Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Expert: U.S. "Needs STEM Workers To Help Innovate"
Posted on 30 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan D’Agostino, Inside Higher Ed, November 29, 2022 "Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expanded opportunities for international students who have earned U.S. degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics... Read More

Expert: "Stakes Are Quite High" in U.S. v. Texas
Posted on 30 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jess Bravin and Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 29, 2022 "The Supreme Court on Tuesday [considered] the executive branch’s power to set priorities in enforcing immigration law, in a case that also tests the legal standing of states... Read More

Experts Debunk Border Misinformation
Posted on 28 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Kelety, Associated Press, Oct. 27, 2022 "Several Republican elected officials have suggested in recent social media posts that almost 100 people on the terrorist watchlist have entered the U.S. along the southwest border. “FACT: at least... Read More

Experts: Let Private Citizens Sponsor Refugees
Posted on 17 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Janine Prantl, Stephen Yale-Loehr, NY Daily News, Oct. 15, 2022 "Every fall, the U.S. president sets a refugee ceiling — the maximum number of refugees that may be resettled annually to the United States. For the new fiscal year that started... Read More

Expert on Fifth Circuit DACA Decision
Posted on 6 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Oct. 6, 2022 "The future of the nearly 700,000 beneficiaries of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains uncertain following the ruling issued Wednesday by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit... Read More

Podcast: Stephen Yale-Loehr and The Stories of Immigrants
Posted on 28 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rational Middle, Sept. 28, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law at Cornell Law School , joins host Chris Lyon this week. They discuss Yale-Loehr’s work in immigration law and research on refugees in America." Read More

Did DeSantis and Abbott Break Law with Migrant 'Stunt'? Experts Weigh In
Posted on 19 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom Norton, Newsweek, Sept. 17, 2022 "Florida governor Ron DeSantis was strongly criticized this week after claiming responsibility for ordering two planeloads of migrants to travel from Texas to Martha's Vineyard. ... California Governor Gavin... Read More

Expert: "Decimated" USCIS Will Struggle to Process Work Permit Applications for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 15 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Sommerfeldt and Tim Balk, New York Daily News, Sep 14, 2022 NYC asks feds to fast-track work papers for migrants amid busing crisis - "Mayor Adams and members of the City Council have begun to aggressively pressure the federal government... Read More

Experts: Biden Can Do More for Dreamers
Posted on 14 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

After 10 years of DACA, Dreamers still live in legal limbo - "Because the Biden administration chiefly focused on its battle with the courts, the new rule fails to adopt any substantive measures to expand or strengthen the DACA program. Most conspicuously... Read More

Experts: New DACA Rule Does Not Go Far Enough
Posted on 31 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacob Hamburger, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Aug. 30, 2022 "On Tuesday, the Biden administration published a new rule codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the first time into the formal regulatory code. Since President... Read More

Expert: CBP is NOT Handing Out Social Security Numbers to Border Crossers
Posted on 5 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Kelety, Associated Press, Aug. 3, 2022 "Lara Logan, a former Fox Nation host, recently claimed that U.S. Border Patrol agents are distributing Social Security numbers to immigrants at the border. A video of her comments has circulated widely... Read More

Expert: End Title 42 and Restore Order
Posted on 27 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, July 27, 2022 The Hill - Opinion: Ending Title 42 won’t cause immigration mayhem — It will restore order "... Since March 2020, approximately 900,000 people — including over 215,000 parents and children... Read More

Expert: Trump's Forced Separation of Families Violated Due Process
Posted on 26 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, July 26, 2022 "[T]he total number of separated families is not known and some 1,500 children (data updated in February) are still lost in a limbo that, in the opinion of experts, it is not known how it will be repaired... Read More

Expert: Courts Driving Immigration Policy
Posted on 22 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, July 22, 2022 " Steve Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University who studies U.S. immigration law, said federal policy-making on immigration is now primarily dictated by federal courts, not Congress or the executive... Read More

Expert: Immigration Benefits Can Help Employers Attract, Retain Talent
Posted on 14 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Ruiz, KSBY, July 13, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School. "This is a new trend because of the tight labor market and employers need to figure out how to both attract and retain workers," Yale... Read More