Immigration Law

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ABA Releases Report on Family Immigration Detention
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Aug. 20, 2015 - "A new report on the expansion of immigration detention released by the American Bar Association concludes that the federal government’s use of family detention violates applicable laws and human rights norms. ... Read More

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some... Read More

The Supreme Court Immigration Case You Never Heard Of: Mathis v. U.S.
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Apr. 26, 2016 - Oral argument was heard today in Mathis v. U.S. The transcript is here . Links to all the briefs here . Argument preview here . Nutshell : " On Tuesday, April 26, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mathis... Read More

LexisNexis Expert Author: Trump's Immigration Changes May Take Time - Cornell Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 10 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Valverde, Politifact, Nov. 9, 2016 - "Here’s a recap of Trump’s 10-point immigration plan : 1. Build an "impenetrable physical wall on the southern border" that he says Mexico will pay for. 2. End " catch-and... Read More

15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship - IJJ
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting its annual fellowship training... Read More

Kris Kobach Ordered to Turn Over Trump Immigration Briefing Document
Posted on 5 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Politico, Apr. 5, 2017 - "A federal magistrate has ordered one of President Donald Trump's key campaign advisers on immigration to turn over a document he used to brief the president-elect during the transition. Magistrate Judge James O'Hara... Read More

White House 'Enhanced Vetting' Memo to DOJ, DHS, DOS (Mar. 6, 2017)
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 6, 2017 - "The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 06, 2017 Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY... Read More

Legal Scholars: Obama's Immigration Actions Lawful
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama's decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his... Read More

States Are Divided by the Lines They Draw on Immigration
Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Washington has long allowed immigrants without legal status to get driver’s licenses. So Ofelia Rosas Ramos, a Mexican living illegally in Seattle, has had her license since 2008. “That is one of the big advantages of this state,”... Read More

Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock - Angelo A. Paparelli
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli writes - "Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by State Net

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office... Read More

Trump Expected to Sign Executive Actions on Immigration Wednesday - Reuters Exclusive
Posted on 25 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Jan. 24, 2017 - "U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional... Read More

Report: Immigration Doesn’t Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S.
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tessa Berenson, TIME Magazine, Sept. 21, 2106 - "Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for native-born workers, according to a new report. Prepared by... Read More

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States - White House, Jan. 25, 2017
Posted on 25 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 25, 2017 - "EXECUTIVE ORDER ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration... Read More

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability : "This report describes the extent of the farm sector’s dependence on undocumented workers and the political, economic, and social... Read More