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Immigration Law

Court Ruling Won't Fuel More Immigration: Expert

"Immigration experts said they don't think the ruling will drive more immigrants to come to the border.  While government lawyers argued that family detention helped deter immigration, the judge said officials didn't provide enough evidence to back up those claims.  Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University Law School, said officials could still keep children in custody, but they would have to invest significant money to improve detention conditions to do so.  He also said he didn't think the ruling would factor into families' decisions to come here.  "They're getting shot at. They just want to get out of the country and go to some place that will be safer," Yale-Loehr said. "I don't think there will be a significant rise or decrease (in immigration) from Judge Gee's order." " - AP, July 27, 2015.