Nicole Narea, Law360, Apr. 17, 2019
"U.S. Attorney General William Barr's recent decision to restrict certain asylum-seekers from being released on bond vastly expands the Trump administration's detention capabilities, but scholars warn...
David Isaacson, Apr. 17, 2019
"In a development decried by several refugee-serving and civil rights organizations , the Canadian government’s proposed budget bill, Bill C-97 , contains within it an amendment to the Immigration and Refugee...
Matt Kwong, CBC News, Apr. 9, 2019
"[F]or Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration-law professor at Cornell University , Nielsen was far from soft on immigration.
"Secretary Nielsen will be perceived as the most hardline [Homeland Security] secretary...
NWIRP, Apr. 5, 2019
"Today, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States. Judge Marsha Pechman ordered...
Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 28, 2019
"Under the Trump administration’s new Remain in Mexico policy, more than 200 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to wait for weeks...
Paul W. Schmidt, Mar. 21, 2019
"JUSTICE PREVAILS AGAIN IN IMMIGRATION COURTS EVEN IN THE “POST-A-B-“ ERA — Outstanding Analysis By Judge Eileen Trujillo Of The U.S. Immigration Court In Denver, CO, Recognizes “Women In Mexico”...
Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 9, 2019
"In Matter of A-B – , 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018), former Attorney General Jeff Sessions overruled a prior Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) precedent, Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014), which...
Andrew Lapin, Michigan Alumnus Magazine, Spring 2019
"For nearly a year, U-M’s Knight-Wallace Fellowship has provided a home and a lifeline for journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto. He is thousands of miles and several years removed from...
Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 7, 2019
"Creating yet another roadblock to the Trump administration’s efforts to deport ineligible migrants, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that immigration authorities can no longer swiftly...
Caravans and Consulates: Should Asylum Seekers Have More Options?
By: Curtis Pierce , Feb. 2019
In the autumn of 2018, a caravan of Central American migrants seeking a better life traveled from Honduras to the southern border of the...
CGRS, Feb. 14, 2019
"The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new policy forcing asylum seekers to return...
Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed News, Feb. 13, 2019
"Rebecca Jamil was sitting in a nondescript hotel ballroom in suburban Virginia when she realized that her dream job — being an immigration judge — was no longer tenable. It was June 11, 2018...
Roberto Suro, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Feb. 13, 2019
"The United States has a long history of responding to migration emergencies with legislative remedies crafted for specific situations. Sometimes, the intent has been to open doors, at other...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Feb. 10, 2019
"A February 1, 2019 article in the L.A. Times reported that two American attorneys who work for the immigrant rights organization Al Otro Lado, which has sent attorneys to Tijuana to offer advice to Central American...
American Immigration Council, Feb. 11, 2019
"The American Immigration Council filed administrative claims for monetary damages on behalf of six asylum-seeking mothers and their children for the trauma they suffered when torn apart under the Trump...