Immigration Law

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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: U.S. Immigration Laws Don't Match Current Reality
Posted on 26 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, Sept. 23, 2021 "U.S. immigration laws have not evolved to match the reality of mass migrations and modern displacement, says Stephen Yale-Loehr , a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School... Read More

Expert: 9/11 Derailed Bush's Intended Immigration Reforms
Posted on 11 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Sept. 10, 2021 "In 2001 President George Bush seemed ready to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The 9/11 terrorist attacks changed all that," says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration... Read More

Expert: Biden Can Use Parole Authority to Help Afghans
Posted on 20 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, Aug. 19, 2021 "Despite round-the-clock efforts by the military to evacuate Afghans loyal to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan just days ago, immigration experts say it is unknown how many of... Read More

Expert on DED for Hong Kong: Will Congress Need to Step In?
Posted on 6 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, Aug. 5, 2021 "President Biden declared a deportation amnesty for residents of Hong Kong who are in the U.S., saying Thursday that arrests and persecution by the Chinese government are putting people in danger and... Read More

Expert: Will Texas Follow in Arizona's (Losing) Footsteps?
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Aug. 3, 2021 "An El Paso, Texas, district judge temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday that gave Texas border state police extraordinary powers to stop vehicles if officers had reasonable... Read More

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

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Expert: Lapse of EB-5 Regional Center Program Will Hurt "Tens of Thousands" of Investors
Posted on 1 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 1, 2021 - Due to obstruction by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), a bipartisan bill to keep the Regional Center portion of the USCIS EB-5 Investor Visa program failed. More here and here . Cornell Law School professor and EB-5 expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr... Read More

Expert: Urgent Leadership Needed to Rescue Afghan Interpreters
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Margaret Stock says the White House, the Defense Department, the State Department and DHS need to coordinate and execute a plan to rescue Afghan interpreters and their families without delay. ( Watch beginning at minute 30:30 .) "Without quick... Read More

Expert: Feds Will Challenge Abbott's Border Plans
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Patricia Clarembaux, Univision, June 17, 2021 "The announcement made last week by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, that he will implement an immigration plan on the southern border that includes continuing with the construction... Read More

Expert: Abbott's Border Wall "Beyond the Pale"
Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press, June 11, 2021 "Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barriers along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants —... Read More

Expert: Business Visa Categories Outmoded
Posted on 10 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hannah Miao, CNBC, June 10, 2021 “We have not revamped our legal immigration categories, including business immigration, since 1990. Some of those categories are out of alignment with our needs in the United States today,” said Stephen Yale... Read More

Expert: Congress Must Fix TPS Problem
Posted on 9 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, June 8, 2021 "For many TPS holders, hopes of a path to U.S. citizenship were dashed Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain immigrants with TPS cannot get green cards, or permanent residency, in the United States... Read More

Expert: Biden Immigration Proposal a "Good First Step"
Posted on 1 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, May 31, 2021 "Either by eliminating the barriers imposed by its predecessor or authorizing new regulations that soften procedures and / or requirements, the Joe Biden government has in mind undoing the entirety of the... Read More