Immigration Law

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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

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

House Members Demand Repeal of CDC Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 15 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Feb. 14, 2022 "In response to the continued use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers at the border, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) led 33 other House Democrats on a letter... Read More

CDC Keeps Title 42 Expulsions In Place
Posted on 4 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022 "After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants... Read More

Biden Eyes Ending Trump's Illegal Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021 "The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has... Read More

Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 18, 2021 "... Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Real Threat to the US Economy Is...
Posted on 29 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, June 27, 2020 The Real Threat to the US Economy is Trump’s Proclamation, Not the Nonimmigrant Workers it Bans "President Trump has mastered the Dark Arts of immigration bans. On June 22, 2020, Trump signed yet... Read More

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Trump Adds Brazil to COVID-19 Travel Ban List - AMENDED
Posted on 25 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Presidential Proclamation, May 24, 2020 "The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system... Read More

Tags: Brazil , COVID-19 , Trump

Stimulus Check Class Action Filed: Doe v. Trump
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "This is a class action based upon Defendants’ unconstitutional deprivation of the rights, privileges, benefits and/or protections, provided to United States Citizens, via the enactment and subsequent enforcement of the S. 3548... Read More

COVID-19 and the Remaking of U.S. Immigration Policy? Empirically Evaluating the Myth of Immigration and Disease
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom K. Wong, USIPC, Apr. 22, 2020 "The myth that immigration brings disease is a centuries-old trope used to heighten anti-immigrant fears and anxieties. To be clear, the myth of immigration and disease is not supported by the academic literature... Read More

Peter Margulies on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Apr. 23, 2020 "On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending issuance of certain immigrant visas. The suspension, which will last for 60 days and may be renewed thereafter, includes many exceptions that will limit... Read More

Anil Kalhan on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 23, 2020 "If you feel like you saw a version of this movie in 2017, you're not imagining things. ... " Read More

Steve Yale-Loehr on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law expert at Cornell University , said the exemptions would make the order more legally defensible, but that the logic behind the policy was still flawed. “First, if the purpose of the proclamation is to... Read More