Immigration Law

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Mounting Backlogs Undermine U.S. Immigration System and Impede Biden Policy Changes
Posted on 24 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Julia Gelatt, MPI, Feb. 23, 2022 "The Biden administration is seeking to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, expanding protections to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and embarking on a plan to restructure the asylum process... 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

Biden at the One-Year Mark: A Greater Change in Direction on Immigration Than Is Recognized
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Jan. 19, 2022 "While Donald Trump’s presidency is perceived as being the most active on immigration, touching nearly every aspect of the U.S. immigration system, President Joe Biden’s administration... Read More

Olavarria, Moran Leave Biden Immigration Team; PWS Comments
Posted on 9 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Politico West Wing Playbook, Jan. 6, 2022 " ESTHER OLAVARRIA , the deputy assistant to the president for immigration at the Domestic Policy Council and one of the key decision-makers on immigration inside the White House, is retiring, a White House... Read More

Year-End Recap: This Week in Immigration (Podcast)
Posted on 20 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BPC, Dec. 20, 2021 "For this final episode of 2021, we’re looking back at the big inflection points and emerging trends from this past year. Our guests this week are Suzanne Monyak, who covers immigration and Congress at CQ Roll Call, and... Read More

Expert Panel to Discuss Biden's Conflicting Immigration Messages
Posted on 6 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility OCTOBER 6, 2021 - 4:00 - 5:30PM EST During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden set out an ambitious immigration agenda, pledging to end many of the Trump Administration’s brutal policies... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman on Biden Immigration Policy: C-SPAN
Posted on 31 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

C-SPAN, Washington Journal, Aug. 28, 2021 (40-min. video) "Geoffrey Hoffman, the immigration clinic director at the University of Houston Law Center, discussed President Biden ’s immigration policy and the administration’s attempt to... Read More

Biden Taps Prof. Lucas Guttentag to Refocus Immigration Policies
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anita Kumar, Politico, Aug. 2, 2021 "Lucas Guttentag will serve as senior counselor on immigration policy and report to the Department of Justice’s Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. ... Prior to entering the administration, Guttentag served... Read More

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

Over 8,000 MPP Cases Transferred Into U.S. Under Biden
Posted on 11 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, May 11, 2021 "As of the end of April 2021, a total of 8,387 individuals formerly forced to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have been able to enter the United States since President Biden ended this Trump-era... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on Biden's Immigration Bill
Posted on 5 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beware the Employer Risks Nesting in President Biden’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Angelo A. Paparelli and Tieranny L. Cutler, Mar. 31, 2021 "At the urging of President Biden, two members of Congress – Senator Robert Menendez... Read More

Border Déjà Vu: Biden Confronts Similar Challenges as His Predecessors
Posted on 1 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, MPI Policy Beat, Apr. 1, 2021 "President Joe Biden’s administration is facing a burgeoning crisis as projected record-breaking numbers of foreign-born children arrive at the U.S. southern border seeking... Read More

NILC Summary, Key Provisions, U.S. Citizenship Act
Posted on 3 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Feb. 2021 "On February 18, 2021, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.1 The bill, which President Joe Biden... Read More

Legal Snags and Possible Increases in Border Arrivals Complicate Biden’s Immigration Agenda
Posted on 26 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, Feb. 25, 2021 "Though eager to move on from the policies of its predecessor, President Joe Biden’s administration is facing challenges enacting its immigration enforcement agenda, both in the interior... Read More

Experts Comment on Biden Immigration Bill
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. As it moves through Senate and House committees we will see numerous changes and amendments. These three experts have some initial thoughts: Jill Family: Biden’s Immigration... Read More