Immigration Law

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Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Decision Gives Some Immigrants a "Second Chance"
Posted on 29 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrew Chung, Reuters, Apr. 29, 2021 "The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday offered new hope to thousands of long-term immigrants seeking to avoid deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came... Read More

Expert: Pending Supreme Court Immigration Cases Stem from Obama Administration
Posted on 12 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fritze, USA Today, Mar. 12, 2021 "Less than two months after President Donald Trump left office immigration has fizzled as an issue at the Supreme Court, with major disputes that became conservative rallying cries largely vanishing from the... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Decision Tightens Burden of Proof in Immigration Court
Posted on 5 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, Mar. 4, 2021 "The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday [ Pereida v. Wilkinson ] made it more difficult for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for a long time to fight deportation. ... By putting the burden on Pereida... Read More

Expert: SC Decision in Niz-Chavez Could Affect "Hundreds of Thousands of Cases" (Law360)
Posted on 6 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyack, Law360, Jan. 1, 2021 "The justices heard oral arguments in November in a challenge to DHS' practice of sending required information about an immigrant's deportation proceedings separately across multiple documents, rather... Read More

Barrett's Textualism Could Doom Immigration Challenges (Law360)
Posted on 29 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyack, Law360, Sept. 28, 2020 "U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's tendency to defer to the executive branch's authority could pave the way for the Trump administration to prevail against challenges to its immigration... Read More

Expert: Trump "Sure to Use" Supreme Court Ruling to Restrict Asylum
Posted on 25 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, June 25, 2020 "The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration’s ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court’s 7-2 ruling... Read More

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020 "In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court DACA Decision May Rest on C.J. Roberts as Swing Vote
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 11, 2019 "The case, one of the most important of the justices’ term, will help define the scope of presidential powers over immigration. It also is seen as a test of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has... Read More

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

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: 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: 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

Trump v. Hawaii Q&A with Expert Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Forbes, June 27, 2018 - "On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to ban the entry of individuals from a group of primarily Muslim countries was constitutional. The court... Read More

Expert: DACA Legal Muddle May Wind Up at Supreme Court
Posted on 2 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, May 1, 2018 - "The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program got murkier Tuesday when the Texas attorney general made good on a threat to challenge it in court. The lawsuit throws a wrench in an already-complicated... Read More