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

Expert: Border Patrol Collection of Migrant Kids' Fingerprints 'Subject to Court Challenge'
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Apr. 26, 2019 "U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government... Read More

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

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

Expert: Flight Attendant's DACA Debacle Demonstrates 'How Broken' Our Immigration System Is
Posted on 23 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Mar. 22, 2019 "Selene Saavedra had been a flight attendant at Mesa Airlines for just a month when the company scheduled her on a flight to Mexico. The 28-year-old from Bryan had put the country on her “no... Read More

Expert: Kansas Immigration Case at Supreme Court Could Affect ID Theft Prosecutions
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case [ Kansas v. Garcia, No. 17-834 ] next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an... Read More

Expert: "Historic" Habeas Decision by Federal Appeals Court in Immigration Case
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 7, 2019 "Creating yet another roadblock to the Trump administration’s efforts to deport ineligible migrants, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that immigration authorities can no longer swiftly... Read More

Expert: What Justice Gorsuch's Vote in Dimaya Means
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter, March 5, 2019 "James Dimaya thought he was on the verge of deportation last year. Then, President Donald Trump's first Supreme Court nominee saved him. Now Dimaya is in the clear, working as a delivery... Read More

Experts Unpack the Hoda Muthana Birthright Citizenship Case
Posted on 21 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law professor Stephen W. Yale-Loehr is quoted on CNN : "Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration lawyer and Cornell University professor, said that the situation is "not clear-cut." "It would depend on the facts, if the State Department... Read More

You Have Questions, the Treatise Has Answers
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Law and Procedure is the flagship practice guide, only from LexisNexis. A comprehensive treatise with analysis and primary law resources. Immigration Law and Procedure is a 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been... Read More

Expert: DACA Will Survive 'Another 10 Months' or More
Posted on 23 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 22, 2019 "For more than a year, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came here illegally as children have ricocheted between hope and despair as their fates were debated in Washington and determined... Read More

Expert: Focus on USCIS H-1B Policy, Not Trump's Tweets
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Jan. 14, 2019 - "On January 11, 2019, Donald Trump surprised the business and policy community by announcing via Twitter that positive “changes are coming soon” for H-1B visa holders. What does this announcement... Read More

Expert: Local Law Enforcement Might Contact ICE, Depending on Situation
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 31, 2018 - "The arrest of an undocumented immigrant in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Stanislaus County has raised questions about whether the killing had any connection to state or local sanctuary... Read More

Expert: EB-5 Investor Visa Program Needs Clarity from Congress, USCIS
Posted on 28 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jodi Xu Klein, South China Morning Post, Dec. 29, 2018 - "With a sharp uptick in Chinese applications for the visa programme known as EB-5, waiting times for applicants to obtain US residency have tripled to as long as 15 years. But the programme... Read More

Expert: Federal Court Ruling Will Give Asylum Seekers a 'Fair Shot'
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2018 - "A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by... Read More