Immigration Law

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Immigration Reform Webinar, Dec. 6, 2022
Posted on 7 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

eCornell - IMMIGRATION REFORM: Might Past Be Prologue? Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 1pm EST It’s been over 30 years since Congress enacted the most recent set of comprehensive immigration reforms: the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986... Read More

Expert: Congress Unlikely to Act on Immigration Reform This Year
Posted on 30 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrew Kreighbaum, Bloomberg Law, Mar. 30, 2022 "To secure a bipartisan deal on immigration in Congress, a coalition of employers and faith groups is thinking small. The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus is pressing lawmakers to pass legislation... Read More

Immigration Reform: What Needs To Happen
Posted on 17 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On March 15, 2022, Prof. Stephen H. Legomsky , The John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Law, testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, Committee on... Read More

Immigration as a System
Posted on 6 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doris Meissner, Ruth Ellen Wasem, MPI, Oct. 2021 "In response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from a patchwork of agencies charged to varying degrees with counterterrorism and broader responsibilities... Read More

Expert: Threading "Thick" Immigration Reform Package Through Reconciliation's "Very Small Legislative Needle"
Posted on 14 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haris Alic, Washington Times, Sept. 14, 2021 "Even if Democrats win [Senate Parliamentarian] Ms. MacDonough ‘s approval for the procedural questions, they’ll still have a hard time maintaining unity in their ranks over the policy, said... Read More

Dreamers And Legal Immigration Changes Highlight New House Bill
Posted on 13 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Sept. 13, 2021 "A new House bill could provide green card relief for thousands of individuals and families waiting years in backlogs and grant legal status to millions of immigrants living in the United States without legal... Read More

Two Immigration Lawyers Reflect on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Posted on 11 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Sept. 11, 2021 "It is hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in DC and into a field in Pennsylvania instead of Capitol... 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

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by State Net

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office... Read More

Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Willamette University - College of Law Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, p. 1673, 2011 "This Article questions the experimental value of state immigration laws. Analyzing the Supreme Court’s major decisions... Read More

Arcing Toward Immigration Justice: 'Illegals' No More
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" All of us at times become dispirited. As I've viewed immigration over the last 40 years, passionate advocates have come and gone, fortunate foreign citizens have been granted green cards and then naturalized; but the harshness and hard-heartedness... Read More

New Poll: Iowa Republican Likely Caucus-Goers Support Immigration Reform
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Partnership for a New American Economy announces a new poll showing that the Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers, more than 80% of whom self-identify as conservative or very conservative, support legal immigration reform and rank illegal... Read More

Expert: Congress Needs 'Courage' to Renew Immigration Reform Process
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Oct. 3, 2016 - "The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 but the bill died in the House of Representatives. Hopefully the next Congress will have the courage to restart that process," said Stephen... Read More

Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" “Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” is a first-ever comparative study of the immigration reforms other countries employ to boost their economies and lure the high and low-skilled... Read More

Half a Loaf Immigration Reform
Posted on 12 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The contours of a deal on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are taking shape. An underclass will be created of undocumented people who will be given no path to citizenship. ... So for now, Democrats reluctantly shed crocodile tears over CIR... Read More