Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Here’s how to handle Central American migrants — like the Cuban rafters and Soviet Jews before them
Posted on 13 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Roberto Suro, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Feb. 13, 2019 "The United States has a long history of responding to migration emergencies with legislative remedies crafted for specific situations. Sometimes, the intent has been to open doors, at other... Read More

Roberto Suro: Let States Participate in Immigration Reform
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Roberto Suro, Sept. 16, 2015 - "The decrepitude of the federal immigration system makes it necessary for states to go their own way. Across the West, crops rotted for the second summer in a row this year because of a weekslong shutdown of visa processing... Read More

Wanted: New 'Birds of Passage'
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" We divide newcomers into two categories: legal or illegal, good or bad. We hail them as Americans in the making, or brand them as aliens fit for deportation. That framework has contributed mightily to our broken immigration system and the long... Read More

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great... Read More

No Papers? It's the Kids Who Suffer (Op-Ed)
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground... Read More

States' Welcoming Policies Can Mitigate Harsh Federal Immigration Laws: Roberto Suro
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In California Dreaming: The New Dynamism in Immigration Federalism and Opportunities for Inclusion on a Variegated Landscape , USC Professor Roberto Suro concludes: "When all of the policies described in this section are applied together as is the... Read More