Immigration Law

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Turing Award Laureates, Citing Trump Immigration Crackdown, Endorse Biden/Harris
Posted on 21 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cade Metz, New York Times, Sept. 19, 2020 "Two dozen award-winning computer scientists, in a rebuke of President Trump’s immigration policies, said on Friday that they were endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. in November’s presidential election... Read More

Trump Loses Again: All People Count for Census (NY v. Trump)
Posted on 11 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State of New York v. Trump "In a Presidential Memorandum issued on that date (and entered into the Federal Register two days later), the President declared that, “[f]or the purpose of the reapportionment of Representatives following the 2020... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on Gomez v. Trump: Welcome to the Brave New World of Made Up Law Under INA 212(f)
Posted on 8 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 8, 2020 "Before President Trump, one could hardly imagine that an American president would use INA § 212(f) to rewrite immigration law in a manner he saw fit and with whatever prejudices might be harboring in his mind. While... Read More

Tags: 212(f) , mehta , Trump

Cyrus Mehta on Trump's Census Order
Posted on 1 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Aug. 30, 2020 The Impossible Feat of Determining Who is an “Illegal Alien” Under Trump’s Unconstitutional Census Executive Order "In line with other xenophobic actions too numerous to keep tabs on, President Trump... Read More

Expert: Latest Trump Immigration Order Seems Innocuous, But...
Posted on 7 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Aug. 5, 2020 "IT industry body Nasscom said U.S. President Donald Trump's new executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting work to H-1B visa holders is based on misperceptions and misinformation. The executive... Read More

Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency
Posted on 31 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Pierce and Jessica Bolter, MPI, July 2020 "Through bold, sweeping changes as well as less-noted technical adjustments, the Trump administration has dramatically reshaped the U.S. immigration system since entering office in January 2017. Now... Read More

Tags: mpi , immigration , Trump

Trump: USCIS Will NOT Accept New DACA Applcations
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Holland, Reuters, July 28, 2020 "The administration plans to continue its existing policy of not accepting new DACA applicants, a policy in place since 2017, the official told Reuters." Read More

States Sue Trump Over Census Memo
Posted on 27 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Attorney General Letitia James, July 24, 2020 "New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a large coalition of states, cities, and counties in filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for attempting to, once again, illegally... Read More

Tags: New York , census , Trump

This is the Best Explainer on Trump's Census Memo
Posted on 27 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Marty Lederman, July 25, 2020 - Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations "Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding... Read More

Tags: lederman , census , Trump

Feds Sued Over Trump Census Memo
Posted on 24 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nick Cahill, July 23, 2020 "The city of Atlanta, along with a coalition of nonprofits and naturalized citizens, sued late Thursday to stop President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude undocumented people from the upcoming census. In a federal... Read More

Tags: census , Trump

Attack on Census Not New
Posted on 22 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hansi Lo Wang, NPR, July 21, 2020 "President Trump released a memorandum Tuesday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country — the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants... Read More

ACLU: Trump Anti-Immigrant Census Memo Unconstitutional
Posted on 21 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 21, 2020 "The American Civil Liberties Union calls President Trump’s order seeking to ban immigrants who are undocumented from being counted in the census patently unconstitutional. Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting... Read More

Tags: ACLU , census , Trump

Expert: Trump Administration Trying to "Stop All Immigration to the United States"
Posted on 7 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 7, 2020 "Faced with the prospect of losing the power to make immigration policy after the November 2020 presidential election, Trump administration officials are speeding up efforts to force foreign nationals to leave... Read More

Pursuing a National Interest Exception to the Presidential Entry Bans on Economic Grounds ~ Not A Fool’s Errand
Posted on 3 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, July 3, 2020 "We’ve seen this movie before. Scene 1 : The President issues a proclamation in reliance on his authority to restrict the entry of certain noncitizens under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) §... Read More

Trump’s Work Visa Ban Causing Havoc to Families including Children
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta and Kaitlyn Box*, July 2, 2020 "On June 29 th , 2020, issued a Proclamation to amend Proclamation 10052 of June 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During... Read More