, July 14, 2022 "A new lawsuit by the Cato Institute could answer the question of whether the Supreme Court was wrong to accept assertions from former President Trump that his 2017 travel ban was based on security concerns, not animus... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4: Biden v. Texas (MPP; Remain in Mexico)
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Biden v. Texas - 20 F. 4th 928, reversed and remanded. ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion... Read More

Trump’s anti-immigration policies continue to cost U.S. economy $9 billion a year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Brumley, May 31, 2022 "Trump-era refugee and asylum policies continue to rob the U.S. economy of $9.1 billion annually and deny all levels of American government more than $2 billion per year, according to new academic research. The study... 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

Louisiana District Court Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Blocking Wind-Down of Title 42
Posted on 21 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, May 20, 2022 "Today, a judge for the Western District Court of Louisiana ruled in favor of 24 plaintiff states in Arizona v. CDC , granting a preliminary injunction blocking the May 23 rd wind-down of Title 42, as ordered... Read More

Cruelty as Border Policy: The Biden Administration Keeps in Place CBP’s “Consequence Delivery System”
Posted on 24 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Mar. 24, 2022 "In June 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guide to determine the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the punishments meted out to unauthorized border-crossers. According to documents... Read More

Tags: Biden , cbp , Trump , border

Biden Rolls Back Trump Expansion of Expedited Removal
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To be published and effective on Monday, Mar. 21, 2022 - Rescission of the Notice of July 23, 2019, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal "This Notice rescinds the July 23, 2019 Notice, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal, which expanded... Read More

Two Years of Suffering: Biden Administration Continues Use of Discredited Title 42 Order to Flout Refugee Law
Posted on 17 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Mar. 16, 2022 "For two years, the U.S. government has illegally blocked and expelled people seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border despite U.S. laws and treaties created to protect them. Since March 20, 2020 , the U.S. Department... Read More

JAC’s New Litigation Tracker Follows States’ Legal Efforts to Uphold Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 16 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Mar. 15, 2022 "Justice Action Center (JAC) launched a litigation tracker microsite that follows states’ legal challenges to inclusive federal immigration policies. Since President Biden took office, states like Texas... Read More

CDC Terminates Title 42 Expulsions for Unaccompanied Children
Posted on 13 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here . The CDC Media Statement is here . Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here . Read More

Justices Heard Dispute from GOP-Led States over Biden’s Refusal to Defend Legality of Trump-Era Immigration Rule
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Feb. 22, 2022 "On Wednesday, the Supreme Court [ heard ] oral argument in a dispute over whether a group of states, led by Arizona, can defend a contentious Trump-era immigration policy known as the “public charge” rule... Read More