LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
A lawful step for the immigration system

" P resident Obama recently announced a policy to stop deportation of most undocumented immigrants who came here as children and to give them a quasi-status, called deferred action, that can let them work legally. Perhaps 800,000 Dreamers (as these young migrants are known, because they would be...

David Martin: Reading Arizona

"[T]he majority warmly reaffirmed a constitutional doctrine, known as obstacle preemption, that will favor the federal government’s interests in a wide swath of future cases. It also strongly endorsed the primacy of the federal government in immigration control, in the face of a stunningly...

A Misplaced Crusade

"On August 23, 11 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers sued to block the Obama administration's program for granting deferred action to long-time U.S. residents who came here illegally as children. Those who receive deferred action, based on a careful application process, will be shielded...

A Defense of Immigration-Enforcement Discretion: The Legal and Policy Flaws in Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade

By David A. Martin*, Thursday, 20 December 2012 - " This Essay disputes the legal claims set forth in a recent lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a policy of the Department of Homeland Security. The policy gives protection against deportation to unauthorized immigrants who came to the country as children...

Is DACA Illegal? A Dallas Court Says, 'Maybe' (UPDATED)

"A court challenge by federal immigration agents seeking to block President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation initiative will probably succeed, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas today put off his own decision on whether to grant the request for a preliminary...

Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory; Unfounded 'Gang Member' Allegation

Matter of X-, Nov. 15, 2017, unpub . [Hats off to James G. Martin !]

Trump’s Misuse of Barbara Jordan’s Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement on January 17 honoring Barbara Jordan, the former...

Trump's Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement on January 17 honoring Barbara Jordan, the former...