Immigration Law

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Strategies for a Future Immigration System: Webinar, June 9, 2021
Posted on 8 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Documented Talks: "Immigration Matters," Strategies for a Future Immigration System "How do we build a more humane immigration system in the U.S.? In their new book, "Immigration Matters: Movements, Visions, and Strategies for a... Read More

Unpub. Watch!
Posted on 8 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

I try to scour the Circuits for published immigration cases every day, but I rarely look at the unpublished cases. If you find good unpublished cases, please send them my way via email to dan at cenizo dot com. Thank you! Dan Kowalski Read More

Slowing U.S. Population Growth Could Prompt New Pressure for Immigration Reform
Posted on 3 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Randy Capps, May 26, 2021 "The 2020 decennial census revealed a near-record decline in U.S. population growth over the last decade. Between 2010 and 2020 the population grew just 7.4 percent—the second-lowest rate of... Read More

Rethinking the U.S. Legal Immigration System: A Policy Road Map
Posted on 3 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Julia Gelatt and Doris Meissner, May 2021 "The U.S. legal immigration system, built on a scaffolding first established in 1952 and last significantly updated by Congress in 1990, is profoundly misaligned with demographic and other... 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

Immigration Nerds Talk with Steve Yale-Loehr About his 35 Years in Immigration Law
Posted on 22 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erikson Immigration Group, May 2021 "In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Steve Yale-Loehr , the co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 21-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law . Over his 35-year career... Read More

The Racist Roots of the Anti-Immigration Tanton Network
Posted on 14 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mario H. Lopez, May 14, 2021 "In early April the Center for Immigration Studies—one of America’s principal anti-immigration groups—suggested using American taxpayer dollars to promote “family planning” in Central America... Read More

Over 8,000 MPP Cases Transferred Into U.S. Under Biden
Posted on 11 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, May 11, 2021 "As of the end of April 2021, a total of 8,387 individuals formerly forced to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have been able to enter the United States since President Biden ended this Trump-era... Read More

DOJ's Contradictory Positions on MS-13 and "Political Opinion"
Posted on 29 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Apr. 29, 2021 "In a recent blog post , I discussed the difficulty in establishing asylum based on a political opinion expressed against MS-13. In the specific case discussed, the Board of Immigration Appeals reversed the Immigration... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on Biden's Immigration Bill
Posted on 5 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beware the Employer Risks Nesting in President Biden’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Angelo A. Paparelli and Tieranny L. Cutler, Mar. 31, 2021 "At the urging of President Biden, two members of Congress – Senator Robert Menendez... Read More

Border Déjà Vu: Biden Confronts Similar Challenges as His Predecessors
Posted on 1 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, MPI Policy Beat, Apr. 1, 2021 "President Joe Biden’s administration is facing a burgeoning crisis as projected record-breaking numbers of foreign-born children arrive at the U.S. southern border seeking... Read More

Overcoming Polarization: How to Talk with Immigration Opponents
Posted on 30 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ayumi Berstein, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Mar. 30, 2021 "Immigration has never been more polarized. But it wasn’t always that way. In 2005 , Republicans and Democrats were only about five percentage points apart in their views on immigration... Read More

Expert: Pending Supreme Court Immigration Cases Stem from Obama Administration
Posted on 12 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fritze, USA Today, Mar. 12, 2021 "Less than two months after President Donald Trump left office immigration has fizzled as an issue at the Supreme Court, with major disputes that became conservative rallying cries largely vanishing from the... Read More

Lecture: Crossing Borders
Posted on 8 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Episode 3 of Speak Now, a Series on Political Polarization Friday, March 19, 2021, 4:30pm EDT REGISTER NOW "Months after the 2020 election, this country feels more divided than ever. Today’s youth have only ever experienced... Read More

Immigration is Not a Security Threat: Expert
Posted on 4 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Neumann, Mar. 4, 2021 The author is a senior advisor to the National Immigration Forum on national security matters and a former DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention during the Trump administration.  "... Read More