Immigration Law

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Expert: DACA is in Danger
Posted on 15 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gisela Salomon, Claudia Torrens, Associated Press, June 15, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration law professor at Cornell University, said things look bad for young immigrants: Both the appeals court and the Supreme Court, where the case... Read More

Expert: Proposed DACA Rule Could "Bulletproof" Program Against Litigation Challenges
Posted on 28 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, Eileen Sullivan, New York Times, Sept. 28, 2021 "The Biden administration [published] a proposed rule on Tuesday in hopes of preserving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a program that has protected hundreds of thousands... Read More

Expert: New DACA Rule Could Be Published "Any Day"
Posted on 26 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Sept. 26, 2021 ""A new proposed rule is about to be published to help about 700,000 dreamers," says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at Cornell University School of Law . "The Office of Management... Read More

Expert: Texas DACA Challenge Could Drag On
Posted on 17 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 11, 2020 "DACA still faces a huge challenge: On Dec. 22, a federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing on its legality in a case brought by the state of Texas. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Andrew... Read More

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020 "In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court DACA Decision May Rest on C.J. Roberts as Swing Vote
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 11, 2019 "The case, one of the most important of the justices’ term, will help define the scope of presidential powers over immigration. It also is seen as a test of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has... Read More

Expert: Flight Attendant's DACA Debacle Demonstrates 'How Broken' Our Immigration System Is
Posted on 23 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Mar. 22, 2019 "Selene Saavedra had been a flight attendant at Mesa Airlines for just a month when the company scheduled her on a flight to Mexico. The 28-year-old from Bryan had put the country on her “no... Read More

Expert: DACA Will Survive 'Another 10 Months' or More
Posted on 23 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 22, 2019 "For more than a year, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came here illegally as children have ricocheted between hope and despair as their fates were debated in Washington and determined... Read More

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Brings 'No Certainty'
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, Apr. 25, 2018 - "DACA may have won a court victory Tuesday night, but the decision only makes the legal path forward murkier. The complexity only adds to the likelihood DACA will remain intact for many months if not longer, despite... Read More

Expert: Texas' DACA Lawsuit 'Creates Even More Uncertainty'
Posted on 10 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, AP, May 10, 2018 - "Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down... Read More

Expert: DACA Legal Muddle May Wind Up at Supreme Court
Posted on 2 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, May 1, 2018 - "The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program got murkier Tuesday when the Texas attorney general made good on a threat to challenge it in court. The lawsuit throws a wrench in an already-complicated... Read More

Expert: GOP 'Solutions' Will Make Our Immigration Problems Worse
Posted on 14 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr and Aaron El Sabrout, USA Today, Sept. 14, 2014 - "The U.S. immigration system is at an important crossroads. The Trump administration recently announced that in sixDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which... Read More

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Could Benefit 'Tens of Thousands' of Dreamers
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2018 - "In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Immigration Case Could 'Redefine Balance of Power' Between Congress, President
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and co-editor of the 21-volume 'bible' of immigration law , Stephen Yale-Loehr, is quoted in multiple media outlets, including CNN , the New York Times and Law360 regarding USA v. Texas , the Supreme Court case that will... Read More

Expert: DACA Recipients Need to Protect Status
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic, Apr. 27, 2017 - "President Trump has backed away from his campaign pledges to “immediately terminate” an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation. But that doesn’t mean... Read More