Immigration Law

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An Important Week for Immigration Law: SCOTUSTalk Podcast
Posted on 22 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUSTalk Podcast, June 21, 2022 "During the week of June 13, the Supreme Court decided two immigration cases (involving bond hearings for noncitizens in immigration detention) and declined to decide a third (involving the Trump-era “public... Read More

Trump’s anti-immigration policies continue to cost U.S. economy $9 billion a year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Brumley, May 31, 2022 "Trump-era refugee and asylum policies continue to rob the U.S. economy of $9.1 billion annually and deny all levels of American government more than $2 billion per year, according to new academic research. The study... Read More

Expert: "Broken Immigration System" Triggers Litigation Avalanche
Posted on 5 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jasmine Aguilera, TIME Magazine, May 4, 2022 "In recent years, liberal and conservative attorneys general, nonprofit organizations, and individual plaintiffs have filed an avalanche of immigration-related suits in federal courts, resulting in a... Read More

Book Launch Discussion: Crossing Borders (Apr. 27, 2022)
Posted on 19 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CROSSING BORDERS "New Book Shifts Focus From Fear to Restoring Immigrant Dignity Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 1pm EDT Over the last decade, record numbers of displaced people have been caught in the middle of an intensifying tug-of-war between... Read More

Linda Chavez: More Immigration, Less Inflation
Posted on 15 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Linda Chavez, Apr. 14, 2022 "... [A]dmitting asylees and giving them work authorizations, as well as allowing in more Ukrainian and Afghan refugees, could alleviate some of the country’s labor shortage. The Department of Labor reported last... Read More

JAC’s New Litigation Tracker Follows States’ Legal Efforts to Uphold Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 16 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Mar. 15, 2022 "Justice Action Center (JAC) launched a litigation tracker microsite that follows states’ legal challenges to inclusive federal immigration policies. Since President Biden took office, states like Texas... Read More

America’s Labor Shortage: How Low Immigration Levels Accentuated the Problem and How Immigration Can Fix It
Posted on 1 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arturo Castellanos-Canales, National Immigration Forum, Feb. 28, 2022 "The United States is facing an acute labor shortage. While the root cause of the problem is multifactorial, America’s lowest net international migration (NIM) levels in... Read More

Mounting Backlogs Undermine U.S. Immigration System and Impede Biden Policy Changes
Posted on 24 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Julia Gelatt, MPI, Feb. 23, 2022 "The Biden administration is seeking to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, expanding protections to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and embarking on a plan to restructure the asylum process... Read More

Immigration Critics Wrong: Fewer Visas Did Not Help U.S. Workers
Posted on 3 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Feb. 3, 2022 "The number of new foreign-born workers in the United States declined because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but U.S. workers were not better off, according to new research . That refutes a long-held anti-immigration... Read More

America's Competitive Advantage: Immigrants!
Posted on 31 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Yglesias, Bloomberg, Jan. 30, 2022 "Opening the doors to people fleeing foreign oppression has long been a winning strategy for the U.S., from the ’48ers such as Carl Schurz who served the Union Army with distinction after fleeing... Read More

Prof. Anna W. Shavers, R.I.P.
Posted on 26 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amber Ediger, Troy Fedderson, Nebraska Today, Jan. 26, 2022 "Anna Williams Shavers, 75, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and associate dean for diversity and inclusion in the College of Law, died Jan. 22. A tireless advocate for inclusion... Read More

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

Biden at the One-Year Mark: A Greater Change in Direction on Immigration Than Is Recognized
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Jan. 19, 2022 "While Donald Trump’s presidency is perceived as being the most active on immigration, touching nearly every aspect of the U.S. immigration system, President Joe Biden’s administration... Read More

Olavarria, Moran Leave Biden Immigration Team; PWS Comments
Posted on 9 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Politico West Wing Playbook, Jan. 6, 2022 " ESTHER OLAVARRIA , the deputy assistant to the president for immigration at the Domestic Policy Council and one of the key decision-makers on immigration inside the White House, is retiring, a White House... Read More

Year-End Recap: This Week in Immigration (Podcast)
Posted on 20 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BPC, Dec. 20, 2021 "For this final episode of 2021, we’re looking back at the big inflection points and emerging trends from this past year. Our guests this week are Suzanne Monyak, who covers immigration and Congress at CQ Roll Call, and... Read More