Immigration Law

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Expert: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Deter Anti-Immigrant Zealots
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Gresko, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 1, 2022 "The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory... Read More

Expert: Court Ruling Will Sow Fear
Posted on 28 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Philip Marcelo, Amy Taxin, Associated Press, June 28, 2022 "The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered... Read More

Expert: What to Make of Biden's Defense of Title 42?
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022 "President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of... Read More

Expert: H-1B Reform Is A "Political Conundrum" For Biden
Posted on 20 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rikha Sharma Rani, Politico, Dec. 19, 2021 "[R]eform is going to prove tricky for a president who campaigned as a champion for both workers and immigrants. Because while many pro-labor groups say the program lines the pockets of the likes of Google... Read More

Expert: Biden Can Use Parole Authority to Help Afghans
Posted on 20 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, Aug. 19, 2021 "Despite round-the-clock efforts by the military to evacuate Afghans loyal to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan just days ago, immigration experts say it is unknown how many of... Read More

Expert: DHS' Defense of Trump H-1B Rule May Generate Litigation (Law360)
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Doherty, Law360, Aug. 2, 2021 "DHS' recent defense of another Trump administration rule, modifying the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers to prioritize applicants with more lucrative job offers in the U.S., also caught [Cornell... Read More

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Expert: Biden Immigration Proposal a "Good First Step"
Posted on 1 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, May 31, 2021 "Either by eliminating the barriers imposed by its predecessor or authorizing new regulations that soften procedures and / or requirements, the Joe Biden government has in mind undoing the entirety of the... Read More

Unleashing International Entrepreneurs to Help U.S. Economy Recover from Pandemic
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Berger, Steve Yale-Loehr, Doug Rand, Leon Rodriguez, Lindsay Milliken, Kelli Duehning, Megan Kludt, Jeff Goldman, and Michael Serotte, May 20, 2021 "In 2014, then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson issued a memo... Read More

Expert: Changing ICE Like Steering An Ocean Liner
Posted on 15 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Will Bunch, Philadelphia Enquirer, Feb. 15, 2021 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, a longtime immigration expert who teaches at Cornell Law School , told me this week in an email interview that Biden faces a long road in undoing Trump’s immigration policies... Read More

Tags: Biden , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

REIMAGINING CITIZENSHIP: Prospects for Immigration Reform During the Biden Administration (Online Event, Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12pm EST)
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School "The Biden administration has promised to undo the damage to immigration caused by the Trump administration. But the incoming administration has many competing priorities with which to contend, including the coronavirus pandemic... Read More

Expert: Courts Can Make Biden's Immigration Efforts An "Uphill Battle"
Posted on 26 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Jan. 26, 2021 "In the first legal challenge to the Biden administration’s immigration agenda, a federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a 100-day pause on deportations. The U.S. District Court for the... Read More

Big-Picture, Clean-Slate Immigration Reforms for the Biden-Harris Administration
Posted on 19 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli and Stephen Yale-Loehr Nov. 19, 2020 "As a new administration takes office on January 20, and the tantalizing prospect of enlightened immigration reforms looms on the horizon, an intriguing question has surfaced on Twitter... Read More

Expert: Biden Will "Walk a Tightrope" on Immigration
Posted on 17 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Patrick J. McDonnell, Kate Linthicum, Cecilia Sánchez, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 15, 2020 "Biden will “walk a tightrope on dealing with immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border,” Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at... Read More

Experts: New Administration Should Eliminate Chaos in Immigration System
Posted on 12 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gunisha Kaur, M.D., and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Nov. 12, 2020 "The 400-plus changes to U.S. immigration law over the past three and a half years have caused substantial confusion among attorneys, medical evaluators, and immigrants. The fact that... Read More

Expert: It May Take Four Years to Dismantle Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 11 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and LexisNexis author Stephen Yale-Loehr is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Associated Press: "Trump has put in place more than 400 executive actions or rules related to immigration, according to Stephen... Read More