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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Daines sews up support to lead Senate GOP campaign arm in 2024


Montana Sen. Steve Daines is aiming to lead the GOP’s campaign arm for the 2024 campaign, which will put him in the unusual position of trying to topple his own state’s senior senator.

The second-term Daines confirmed in an interview that he’s interested in chairing the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the next election cycle. That assignment would put him in charge of winning Senate races in red-leaning states like Ohio, West Virginia and, yes, Montana, where Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) may run for re-election. And Daines seems to be locking up his colleagues’ support for the job.

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) mulled pursuing the position but ultimately decided against it, according to a person familiar with his plans. And Senate Republicans said they were unaware of anyone else in the conference being interested in the job, other than Daines.

“I’ve got very strong support in the conference,” Daines said.

Still, 2024 won’t be easy by any stretch. Both Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) have proven difficult to defeat in recent elections; should they run again, they won’t be easy to beat two years from now.

And other competitive Senate races are likely in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida, where current NRSC Chair Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is up for reelection. Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) term also ends in 2024, and he could face opposition in a primary if he runs for reelection.

But the most intriguing dynamic will be Daines’ backyard in Montana, the site of an ever-increasing rivalry between him and Tester, who chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2016 and is a formidable political force in his own right. Daines campaigned in 2018 with Tester’s opponent, Matt Rosendale, though he shied away from personal attacks on the Democratic incumbent.

After Tester won re-election, he helped recruit former Gov. Steve Bullock (D) to run against Daines. The Republican dispatched Bullock handily in 2020.

Daines, for his part, downplayed any tension with Tester. Asked if it would be awkward to try and beat his senior senator, he replied: “There will be a number of Senate races in 2024. And I’m sure we’ll be working hard.”

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Monday, March 14, 2022

CDC terminates part of Trump-era border policy


The Biden administration announced that it would be terminating part of a Trump-era border policy, specifically for unaccompanied migrant children, amid growing pressure from immigration advocates to get rid of it. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it would be abolishing Title 42, a policy that allows for migrants at the border to be turned away and stops them from being able to seek asylum, with respect to unaccompanied migrant children.

The agency said that it addressed a Texas-based federal judge's ruling on the issue, saying in a statement "in the current termination, CDC addresses the court's concerns and has determined, after considering current public health conditions and recent developments, that expulsion of unaccompanied noncitizen children is not warranted to protect the public health."

"Because it is not warranted, and in recognition of the unique vulnerabilities of unaccompanied noncitizen children, CDC is immediately terminating the CDC Orders to the extent they apply to them," the agency added.

Migrant families and single adults would still be subject to expulsion under the CDC's latest development, according to CNN.

The CDC was referring to the ruling of Texas District Court Judge Mark Pittman, a Trump appointee, from earlier this month who argued against the Biden administration's carve-out to its Title 42 policy for unaccompanied migrant children and would have led the way for officials to expel children.

The Biden administration had a deadline by Friday to begin expelling children or appeal the decision, CNN reported.

That judge's ruling came hours after a separate ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said that the Title 42 policy could continue, but that migrants could not be expelled to countries where they could suffer torture or persecution. 

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