Immigration Law

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Judicial Illiberalism: How Captured Courts Are Entrenching Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, July 1, 2022 "When President Joe Biden took the oath of office, expectations ran high for major changes in immigration policy. While Biden’s predecessor had implemented the most far-reaching anti-immigration program in... Read More

Building Immigration Policy Back Better: Prof. Anil Kalhan
Posted on 23 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, Dec. 2020 "... Experts have provided detailed recommendations for specific actions that the next administration should take across different areas of immigration policy, and many of those recommendations can and should be swiftly... Read More

Anil Kalhan: Trump's New Immigration Ban Is Potentially More Dangerous, and More Legally Vulnerable, Than You Might Think
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 30, 2020 "When faced with criticism for his responses to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has reacted almost reflexively by touting his administration’s immigration restrictions as the centerpiece of its efforts... Read More

Anil Kalhan on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 23, 2020 "If you feel like you saw a version of this movie in 2017, you're not imagining things. ... " Read More

Prof. Anil Kalhan on United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence
Posted on 30 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, June 27, 2016 - " [B]y affirming the legally flawed and deeply politicized lower court decisions blocking the Obama administration’s immigration initiatives — the substance of which I have previously discussed in several... Read More

Immigration Surveillance - Anil Kalhan
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In recent years, immigration enforcement levels have soared, yielding a widely noted increase in the number of noncitizens removed from the United States. Less visible, however, has been an attendant sea change in the underlying nature of immigration... Read More

Prof. Anil Kalhan on U.S. v. Texas
Posted on 21 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan (Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law), has written two fascinating and important pieces on the immigration case now pending at the Supreme Court: Ending Judicial Truthiness on Immigration - "When the Supreme Court... Read More

Why 'Lawful Presence' is a Red Herring in USA v. Texas - Prof. Anil Kalhan
Posted on 15 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, Feb. 12, 2016 - "[T]here is only the illusion of a substantive problem here, because as a matter of law, “unlawful presence” simply does not carry the meaning that Judge Smith [and] the plaintiffs ... ascribe to it... Read More

Is Judge Hanen’s Smackdown of Executive Action on Immigration “Narrowly Crafted”? - Anil Kalhan
Posted on 22 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[L]et’s not be under any illusions: Judge Hanen’s opinion is remarkably sweeping in its tenor and its potential significance — and ultimately does not turn on any sort of distinction between the exercise of prosecutorial discretion... Read More

Deferred Action, Supervised Enforcement Discretion, and the Litigation Over Administrative Action on Immigration: Anil Kalhan
Posted on 19 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this Article, I analyze the decision enjoining the Obama administration’s November 2014 immigration actions by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, which highlights an erosion of the conventional lines between litigation, adjudication, and... Read More

Immigration Policing and Federalism Through the Lens of Technology, Surveillance, and Privacy
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With the deployment of technology, federal programs to enlist state and local police assistance with immigration enforcement are undergoing a sea change. For example, even as it forcefully has urged invalidation of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 and... Read More

Access to Counsel and the Political Geography of Immigration Detention - Rendition Into the Archipelago
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Among the more striking comments at the event convened last week in New Orleans by Human Rights First, Dialogues on Detention: Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform for Immigration Detention , were those by Louisiana State University Law School Professor... Read More

Executive Action on Immigration and the Judicial Artifice of “Lawful Presence” - Anil Kalhan
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In legal terms, Judge Smith’s strikingly casual reasoning about “lawful presence” lacks precision and ultimately makes very little sense." - Anil Kalhan, June 3, 2015 . - Prof. Anil Kalhan Read More

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Anil Kalhan Dissects Judge Hanen's Order
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

If you want to understand Judge Hanen's 123-page train wreck of a decision, this article by Prof. Anil Kalhan is an excellent starting point. Read More