Homeland Security

Transport Security Administration / Ben Balter (background)

As the threat of terrorism has grown, civilian agencies are increasingly thrust into the national security conversation. The laws and regulations that govern aviation, immigration, and international trade have become key parts of the national security apparatus. Debates over no-fly lists, border security, and the protection of airplane technology now take place alongside those over the military’s rules of engagement or the value of NSA programs. These new debates seem no less likely to disappear.

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Homeland Security

Document: Immigration Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Asylum Rule and Proclamation

Three immigrant advocacy organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the president, the Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and other government agencies alleging that the Trump administration's proclamation and rule on asylum applications violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.

immigration

Document: Amended Rule and Presidential Proclamation on Asylum at the Southern Border

On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.

Immigration

Document: Federal Judge Orders Government to Reunite Families

Judge Dana Sabraw of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a request for an injunction on behalf of a class of immigrants whose children were separated from them by the Department of Homeland Security. The full order is below. For details on to whom the injunction applies, read Judge Sabraw’s order granting class certification.

Material Support

Enslaved and Forced to Watch Her Husband Dig His Own Grave—And Labeled A Terrorist As A Result

A recent Board of Immigration Appeals case concluded that a woman who was kidnapped and forced into labor for El Salvadoran guerrillas is a material supporter of terrorism and therefore ineligible for asylum. 

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