Immigration Law

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Hon. Dana Leigh Marks on Immigration Law Reform
Posted on 24 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, Sept. 20, 2022 "After 45 years in the field of immigration law — 35 years on the bench, deep in the belly of government bureaucracy, preceded by 10 years as an attorney in private practice representing families and... 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

Immigration Law: An Open Casebook (Free!)
Posted on 12 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kit Johnson , Professor of Law and Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, writes: " Immigration Law: An Open Casebook is the first open-source/open-access casebook on U.S. immigration law. It is designed... Read More

Blame Congress, Not Biden, For Lack of Immigration Reform
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Feb. 1, 2022 "[I]f one is truly interested in immigration change, the appropriate measuring stick is not what Biden did in year one but what Congress has failed to do for decades — pass meaningful immigration reform... Read More

Expert on Immigration "Plan C"
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Nov. 29, 2021 "A Senate Democratic committee - headed by the office of leader Charles Schumer - is preparing to meet this week with the top aide to the Upper House, attorney Elizabeth MacDonough, and formally deliver the... Read More

Posted on 26 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bill Boyarsky, UCLA Blueprint, Fall 2021 "ACADEMICS, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS and activists are creating an informal network reaching throughout California and beyond to seek justice for the more than 25,000 immigrants held in federal detention centers... Read More

Expert: Spending Bill Could Begin to Fix Broken Immigration System
Posted on 23 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Nov. 21, 2021 "According to Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor at Cornell University School of Law , “The 2,135-page budget bill includes a number of important immigration provisions, including up to 10 years of work... Read More

Expert: Latest Immigration Proposal a "Down Payment" Toward CIR
Posted on 15 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daisy Contreras, The World, Nov. 11, 2021 "The newest plan doesn't offer a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented people. What it does include is work permits and protection from deportation. Still, some immigration experts... Read More

Immigration Experts Speak (Four Videos)
Posted on 27 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here are four recent videos from the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA Law: 1. Building Power During the Biden Administration -- Inside vs. Outside Advocacy 2. Univision National Network’s Jorge Ramos in Conversation w/3 DREAMers... Read More

Georgetown Law CALS 2022-2024 Clinical Teaching Fellowship
Posted on 4 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law "The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law announces that it is now accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two‑year teaching fellowship... 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

How Federal Courts Are Waking Up to Constitutional Claims in Immigration Cases
Posted on 20 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman, Sept. 19, 2021 "Recently, district court decisions have charted a bold new course for constitutional claims in the context of immigration-related federal court litigation. Although people have made claims for years, emanating... Read More

What Should Immigration Law Become?
Posted on 5 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman, 2021 Skelton Lecture (begin at 9:48) Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman, Clinical Professor and Director, Immigration Clinic Read More

From the Bookshelf: Being Sheela, by Adithi Rao
Posted on 21 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer (Harper Collins 2020) "A young mother separated from her children for eight long years; a man facing deportation after being mistaken for a terrorist; a woman forced to endure domestic violence... Read More

Uninstalling Stephen Miller
Posted on 17 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SAM PEAK, JONATHAN HAGGERTY, DECEMBER 17, 2020 "Stephen Miller didn’t simply leave a mess for America to clean up—he installed his ideology within a system now accustomed to buckling to his will. Uninstalling Stephen Miller will be... Read More