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Expert: Trump Travel Ban Needs Adjusting

Greg Stohr, David Voreacos, Bloomberg News, Feb. 11, 2017 - "President Donald Trump could solve the most glaring problem a federal appeals court found with his travel ban by explicitly saying it doesn’t cover immigrants who already have a permanent right to live in the U.S. But that wouldn’t...

Legomsky and Yale-Loehr File Amicus Brief in Jennings v. Rodriguez

Cornell law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr writes: "Steve Legomsky and I signed the attached amicus brief in Jennings v. Rodriguez , the immigration detention bond case now pending before the Supreme Court. An excellent team at Ropes & Gray did a great job drafting the brief for us. It was obvious...

Expert: Draft Trump Executive Order Tightening H-1B Rules Sends Wrong Signal

Julie McCarthy, NPR, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Congress and the White House have targeted what is arguably the most coveted of U.S. visas: the H-1B. It's "a kind of temporary work visa that allows professionals from other countries to work in the United States for a designated U.S. employer,"...

Expert: Immigration Courts Are Different

CNN, Feb. 21, 2017 - "[D]espite DHS' assurances that their increased enforcement does not affect DACA recipients, the community remains concerned that everyone is a target. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr , a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School, further explained because that...

Expert: Vetting of Refugees, Immigrants a 'Balancing Act'

Rebecca Shabad, CBS News, Feb. 27, 2017 - "As the Trump administration readies a new “extreme vetting” executive order that is expected to ban people from certain countries in order to give agencies time to review U.S. vetting procedures, many experts and former officials argue that...

How Would 'Merit-Based' Systems Change US Immigration?

David Iaconangelo, CSM, Mar. 2, 2017 - "Points-based systems, as the models are generally known, seek to determine how useful a prospective immigrant is for the national economy, with points assigned to factors like education, profession, and linguistic proficiency. Family connections often help...

Experts: Constitutionality of Trump's Expedited Removal Expansion Will Be Litigated "For Years"

David G. Savage, L.A. Times, Mar. 3, 2017 - "The Trump administration’s plan for putting hundreds of thousands of recent migrants in the country illegally onto a fast track for deportation is likely to trigger the next major legal battle over immigration enforcement. ... One part of that effort...

Expert: Trump's Immigration Sweeps Target 'Low-Hanging Fruit'

Vivian Yee, New York Times, Mar. 4, 2017 - "People who have been ordered deported and who are still here are the low-hanging fruit,” said Stephen Yale­-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University . “Trump has said he has wanted to deport more people. The easiest way...

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty - Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr Mar. 7, 2017 We planned to write a blog about the revised travel ban Executive Order as soon as it came out. That the revised order was delayed for several weeks until March 6 highlights the uncertainty...

Free LexisNexis Webinar: The Impact of President Trump's Immigration Executive Orders on Employers and Employees (Mar. 16, 2017)

Register HERE Start Date:3/16/2017 Start Time:2 – 3:35 P.M. ET Duration:95 minutes Earn:1.5 CLE Credits The vital, complex and controversial U.S. immigration system just became more controversial in the wake of President Trump’s three executive orders. Lawyers are scrambling, courts...

Expert: Will Congress Give USCIS Enough Authority to Run a 'Points' System?

Trump's push for 'merit-based' immigration may not deliver the benefits he expects - Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 13, 2017 - "President Trump wants to reform the immigration system to favor foreigners who have special skills that would contribute to the U.S. economy, breaking from...

Expert: "A leopard cannot change his spots by taking a bath" (Trump Travel Ban Litigation)

Laura Jarrett, CNN, Mar. 17, 2017 - "When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the US back in 2015, he probably didn't imagine those words would come back to haunt him federal court in 2017. Two different federal judges...

Expert: Circuit Shopping May Guide Trump's Travel Ban Litigation Strategy

Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, Mar. 23, 2017 - "The speed with which the administration moved was befitting of the national security crisis the ban purported to address. The administration ultimately lost in court, and since then, it has slowed the pace considerably, putting off a rewrite of the...

Expert: 'Mixed Messages' on DACA from Trump, DHS

Richard Gonzales, NPR, Mar. 25, 2017 - "GONZALES: Trump has vowed to ramp up deportations of unauthorized immigrants. And under a little-noticed provision in one of his executive orders on immigration, the president stripped non-citizens of federal privacy protections. Immigrant advocates worry...

Now More Than Ever, You Need Deep Knowledge...You Need The Treatise!

Deep Knowledge - The Treatise Immigration Law and Procedure is a 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been cited in over 450 federal court decisions in cases from across the U.S. circuit courts of appeals, federal district courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Authors Stephen...

Expert: Gorsuch Could Tip SC Balance Reviewing Trump Travel Ban

AFP, Apr. 7, 2017 - "The US Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Friday, culminating a 13-month fight over the vacancy and rewarding President Donald Trump by bringing a conservative tilt back to the bench. The federal judge from Colorado crossed the finish line in a 54-45 vote, one...

Expert: "Extreme Vetting" Will Cause Delays for University Faculty, Students

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Apr. 12, 2017 - "President Trump has said he wants “extreme vetting” and ideological testing of visa applicants. What will that look like, exactly? As American colleges wait to hear whether accepted applicants will take up their admission offers for...

Expert: Trump H-1B Executive Order an "Overly Simple Solution to a Complex Problem"

L.A. Times, Apr. 20, 2017 - "The order that Trump signed would not make immediate changes in the program, but would set up a longer-term review of how it works. ... Critics noted, however, that Trump was not cutting back on other guest-worker visa categories, such as the H-2B program for low-skilled...

Expert: H-1B Visas Create American Jobs

The Morning Call, Apr. 24, 2017 - "The U.S. caps the number of [H-1B] visas it awards to employers at 65,000, with another 20,000 reserved for foreign professionals who graduate from U.S. colleges with a master's degree or doctorate. The three-year visas can be extended for up to six years....

Expert: DACA Recipients Need to Protect Status

Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic, Apr. 27, 2017 - "President Trump has backed away from his campaign pledges to “immediately terminate” an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t risk of being deported. ...

Expert: Trump, Congress Can Save EB-5 Investor Visa Program

JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ, New York Times, Apr. 27, 2017 - "Lawmakers are discussing the EB­5 program this week as they try to reach a deal on the budget and avert a government shutdown. ... The EB-­5 program, created in 1990, allows foreigners and their immediate relatives to apply for...

Expert: Low-Cost Funds Make EB-5 Attractive to Developers

Eric Lipton, Jesse Drucker, New York Times, May 8, 2017 - "It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president’s extended family: renewal of a program offering permanent...

Expert: ICE 'Sensitive Locations' Label 'Largely Symbolic'

Tim Henderson, Governing, May 10, 2017 - "[A]n ICE policy, held over from the Obama administration, ... discourages raids in what the agency calls “sensitive locations” including churches, hospitals, schools and college campuses, without a supervisor’s approval. While there...

Expert: EB-5 Investor Visa Program Can and Should Be Reformed

NPR, May 10, 2017 - "ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: More now on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law practice at Cornell University . He's a supporter of the EB-5 visa program, although he says Congress ought to make some changes to it. Professor...

Expert: Travel Ban Cases Will End Up at Supreme Court

Laura Jarrett, CNN, May 15, 2017 - "For the second time in President Donald Trump's young administration, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will listen to lawyers battle over the legality of his executive order temporarily blocking foreigners from traveling to the US. ... The 9th Circuit isn't...