Immigration Law

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Under Biden, Refugee Admissions Hit Record Low
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julie Watson, Associated Press, Oct. 5, 2021 "Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according... Read More

Tags: Biden , refugees , Trump

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

Tags: Biden , H-1B , Trump , DHS , expert , yale-loehr

Biden Taps Prof. Lucas Guttentag to Refocus Immigration Policies
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anita Kumar, Politico, Aug. 2, 2021 "Lucas Guttentag will serve as senior counselor on immigration policy and report to the Department of Justice’s Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. ... Prior to entering the administration, Guttentag served... Read More

Biden Eyes Ending Trump's Illegal Title 42 Blockade
Posted on 21 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021 "The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has... Read More

GAO: Biden's Border Wall Pause OK
Posted on 17 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO Decision, June 15, 2021 "On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating a previous declaration of national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States issued by President Trump. Among other things,... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump , border , GAO

Biden Revokes Trump's "No Health Insurance, No Green Card" Proclamation
Posted on 16 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 14, 2021 "A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 9945 The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System... Read More

How Trump Left His Mark on Immigration Courts, BIA
Posted on 9 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reade Levinson, Kristina Cooke, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 8, 2021 "As U.S. President Joe Biden works to undo many of the restrictive immigration policies enacted by former President Donald Trump, he will confront one of his predecessor’s... Read More

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Launch Campaign Urging Biden To Rescind Trump Rules That Could Dash Dreams Of Living In U.S.
Posted on 11 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chantal Da Silva, Forbes, Feb. 11, 2021 "A group of U.S. diversity visa lottery winners have launched a new campaign calling on the Biden administration to take action to reverse restrictions introduced under President Donald Trump that could see... Read More

Biden Immigration Team Will Review Hundreds of Trump/Miller Changes
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2021 "Donald J. Trump’s four-year quest to wall the country off from immigrants led his aides to Form N-648: a physician’s declaration that an applicant for naturalized citizenship... Read More

An Essential Tool for Immigration Lawyers, Scholars and Journalists: IPTP
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Policy Tracking Project "This "TrumpTracker" Immigration Policy Tracking Project catalogues every known Trump-era immigration policy from January 2017 through the end of the administration. Entries describing Trump policies... Read More

Biden's Rescission of Trump's BAHA EO Will Benefit Everyone
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 31, 2021 "On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order entitled the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers . This executive order revokes Trump’s Buy American Hire American... Read More

Tags: Biden , Trump

Building Better, Not Backward: Learning from the Past to Design Sound Border Asylum Policy
Posted on 29 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, Dec. 18, 2020 "During his first week in office, President-elect Biden should issue an executive order on border asylum policy that departs dramatically from that which President Trump put forth during his first week. President Biden’s... Read More

Tags: Biden , refugees , Trump , asylum

Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action
Posted on 23 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David J. Bier, CATO Institute, Dec. 18, 2020 "These 30 deregulatory actions would lessen the costs of America’s outdated immigration laws. The results would be greater freedom and prosperity for both immigrants and Americans who rely on them... Read More

Experts: New Administration Should Eliminate Chaos in Immigration System
Posted on 12 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gunisha Kaur, M.D., and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Nov. 12, 2020 "The 400-plus changes to U.S. immigration law over the past three and a half years have caused substantial confusion among attorneys, medical evaluators, and immigrants. The fact that... Read More

Expert: It May Take Four Years to Dismantle Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 11 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and LexisNexis author Stephen Yale-Loehr is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Associated Press: "Trump has put in place more than 400 executive actions or rules related to immigration, according to Stephen... Read More