Immigration Law

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Turing Award Laureates, Citing Trump Immigration Crackdown, Endorse Biden/Harris
Posted on 21 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cade Metz, New York Times, Sept. 19, 2020 "Two dozen award-winning computer scientists, in a rebuke of President Trump’s immigration policies, said on Friday that they were endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. in November’s presidential election... Read More

Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency
Posted on 31 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Pierce and Jessica Bolter, MPI, July 2020 "Through bold, sweeping changes as well as less-noted technical adjustments, the Trump administration has dramatically reshaped the U.S. immigration system since entering office in January 2017. Now... Read More

Tags: mpi , immigration , Trump

Expert: Trump Administration Trying to "Stop All Immigration to the United States"
Posted on 7 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 7, 2020 "Faced with the prospect of losing the power to make immigration policy after the November 2020 presidential election, Trump administration officials are speeding up efforts to force foreign nationals to leave... Read More

The Shadow Court Cementing Trump’s Immigration Policy
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Felipe de la Hoz, The Nation, June 30, 2020 "The Board of Immigration Appeals, once an impartial appellate court, has become a new front in the Trump administration’s war against migrants." Read More

Tags: immigration , bia , Trump

Entry Denied: How We Got Here
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tempest Tossed, June 30, 2020 "Walls, a ban on Muslims, a promise to end DACA: How did immigration become a central feature of Donald Trump's campaign for President? Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos talk with New York Times reporters Michael Shear... Read More

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Anil Kalhan: Trump's New Immigration Ban Is Potentially More Dangerous, and More Legally Vulnerable, Than You Might Think
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 30, 2020 "When faced with criticism for his responses to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has reacted almost reflexively by touting his administration’s immigration restrictions as the centerpiece of its efforts... Read More

Jay Willis: The Supreme Court Buys Into Trump's Anti-Immigrant Fearmongering
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jay Willis, Apr. 29, 2020 "Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to deport more legal permanent residents for criminal convictions that occurred in the distant past. The appalling result in Barton v. Barr... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump's Immigration Ban
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 26, 2020 "President Trump’s latest Proclamation is a brazen attempt to rewrite US immigration laws under the guise o protecting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation bans most noncitizens who will enter... Read More

COVID-19 and the Remaking of U.S. Immigration Policy? Empirically Evaluating the Myth of Immigration and Disease
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom K. Wong, USIPC, Apr. 22, 2020 "The myth that immigration brings disease is a centuries-old trope used to heighten anti-immigrant fears and anxieties. To be clear, the myth of immigration and disease is not supported by the academic literature... Read More

White House Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted on 22 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19... Read More

Trump to "Suspend Immigration" into US via Executive Order
Posted on 21 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey and Teo Armus, Washington Post, April 20, 2020 "President Trump announced in a tweet late Monday night that he plans to suspend immigration to the United States, a move he said is needed to safeguard American jobs and defend... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on America, India, Immigration and Values
Posted on 14 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 14, 2019 How the Founding Values of Two Great Nations – United States and India – Can Get Hollowed Out Through Tweaks in their Immigration Laws "Until President Trump of the United States and Prime Minister Modi... Read More

Trump Got His Wall, After All
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019 "IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles... Read More

TRO Blocks Trump's Immigration Proclamation
Posted on 4 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump, Nov. 2, 2019 "On October 4, 2019, the President of the United States issued Proclamation No. 9945, titled “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare... Read More