Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Expert on Fifth Circuit DACA Decision
Posted on 6 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Oct. 6, 2022 "The future of the nearly 700,000 beneficiaries of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains uncertain following the ruling issued Wednesday by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit... Read More

Podcast: Stephen Yale-Loehr and The Stories of Immigrants
Posted on 28 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rational Middle, Sept. 28, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law at Cornell Law School , joins host Chris Lyon this week. They discuss Yale-Loehr’s work in immigration law and research on refugees in America." Read More

Did DeSantis and Abbott Break Law with Migrant 'Stunt'? Experts Weigh In
Posted on 19 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom Norton, Newsweek, Sept. 17, 2022 "Florida governor Ron DeSantis was strongly criticized this week after claiming responsibility for ordering two planeloads of migrants to travel from Texas to Martha's Vineyard. ... California Governor Gavin... Read More

Expert: "Decimated" USCIS Will Struggle to Process Work Permit Applications for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 15 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Sommerfeldt and Tim Balk, New York Daily News, Sep 14, 2022 NYC asks feds to fast-track work papers for migrants amid busing crisis - "Mayor Adams and members of the City Council have begun to aggressively pressure the federal government... Read More

Experts: Biden Can Do More for Dreamers
Posted on 14 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

After 10 years of DACA, Dreamers still live in legal limbo - "Because the Biden administration chiefly focused on its battle with the courts, the new rule fails to adopt any substantive measures to expand or strengthen the DACA program. Most conspicuously... Read More

Experts: New DACA Rule Does Not Go Far Enough
Posted on 31 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacob Hamburger, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Aug. 30, 2022 "On Tuesday, the Biden administration published a new rule codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the first time into the formal regulatory code. Since President... Read More

Expert: CBP is NOT Handing Out Social Security Numbers to Border Crossers
Posted on 5 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Kelety, Associated Press, Aug. 3, 2022 "Lara Logan, a former Fox Nation host, recently claimed that U.S. Border Patrol agents are distributing Social Security numbers to immigrants at the border. A video of her comments has circulated widely... Read More

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: Trump's Forced Separation of Families Violated Due Process
Posted on 26 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, July 26, 2022 "[T]he total number of separated families is not known and some 1,500 children (data updated in February) are still lost in a limbo that, in the opinion of experts, it is not known how it will be repaired... Read More

Expert: Courts Driving Immigration Policy
Posted on 22 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, July 22, 2022 " Steve Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University who studies U.S. immigration law, said federal policy-making on immigration is now primarily dictated by federal courts, not Congress or the executive... Read More

Expert: Immigration Benefits Can Help Employers Attract, Retain Talent
Posted on 14 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Ruiz, KSBY, July 13, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School. "This is a new trend because of the tight labor market and employers need to figure out how to both attract and retain workers," Yale... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Expert: Court Ruling Will Sow Fear
Posted on 28 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Philip Marcelo, Amy Taxin, Associated Press, June 28, 2022 "The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered... Read More

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: 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