Immigration Law

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Expert: End Title 42 and Restore Order
Posted on 27 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, July 27, 2022 The Hill - Opinion: Ending Title 42 won’t cause immigration mayhem — It will restore order "... Since March 2020, approximately 900,000 people — including over 215,000 parents and children... Read More

Expert: Many Factors Influence Boston USCIS Asylum Approval Rates
Posted on 2 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angi Gonzalez, SpectrumNews1, June 1, 2022 "Dr. Basileus Zeno, who came to the U.S. after fleeing Syria, knew that applying for asylum in the U.S would not be easy. He just never expected it to take 10 years before he was ultimately denied. He... Read More

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... 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: "Frankenstein Rule Would Gut Asylum System" (Law360)
Posted on 15 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Law360, June 12, 2020 "The Trump administration's proposed overhaul of the U.S. asylum process, calling for more power for immigration judges and asylum officers, could hinder migrants' access to counsel in an already fast... Read More

Expert: Asylum More Difficult to Obtain than Ever
Posted on 27 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Nov. 27, 2019 "The U.S. is increasingly aligning itself with wealthy countries in Europe and elsewhere to make asylum a more distant prospect. On Thursday, American authorities sent a Honduran man from El Paso,... Read More

Aided by Cornell Clinic, Ghana Native Rebuilds Life in US
Posted on 11 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James Dean, Cornell Chronicle, Nov. 11, 2019 "More than four years after surviving an attack by a mob that believed he was gay, a Ghanaian man recently won asylum in the United States with help from partners including Cornell Law School students... 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: Trump's Immigration Efforts 'Backfiring'...No 'Coherent Policy'
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Expert: "Historic" Habeas Decision by Federal Appeals Court in Immigration Case
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Expert: Federal Court Ruling Will Give Asylum Seekers a 'Fair Shot'
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2018 - "A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by... Read More

Expert: Trump's Asylum Ban May Head to Supreme Court
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2018 - "A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback... Read More

Experts: Trump's Asylum Ban is Illegal
Posted on 12 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reuters, Nov. 9, 2018 - "“President Trump’s new asylum ban is illegal. Neither the president nor his cabinet secretaries can override the clear commands of U.S. law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Omar... Read More

LexisNexis Authors on Trump's Notion to Bar Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 29 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alfredo Corchado, Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 27, 2018 - "If Trump issues an executive order to deny migrants the chance to apply for asylum, it will quickly face legal challenges. The Immigration and Nationality Act contains provisions... Read More

Expert: Well-Prepared Asylum Claims Can Win
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA News, July 19, 2018 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr of Cornell University, a leading professor of immigration law and facilitator of an asylum clinic at Cornell, said that though there had been changes in asylum policy, people with good... Read More