Immigration Law

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Law Profs to Trump: Keep DACA, It's Legal
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 14, 2017 - "About 100 immigration law professors signed a letter to President Trump arguing “that the executive branch has legal authority to implement” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

Legal Scholars: Obama's Immigration Actions Lawful
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama's decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his... Read More

Law Profs Weigh In on Consular Non-Reviewability Lawsuit: Cardenas v. USA
Posted on 5 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This brief is submitted to help the court understand the origins, nature, and limits of the so-called doctrine of consular non-reviewability. ... The doctrine of consular non-reviewability has never had a cogent justification. To the contrary, Supreme... Read More

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nutshell, DACA recipients who can meet the durational requirement while in DACA status are clearly qualified to receive resident tuition status. It is not federal law that grants them this eligibility, but Georgia law and policy on their face... Read More

Nearly 300 Law Professors: Trump’s Executive Order on “Sanctuary” Cities Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Mar. 13, 2017 - "292 constitutional, immigration, administrative, and international law professors and scholars delivered a letter to President Trump demanding that he rescind section 9(a) of Executive Order 13768 due to its likely violations... Read More

Law Professors Agree: Obama Has Executive Power To Provide Relief To DREAMers
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since the DREAM Act was narrowly defeated in Congress in December 2010, DREAMers around the country have been calling on President Obama to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families. However, the Obama Administration has... Read More

Law Profs Write to Obama on Prosecutorial Discretion
Posted on 4 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As immigration law teachers and scholars, we write to express our position on the scope of executive branch legal authority to issue an immigration directive to protect individuals or groups from deportation. We do not take a formal position on... Read More