Immigration Law

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Trump Threatens Deportation for 'Millions'
Posted on 18 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, June 17, 2019 "President Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting “next week,” an apparent reference to a plan in preparation... Read More

Trump Wants to Expand Expedited Removal, the Government's Secret Deportation Weapon
Posted on 27 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bernice Yeung and Andrew Becker / October 26, 2017 - " Under President Donald Trump, immigration arrests have jumped by nearly 35 percent. They’re happening at courthouses, restaurants and in front of people’s homes. And these days, anyone... Read More

No Compassion Even for "Good Hombres"
Posted on 30 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Magana Ortiz v. Sessions, May 30, 2017 - "The government’s insistence on expelling a good man from the country in which he has lived for the past 28 years deprives his children of their right to be with their father, his wife of her right to... Read More

NC Woman’s Deportation Order a ‘Symbol of Everything Wrong With the Immigration System’
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vasquez, Rewire, June 21, 2017 - "For the past eight years, Minerva Cisneros Garcia has checked in regularly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But on April 23 everything changed for the mother of four children, who is being forced to... Read More

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the... Read More

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr on Trump, Cruz Deportation Plans - The O'Reilly Factor
Posted on 25 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The O'Reilly Factor, Feb. 24, 2016 - "Are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's strategies constitutional? 'The O'Reilly Factor' investigates. Stephen Yale-Loehr , John Yoo." [Cornell Law Prof. Stephen Yale-Loehr is the co-author... Read More

Trump’s Immigration Order Expands the Definition of ‘Criminal’
Posted on 27 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Medina, New York TImes, Jan. 26, 2017 - "After President Trump signed two sweeping executive orders on immigration on Wednesday, most of the attention was on his plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico and to hold back money from... Read More

Like Obama, Trump Stymied in Deportation Efforts
Posted on 9 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, Apr. 8, 2017 - "Yintang Cao, a Chinese national who served time for hawking counterfeit designer purses, was freed from immigration detention March 31 after the United States failed to win permission from China to... Read More

Expert: Trump Deportation Push Would Be Expensive
Posted on 5 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mica Rosenberg and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Dec. 5, 2016 - "Two core pieces of Trump's plan, for example, involve removing more criminal immigrants who are in the country illegally and ending "catch and release" of those who... Read More

Expert: Trump's Immigration Sweeps Target 'Low-Hanging Fruit'
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vivian Yee, New York Times, Mar. 4, 2017 - "People who have been ordered deported and who are still here are the low-hanging fruit,” said Stephen Yale­-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University . “Trump has said he... Read More

Immigrants Use Asylum Applications to Delay Possible Deportation
Posted on 17 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MIriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2016 - "Since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, immigrants have been rushing to apply for asylum—with cases many are unlikely to win—in order to remain in the country legally... Read More

Is It Possible to Resist Deportation in Trump’s America?
Posted on 25 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marcela Valdes, New York Times, May 23, 2017 - "Ever since Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070, one of the toughest anti-undocumented bills ever signed into law, the state has been known for pioneering the kind of draconian tactics that the Trump administration... Read More

Trump: The New Deportation Threat
Posted on 7 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2017 - "Trump’s demonization of immigrants is driving a widening crackdown. ICE is moving much faster and more aggressively than it did during the Obama years. Agents who chafed under Obama... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive... Read More

ICE Policy Change Shatters Life for Houston Family
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Olivia P. Tallet, Houston Chronicle, June 5, 2017 - "He asked Juan to turn over his passport. ICE had to prepare for his deportation. Celia and the girls realized that he had only been given a brief reprieve. He would be allowed to remain in the... Read More