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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...

Trump Immigration Crackdown Could Begin on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 19, 2017 - "Trump’s transition team has planned a “very robust few weeks” of executive actions on immigration, energy policy, crime and combating terrorism, Spicer told reporters Wednesday. He said Trump will sign “four or five”...

CIVIC Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Frequent Denial of Visits at Cal. Immigration Jail Since Election

CIVIC, Jan. 18, 2017 - "Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties within the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the people who are currently or were previously detained at the...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2017, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

AAO Vacates NYSDOT ; Announces New NIW Criteria | USCIS’s Administrative Appeals Office has vacated the key case on obtaining a national interest waiver of the requirements to obtain a job offer and labor certification, Matter of New York State Department of Transportation, from 1998. The AAO...

News Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2017, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Obama Administration Ends ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy / On January 12, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy applied to Cuban migrants for more than two decades. Under the longstanding policy, Cuban migrants who were...

Trump Expected to Sign Executive Actions on Immigration Wednesday - Reuters Exclusive

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Jan. 24, 2017 - "U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on...

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States - White House, Jan. 25, 2017

White House, Jan. 25, 2017 - "EXECUTIVE ORDER ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq...

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals - White House (Draft, Unsigned, Undated)

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals - White House (Draft, Unsigned, Undated, may contain typos) PROTECTING THE NATION FROM TERRORIST ATTACKS BY FOREIGN NATIONALS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United...

Four More Leaked Drafts of Executive Orders on Immigration

Matthew Yglesias and Dara Lind, Vox, Jan. 25, 2017 - "On Tuesday, Vox was given six documents that purported to be draft executive orders under consideration by the Trump administration. The source noted that “all of these documents are still going through formal review” in the Executive...

Network Posts FAQ for Community Groups - Immigration Enforcement Executive Actions: Interior Enforcement

Immigrant Justice Network, Jan. 26, 2017 - "On January 25th, 2017, Trump issued two Executive Orders related to interior immigration enforcement policies. Taken together, these new policies are extremely harsh, and install a new deportation and detention enforcement scheme. This advisory is intended...

The News Never Stops - After Your Daily BIBDE Email, Go To The Blog!

For some of you who receive an email recap of www.bibdaily.com postings at 3:00 PM Eastern Time, you may wonder, "Do I have to wait until tomorrow for news that breaks at 3:01?" Answer: No! Just go straight to the blog for the very latest news. I'm updating the site constantly! Here...

Jan. 25, 2017 Executive Orders Relating to Border, Immigration; Official Federal Register Versions

Executive Order 13767 of January 25, 2017 - Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Executive Order 13768 of January 25, 2017 - Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

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...

Will Strong Defensive Tactics Jam Immigration Jails, Clog Immigration Courts? (WSJ)

Recent headlines/stories from the Wall Street Journal: - Mexicans Vow to Fight Trump by Jamming U.S. Courts (Feb. 10, 2017) - Mexican Migrants Signal They Prefer Detention to Deportation (Feb. 12, 2017)

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Releases Report on Trump Executive Orders

HIRC, Feb. 8, 2017 - "The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic released a report today on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the...

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive Order on interior enforcement signed by the President...

DHS Immigration Memos Ratchet Up Border, Interior Enforcement (Feb. 20, 2017; Fact Sheets; Q&As)

Two memos, both dated Feb. 20, 2017 and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly, authorize CBP, ICE and USCIS to significantly increase interior and border enforcement efforts: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies Enforcement of the Immigration...

Trump's Immigration Memos a 'Stress Test' for Democracy - Prof. Peter L. Markowitz

Peter L. Markowitz, Feb. 24, 2017 - "It seems President Trump and his administration have yet to get the hang of this whole constitutional democracy thing. The new immigration enforcement memos issued by the Trump administration this week lay bare not just his disdain for immigrant communities but...

Kowalski Named to 2017 Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board

Law360, Feb. 27, 2017 - "Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 Immigration editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage. The members...

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...

White House 'Enhanced Vetting' Memo to DOJ, DHS, DOS (Mar. 6, 2017)

White House, Mar. 6, 2017 - "The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 06, 2017 Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY...

Lawsuits, Controversy Swirl re Immigration Bonding Company Libre by Nexus

Washington Post, Mar. 9, 2017 - "Nefi Flores had been in an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., for three months when a fellow inmate told him there was a company that could help him get out. Libre by Nexus was barely a year old. But by the time Flores heard of the company in June 2014...

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...

Trump Immigration Raids Enable Domestic Abusers in Denver

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate, Mar. 8, 2017 - "Since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, undocumented immigrants across the United States have been thrown into a state of distress and uncertainty. Five days after taking office, Trump signed an executive order that dramatically expanded immigration enforcement...