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LexisNexis Expert: Congress Unlikely to Revamp Immigration Laws in 2015-16

" Stephen Yale-Loehr , a Cornell University law professor and immigration expert ... sees a deep freeze on any further progress. “If I were a betting man, I would say the chances of comprehensive immigration reform being enacted in 2015 or 2016 are almost nil.” Many Republicans would...

LexisNexis Expert Stephen Yale-Loehr on Federal Court Immigration Battles

"The Obama administration promised Tuesday to fight against opposition from both the courts and Congress to keep in place its expansive new programs to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, a key piece of the president's effort to shape his legacy in his final years in office. A federal...

Expert: Only Supreme Court Can Determine Constitutionality of White House Immigration Actions

"What caught our attention was the claim that a federal judge labeled Obama’s action "unconstitutional." Turns out, it is not as simple as that. ... Washington D.C. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell rejected the argument of Schwab and others in December when she threw out a lawsuit...

Q&A With LexisNexis Expert Stephen Yale-Loehr

" Professor Stephen W. Yale-Loehr is one of the nation's pre-eminent authorities on U.S. immigration and asylum law. A prolific scholar, he has written many law review articles and is the author or co-author of four standard reference works. He was editor-in-chief of The Cornell International...

Security Checks Make Immigration to USA Difficult - LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen Yale-Loehr

"Legal experts say that corrupt officials have chosen the United States and Canada as their escape haven because the quality of life is simply better. On Wednesday, Beijing’s anti-graft watchdog released a detailed list of 100 fugitives as a part of its “Sky Net” anti-corruption...

Experts Weigh In on Clinton Immigration Speech

"Seated between “Dreamers” – young people brought to the country illegally as children – for a roundtable discussion at Rancho high school in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton issued the clarion call immigration activists had been waiting for this week. “I will fight for...

Expert Steve Yale-Loehr Downplays Import of CA5 Immigration Ruling

"Pro-immigration reform groups said they were disappointed by the ruling, but not willing to throw in the towel. "The immigration actions will help our economy, our community and our families. Each day this injunction remains in place we all suffer the consequences," said Karen Tumlin...

Legal Immigration Benefits Economy: Expert

" Legal immigration has benefited the economy overall, said Stephen Yale-Loehr , a Cornell University Law School professor who works on immigration and asylum law. A 2011 report from the American Enterprise Institute found that temporary workers, both unskilled and skilled, actually add jobs to...

Court Ruling Won't Fuel More Immigration: Expert

"Immigration experts said they don't think the ruling will drive more immigrants to come to the border. While government lawyers argued that family detention helped deter immigration, the judge said officials didn't provide enough evidence to back up those claims. Stephen Yale-Loehr , a...

7 Immigration-Related Cases That May See High Court Action - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Oct. 14, 2015 -CASES TO WATCH Torres v. Lynch: Appeal from an immigrant who is facing deportation over an attempted-arson conviction in New York. Hernandez v. Mesa: Concerns the killing of a teenage Mexican boy, who was fatally shot by a border patrol agent. Thompson...

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr: Scalia's Absence May Not Affect Immigration Case

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer in Ithaca, N.Y., said the case might have split 5-4 in favor of the states if Scalia remained on the court, which would result in a 4-4 tie without him. A tie vote means there is no Supreme Court precedent, and...

Trump, Clinton and Immigration - Marketplace

Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Sept. 1, 2016 - "Amid the whirlwind coverage of Donald Trump's trip to Mexico and his immigration speech, one thing may be lost: what Hillary Clinton would do. Here’s what Clinton says she would do. Introduce “comprehensive immigration reform” within...

Borders and Ballots: An Expert's View of the Election's Impact on Immigration

Cornell University, Oct. 7, 2016 - Professor Steve Yale-Loehr of the Cornell Law School analyzes the immigration policy positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. [60-minute video.] Professor Yale-Loehr is the co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the 21-Volume "Bible''...

LexisNexis Expert Author: Trump's Immigration Changes May Take Time - Cornell Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

Miriam Valverde, Politifact, Nov. 9, 2016 - "Here’s a recap of Trump’s 10-point immigration plan : 1. Build an "impenetrable physical wall on the southern border" that he says Mexico will pay for. 2. End " catch-and-release ." If anyone is caught illegally crossing...

Q & A: What Can President Trump Really Do About Immigration? (LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen Yale-Loehr)

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 10, 2016 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr is an authority on U.S. immigration and asylum law and an adjunct professor at Cornell University Law School. He was a collaborator on the award-winning book Green Card Stories. Yale-Loehr answered our questions about...

President Trump Will Have 'Wide Discretion' on Immigration - LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Nov. 14, 2016 - "Generally speaking, any president has wide discretion when it comes to enforcing our immigration laws because immigration touches on national sovereignty," said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell Law School and author of a 21-volume treatise,...

An Immigration Giant Passes: Stanley Mailman (1930-2016)

With heavy hearts, the authors, staff and Editorial Boards of all Matthew Bender / LexisNexis immigration publications share this news: Stephen W. Yale-Loehr writes: "Stanley Mailman, a prominent immigration lawyer and former partner at Satterlee, Stephens, Burke & Burke, passed away in his...

LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on Trump, DACA, Immigration Policy

"On immigration, Trump may not get Congress to fund an expensive and extensive wall, but he could do a lot on his own to control who comes into the country, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and an expert on immigration law . With the authority granted to the president on national...

Expert: Immigration 'Battleship of Bureaucracy' May Stymie Trump

Scott Glover, CNN, Jan. 4, 2017 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr , who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School, agreed that Trump would be able to have meaningful impact during the first year of his presidency, but not to the extent suggested during the campaign. "On the campaign trail things are...

Expert: Big Immigration Changes Require Lengthy Rulemaking Processes, Could Trigger Litigation

Reuters, Jan. 12, 2017 - "While Trump could initiate some changes to the visa program with executive action, significant shifts would likely need to go through a lengthy formal rulemaking process, said Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration expert at Cornell Law School. Major changes would likely be...

Expert: Trump Faces Legislative Tests on Immigration

Laura D. Francis, BNA Daily Labor Report, Jan. 30, 2017 - "It’s been virtually impossible to move immigration legislation through Congress in recent years. But some prominent lawmakers are already introducing immigration bills taking aim at two areas of interest to President Donald Trump:...

Expert: Immigration Fight Could Spark New Civil Rights Era

Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Feb. 6, 2017 - "Future decisions by the Trump administration on immigration enforcement could signal the next civil rights movement, a Cornell Law School professor told journalists Friday at an Education Writers Association seminar. “I think 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...

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...

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...