Immigration Law

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Experts: Will the AAO Resist Trump on Erroneous H-1B Denials?
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sinduja Rangarajan, Mother Jones, Oct. 17, 2019 "Since 2017, as part of its efforts to “hire American,” the Trump administration has been aggressively denying applications for H-1B visas. Yet a record number of those denials have been... Read More

Tags: AAO , H-1B , USCIS , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: A Supreme Court Ruling Could Cut Both Ways on Immigration
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Oct. 16, 2019 "Wednesday's case concerns whether immigrants who stole Social Security numbers in an attempt to gain employment could be prosecuted under state identity theft law. In general, when it comes to immigration... Read More

LexisNexis Expert on Injunctions, Iranian Students
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law professor and LexisNexis expert author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr was quoted recently in the New York Times and The Guardian: "“The court rulings today represent at least a temporary setback in the Trump administration’s attacks... Read More

Expert Weighs In on Trump's Visa Proclamation
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr in the New York Times : "Thousands of people annually would be denied green cards if the [proclamation] takes effect, said Steve Yale-Loehr, an immigration scholar at Cornell Law School . “President Trump has failed... Read More

Expert: White House Justification for Low Refugee Admissions 'Faulty'
Posted on 27 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Deirdre Shesgreen and Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY, Sept. 26, 2019 "The Trump administration said Thursday it will reduce the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States to a historic low – permitting no more than 18,000... Read More

Expert: Will 'Court of Public Opinion' Sway White House, Supreme Court on Asylum Rules?
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 13, 2019 "A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week allowing President Donald Trump's administration to proceed with a near complete ban on asylum across the southern border while the policy is litigated will... Read More

Expert: US Unlikely to Ease Visa Restrictions for AI Talent
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jared Council, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 10, 2019 "A global group focused on artificial intelligence is calling on governments to revamp their visa policies to make it easier for AI professionals to freely move around the world. The Partnership... Read More

Expert: Courts 'Will Probably' Block Flores Final Rule
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brian Naylor, NPR, Aug. 21, 2019 "The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the... Read More

Experts: Obama Adjusted Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amelia Thomson DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, July 31, 2019 "Immigration policy experts like Chishti think Obama deserves credit for adjusting his policies as his presidency went on. According to estimates by Chishti’s group , by the end of Obama’s... Read More

Expert: Under Trump, ICE Can 'Round Up Anybody'
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times, July 26, 2019 "Despite Trump’s claims, ICE is arresting way more immigrants without criminal records — especially in Florida. In Florida, arrests of undocumented immigrants without prior... Read More

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Expert Predicts 'Surge' then 'Decline' due to EB-5 Investor Visa Rule Changes
Posted on 25 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, July 25, 2019 "The US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has just announced an increase in the standard minimum investment amount to $1.8 million, from $1 million. For high unemployment areas, the amount has been... Read More

Expert: Expanded Expedited Removal Could Trigger Unintended Consequences
Posted on 22 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom Hals, Reuters, July 22, 2019 "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday it will order more speedy deportations of immigrants who crossed illegally and are caught anywhere in the United States, expanding a program typically applied... Read More

Expert: Raid Targets Have Rights
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, July 11, 2019 "U.S. officials reportedly plan to start immigration raids on Sunday and are expected to target at least 2,000 undocumented people for whom deportation orders have been issued, some as a result of their failure... Read More

Tags: ICE , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: Limits on Indian H-1Bs Would Be 'Bad Law and Bad Policy'
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, June 20, 2019 " Stephen Yale-Loehr , professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School, said if the Trump administration carries through on reported plans to limit H-1B visas for citizens of India, it would be both... Read More

Expert: Any Regulatory 'Reform' of Flores Settlement Would Trigger Lawsuit (Law360)
Posted on 21 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Law360, May 20, 2019 "The 1997 Flores Settlement, which stems from a 1985 class action known as Flores filed on behalf of migrant kids in government detention, limits the amount of time minors can spend in immigration detention, among... Read More