White House, Feb. 15, 2019
"The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency. The southern border is a major entry...
White House, Feb. 15, 2019
"On Friday, February 15, 2019, the President signed into law:
H.J.Res. 31, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019,” Divisions A through G of the enrolled bill provide full-year funding for fiscal year...
Philadelphia v. Attorney General
"Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent...
Earthjustice, Feb. 12, 2019
"Earthjustice released a report that highlights how a migrant detention center for unaccompanied children is slated to be placed on top of a former landfill and could have damaging effects on children’s health...
Gus Bova, The Texas Observer, Feb. 1, 2019
" Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property...
White House, Feb. 7, 2019
Officially published in the Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
"In Proclamation 9822 of November 9, 2018 (Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States), I found...
Emami v. Nielsen
"[E]xhibits in the complaint ... include a declaration by a former consular officer, Christopher Richardson, Esq., who was employed by the United States Department of State from 2011 to 2018, and most recently as American Citizens...
Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 31, 2019
"... The travel ban and related policies have thus significantly reshaped the entire refugee program.
Possible Future Developments
One of the reasons the Supreme Court...
Sophia Genovese, Feb. 3, 2019
"Following the law should not be a radical idea. Yet the governments of the United States and Mexico somehow find advocacy for the codified rights of asylum seekers reprehensible.
I travelled to Tijuana in mid-January...
Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Jan. 25, 2019
"Since the Trump era began more than two years ago with the election of 2016, the administration has put into place an increasingly draconian legal regime of restrictions against immigrants. Navigating these...
Kate Smith, CBS News, Jan. 23, 2019
"The nation's roughly 400 immigration judges are getting hit hard by the government shutdown: They're about to miss their second paycheck. About three-quarters have been furloughed and unable to work...
Greg Sargent, Washington Post, Jan. 22, 2019
"President Trump and his allies have spent days talking up the idea that his new proposal to reopen the government constitutes a “compromise.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky...
TRAC, Jan. 14, 2019
"Since the beginning of the federal government shutdown, most Immigration Court hearings have been cancelled . As of January 11, the estimated number of cancellations reached 42,726. Each week the shutdown continues, cancelled...
Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 14, 2019
"On Friday, January 11, 2019, many were intrigued by President Trump’s tweet assuring H-1B visas that they should expect a potential path to citizenship. This is what he tweeted :
“H1-B holders in the United...
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...