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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...

Expert: Grassley/Cissna Letters "Exhibit an Overall Anti-Immigrant View"

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, May 23, 2017 - "Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and...

Expert: Courts Will Be Very Busy With Immigration Cases

Ben Remaly, NBC News, May 30, 2017 - "The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is criticizing the appointment of a Citizenship and Immigration Services ombudsman who previously worked for a group that supports immigration restrictions as "offensive, insensitive and malicious". The caucus has...

Expert: New Visa Questionnaire May Be Travel Ban 'Lite'

Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, June 1, 2017 - "Travelers wishing to visit the United States can now be asked for their social media handles and email addresses going back five years, a new U.S. government request that's alarmed privacy advocates but which the Trump Administration says could help...

Expert: H-1B Compliance Reviews, Site Visits Likely to Increase

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, June 1, 2017 - "The USCIS will continue the increased site visits to see that employers comply with H-1B rules, Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School , told Bloomberg BNA May 31. Unannounced site visits also are part of...

Expert: Trump's Tweets Undermine His Travel Ban Case

Tessa Berenson, Time Magazine, June 5, 2017 - "President Trump unleashed a spasm of tweets Monday morning intended to defend his travel ban, but instead they may have undermined it as it faces legal challenges. In his latest tweets, Trump referred to his revised immigration executive order as “the...

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas. They put a gun to his head. They attacked him...

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Suffers 'One-Two Punch'

Maura Dolan and Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2017 - "Another federal appeals court refused on Monday to lift a hold on President Trump’s travel ban, ruling that it lacked justification and violated a federal immigration law that prohibits discrimination based on nationality....

Make America Great Again: Admit More Refugees to the U.S.

Stephen Yale-Loehr and Aaron El Sabrout, June 20, 2017 - "Today is World Refugee Day , a day to commemorate the strength, perseverance, and courage of displaced people around the world. Over 65 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced from their homes, the highest number since World War II...

Expert: SC Travel Ban Ruling Likely to Trigger Confusion, More Litigation (Law360)

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 26, 2017 - "With the U.S. Supreme Court allowing President Donald Trump’s travel ban to be enforced against people who don’t have a clear link to the U.S., the question now becomes what exactly will qualify as a "bona fide relationship,” with...

Expert: Clarification Needed on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 27, 2017 - "In agreeing to hear two cases on President Trump’s travel ban, the court introduced a new phrase to the fraught discussion of refugees and Muslim immigrants: “bona fide relationship.” Those who can show a “bona fide relationship”...

Expert: State Department Definition of 'Close Family' for Travel Ban is Too Narrow

Carol Morello, Washington Post, June 29, 2017 - "Visitors from six predominantly Muslim nations will not be granted visas unless they have a very close family tie to someone already in the United States or an entity like a workplace or university, under new guidelines the State Department said become...

Expert Predicts More Litigation Over Trump Travel Ban 2.0

Laura Jarrett and Elise Labott, CNN, June 30, 2017 - "After months of winding through the courts, the so-called "watered-down," revised version of President Donald Trump's fiercely litigated travel ban finally went into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. Less than an hour before the ban...

Expert: Immigration Enforcement Targets 'Low-Hanging Fruit' Under Trump

John Bacon, USA Today, Aug. 1, 2017 - "An Ohio mother of four who has lived in the U.S. for 17 years faced deportation Tuesday, nine days after a routine traffic stop that led authorities to discover her undocumented status. Beatriz Morelos Casillas, 37, her husband and their children live in Painesville...

Expert: GOP Immigration Bill Will 'Be Very Hard to Get Through Congress'

David J. Lynch, Financial Times, Aug. 2, 2017 - "Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed legislation that would dramatically reshape legal immigration to the US, slashing annual admissions in half and prioritising education and skills rather than family ties in deciding who can enter the country. ...

Expert: DACA Lawsuits Face Long Odds

Tal Kopan, CNN, Sept. 6, 2017 - "Conservative states may have boxed President Donald Trump into announcing an end for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- but Democratic state attorneys general are already fighting back. A coalition of 16 Democratic and nonpartisan state attorneys...

Expert: Challenging Trump's DACA Rescission a 'Tough Battle' in Courts

Sean Illing, Vox, Sept. 8, 2017 - Stephen Yale-Loehr, law professor, Cornell University : "I think legal challenges to the DACA program’s rescission face a tough battle in the courts, for several reasons. First, courts are generally more deferential to immigration actions by the executive...

Video: Immigration and Executive Power (Cornell Law School Panel, Sept. 8, 2017)

Link to video - Cornell Law School, Sept. 8, 2017. Moderated by Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr . "The panelists were three eminent constitutional scholars: Michael Dorf from Cornell, Ilya Somin from George Mason, and Eric Posner from the University of Chicago. The panel discussed both the travel ban...

Expert: GOP 'Solutions' Will Make Our Immigration Problems Worse

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr and Aaron El Sabrout, USA Today, Sept. 14, 2014 - "The U.S. immigration system is at an important crossroads. The Trump administration recently announced that in sixDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which temporarily protects some 800,000 undocumented...

Expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr Unpacks Travel Ban 3.0

John Surico, VICE, Sept. 25, 2017 - "To make sense of the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is travel policy under Donald Trump, VICE reached out to Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration law professor at the Cornell Law School and renowned expert on the topic. Here's what he had to say....

Experts: Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Could Be Key Vote on Immigration Cases

UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice Stephen W. Yale-Loehr share their thoughts on how Justice Neil Gorsuch's views could affect two big immigration cases now pending at the Supreme Court, Sessions v. Dimaya (to be argued Monday...

Is Extended STEM OPT in Danger?

Laura D. Francis, BNA, Oct. 10, 2017 - "The “next target” of the Trump administration’s changes to the immigration system may be a work program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges and universities, Stuart Anderson of the National Foundation for American Policy said Oct. 10....