Immigration Law

Recent Posts

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

The State of Black Immigrants
Posted on 30 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BAJI, NYU Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, Jan. 2020 "Just as African-Americans suffer disproportionately high arrest, prosecution and incarceration rates, so too are Black immigrants. This occurs despite no evidence that they engage in more criminalized... Read More

Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the United States
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Yale-Loehr and Mackenzie Eason, July 2020 "For over 40 years, lawmakers and academics have been debating whether the United States should adopt a merit or skills-based approach to labor immigration and a points-based program for selecting... Read More

Immigration Policy and the Global Competition for AI Talent
Posted on 10 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Huang, Zachary Arnold, CSET, July 2020 "The United States has historically led the world in technological innovation through its internationally renowned education institutions, innovative industries, top-tier research laboratories and, critically... Read More

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

The Shadow Court Cementing Trump’s Immigration Policy
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Felipe de la Hoz, The Nation, June 30, 2020 "The Board of Immigration Appeals, once an impartial appellate court, has become a new front in the Trump administration’s war against migrants." Read More

Tags: immigration , bia , Trump

Entry Denied: How We Got Here
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tempest Tossed, June 30, 2020 "Walls, a ban on Muslims, a promise to end DACA: How did immigration become a central feature of Donald Trump's campaign for President? Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos talk with New York Times reporters Michael Shear... Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Loweree, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick and Walter Ewing, Ph.D., May 27, 2020 "The COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) pandemic, and the federal government’s response, has disrupted virtually every aspect of the U.S. immigration system. Visa processing... Read More

Immigration Detention and Release Policies Fatally Flawed
Posted on 5 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, May 2, 2020 "In late March, I argued in an earlier version of this paper that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should immediately embark on an aggressive program of release, supervised release and alternative-to-detention... Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Injustice of US Immigration System
Posted on 5 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kevin Appleby, May 4, 2020 "The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many commonly-held perceptions about the United States. We have learned we are not invincible, for one, and are not always the best prepared in responding to crises. We also have... Read More

Virtual Book Chat, Monday, May 4, 2020, 4:00 PM EST
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DU Law Prof. César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández writes: "On Monday, May 4, I’ll join two outstanding scholars and advocates, Alina Das and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, to talk about immigration policing in the United... Read More

Anil Kalhan: Trump's New Immigration Ban Is Potentially More Dangerous, and More Legally Vulnerable, Than You Might Think
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 30, 2020 "When faced with criticism for his responses to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has reacted almost reflexively by touting his administration’s immigration restrictions as the centerpiece of its efforts... Read More

Jay Willis: The Supreme Court Buys Into Trump's Anti-Immigrant Fearmongering
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jay Willis, Apr. 29, 2020 "Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to deport more legal permanent residents for criminal convictions that occurred in the distant past. The appalling result in Barton v. Barr... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump's Immigration Ban
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 26, 2020 "President Trump’s latest Proclamation is a brazen attempt to rewrite US immigration laws under the guise o protecting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation bans most noncitizens who will enter... Read More

COVID-19 and the Remaking of U.S. Immigration Policy? Empirically Evaluating the Myth of Immigration and Disease
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom K. Wong, USIPC, Apr. 22, 2020 "The myth that immigration brings disease is a centuries-old trope used to heighten anti-immigrant fears and anxieties. To be clear, the myth of immigration and disease is not supported by the academic literature... Read More