Immigration Law

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Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

Tags: Biden , H-1B , Trump , DHS , expert , yale-loehr

Biden Taps Prof. Lucas Guttentag to Refocus Immigration Policies
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anita Kumar, Politico, Aug. 2, 2021 "Lucas Guttentag will serve as senior counselor on immigration policy and report to the Department of Justice’s Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. ... Prior to entering the administration, Guttentag served... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Giuliani, Trump and Arizona's "Illegal Alien" Voters
Posted on 28 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 26, 2021 "The temporary suspension of Rudolph Giuliani’s bar license by a New York appellate court for making false statements on behalf of Donald Trump’s election is thought provoking for lawyers, especially those... Read More

Tags: mehta , Trump

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

How Trump Left His Mark on Immigration Courts, BIA
Posted on 9 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reade Levinson, Kristina Cooke, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 8, 2021 "As U.S. President Joe Biden works to undo many of the restrictive immigration policies enacted by former President Donald Trump, he will confront one of his predecessor’s... Read More

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Launch Campaign Urging Biden To Rescind Trump Rules That Could Dash Dreams Of Living In U.S.
Posted on 11 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chantal Da Silva, Forbes, Feb. 11, 2021 "A group of U.S. diversity visa lottery winners have launched a new campaign calling on the Biden administration to take action to reverse restrictions introduced under President Donald Trump that could see... Read More

Biden Immigration Team Will Review Hundreds of Trump/Miller Changes
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2021 "Donald J. Trump’s four-year quest to wall the country off from immigrants led his aides to Form N-648: a physician’s declaration that an applicant for naturalized citizenship... Read More

Biden's Rescission of Trump's BAHA EO Will Benefit Everyone
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 31, 2021 "On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order entitled the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers . This executive order revokes Trump’s Buy American Hire American... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump

The Race to Dismantle Trump's Immigration Policies
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, Feb. 1, 2021 "Trump transformed immigration through hundreds of quiet measures. Before they can be reversed, they have to be uncovered. ... In 2017, Lucas Guttentag launched a project to track every Trump-era change... Read More

Trump's Final Attacks on Legal Immigration
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, Jan. 16, 2021 "Although President Trump is on his way out, his administration has promulgated two new rules that will have a devastating impact on the H-1B visa program and legal immigration. Reissuance of DOL Wage... Read More

Expert: Houston Chef Hits Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 8 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2021 "Every day Chef Sanjay Kumar Kashyap whipped up 30 fresh recipes for a vegetarian Thali-style Indian restaurant in southwest Houston. In a month, he prepared a whopping 900 different curries, dals... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on Trump's Last Gasp: Extending the Visa Bans
Posted on 4 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Jan. 4, 2021 "On the last day of 2020, Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation extending two previous Proclamations – Proclamation 10014 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States... Read More

Experts: Trump's Extension of Visa Ban a "Time Bomb" and a "Mistake"
Posted on 3 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lubna Kably, Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 2, 2021 "The outgoing US president Donald Trump has extended the ban on H-1B and L-1 work visas through March ... [Cyrus] Mehta said Trump deliberately planted this time bomb for Biden, knowing that it would... Read More

Building Better, Not Backward: Learning from the Past to Design Sound Border Asylum Policy
Posted on 29 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, Dec. 18, 2020 "During his first week in office, President-elect Biden should issue an executive order on border asylum policy that departs dramatically from that which President Trump put forth during his first week. President Biden’s... Read More

Tags: Biden , refugees , Trump , asylum

Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action
Posted on 23 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David J. Bier, CATO Institute, Dec. 18, 2020 "These 30 deregulatory actions would lessen the costs of America’s outdated immigration laws. The results would be greater freedom and prosperity for both immigrants and Americans who rely on them... Read More