Ben Taub, New Yorker, Jan. 20, 2020
"The project of government relies on nonpolitical career officials following orders, and executing them well. On December 4th, some two dozen federal employees from the F.B.I., the D.H.S., the State Department...
ACLU, Jan. 15, 2020
"U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw on Tuesday granted the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties’ (ACLUF-SDIC) motions for class certification and a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit, Doe v. Wolf...
HIAS, Inc. v. Trump
"Plaintiffs have demonstrated to the Court's satisfaction, based on statutory text and structure, purpose, legislative history, judicial holdings, executive practice, the existence of a serious constitutional concern over...
University of California Press
"Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip G. Schrag
About the Book
“I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the...
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2020
"Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday. ... It wasn’t...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 21, 2019
"I authored a letter that was published in the New York Times on January 15, 1993, under the heading “A Vital Distinction.” My letter pointed to “a public failure to differentiate between immigrants...
David Isaacson, Nov. 27, 2019
"The subject of safe third country agreements, or as the U.S. government has begun calling them “Asylum Cooperation Agreements”, has been in the news lately in both the United States and Canada. The U.S...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Presidential Documents
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality...
White House, Nov. 1, 2019
"MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Oct. 1, 2019
"Donald Trump’s new executive order appears designed to give veto power over resettling refugees to people who don’t like refugees and elected officials willing to play on those fears. What are...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Executive Order 13888 of September 26, 2019 Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement
Deirdre Shesgreen and Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY, Sept. 26, 2019
"The Trump administration said Thursday it will reduce the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States to a historic low – permitting no more than 18,000...
White House, Sept. 26, 2019
[NOTE: This is a developing story. Expect significant pushback from all quarters, including national security experts.]
On September 25, 2019 President Trump issued two Presidential Proclamations:
Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Threaten Venezuela’s Democratic Institutions
Proclamation on the Suspension of...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Sept. 16, 2019
"It seems perversely appropriate that it was on 9/11 that the Supreme Court removed the legal barrier to the Trump Administration’s most recent deadly attack on the right to asylum in this country. I continue...