Immigration Law

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Expert: Trump's Immigration Proposal Would Be a 'Big Departure' from Current Law
Posted on 17 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABIGAIL ABRAMS AND ALANA ABRAMSON, Time Magazine, May 16, 2019 "Drafted by top advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller, the proposal outlines an immigration system that focuses mostly on those with specific professional skills and education,... Read More

The Facts Behind the Guatemalan Exodus
Posted on 13 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Roger Cohen, New York Times, May 10, 2019 "... Pablo told me about the hunger and fear on the weeklong road to the border. Meager rice and beans offered once a day. Being herded this way and that by coyotes — the smugglers he’d paid... Read More

Muslim Ban / Travel Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 3, 2019 "A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to outright dismiss IRAP v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging the president’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from select Muslim-majority countries... Read More

Asylum Officers Mere Pawns in Trump's Deadly Border Game - Vox Exclusive
Posted on 3 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, May 2, 2019 "The first time that one immigration officer interviewed an asylum seeker under new Trump administration protocols, the officer went back to their hotel room, turned up the shower as hot as it would go, and tried to... Read More

ICE Now Aided by ‘Enhanced’ Spy Powers
Posted on 15 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, Apr. 15, 2019 "Under President Donald Trump, ICE—the law enforcement agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrants—has quietly grown closer to at least one of America’s intelligence agencies... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE

Dara Lind: 9 Questions About the Border Crisis You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Apr. 11, 2019 "...What’s happening at the border is the result of a regional crisis in which — if current rates continue — close to 1 percent of the entire population of Guatemala and Honduras will attempt to immigrate... Read More

Tags: vox.com , lind , Trump , border

Expert: Trump's Immigration Efforts 'Backfiring'...No 'Coherent Policy'
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matt Kwong, CBC News, Apr. 9, 2019 "[F]or Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration-law professor at Cornell University , Nielsen was far from soft on immigration. "Secretary Nielsen will be perceived as the most hardline [Homeland Security] secretary... Read More

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns
Posted on 8 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYT, Apr. 7, 2019 "Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, resigned on Sunday after meeting with President Trump, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had made her the target of the president’s... Read More

Tags: nielsen , Trump , DHS

Expert: Closing Border Would Be "Shooting Ourselves in the Foot"
Posted on 4 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fritze, USA Today, Apr. 3, 2019 "In the chaotic hours after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, U.S. officials took an extraordinary step that would be considered only a handful of times in the decades that followed: They... Read More

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martin Garbus, The Nation, Mar. 26, 2019 "The detention center in Dilley is run by CoreCivic, a company that contributed $250,000 to President Trump’s inauguration. Another owner of detention centers, GEO, gave $225,000 to a Trump PAC prior... Read More

If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It
Posted on 25 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, Mar. 25, 2019 "A law is supposed to protect property owners from lowball offers by the government when it takes land through eminent domain. But a letter shows how simple it is for officials to eviscerate what is... Read More

Roll Tape - Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump (DU Law, Mar. 22, 2019)
Posted on 22 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump "Cristian Farías, an editorial writer for the New York Times, will moderate a panel of print, digital, and broadcast journalists: Pilar Marrero, independent journalist, author of Killing the American... Read More

Repealing H-4 Visa Work Authorization: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Posted on 20 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ike Brannon, Senior Fellow, Jack Kemp Foundation, and M. Kevin McGee, Professor Emeritus, UW Oshkosh, March 4, 2019 "In 2015 the Obama Administration authorized temporary work permits for the spouses of H-1B visa holders who were awaiting green... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Best Way for Trump to Offer 'Love and Sympathy' is to Repeal the Muslim Ban
Posted on 17 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 16, 2019 "In the aftermath of the killing of 49 people who were peacefully praying in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist, it is worth reflecting on Trump’s travel ban again. Trump’s travel ban, also... Read More