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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...

Cyrus v. Tucker: No Contest!

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 27, 2017 - "During his campaign and after he became president, Trump has unfortunately changed the narrative by linking immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, to rapists, murderers, terrorists and job stealers. Trump has exploited the crimes committed by a few immigrants...

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...

Making America 1920 Again? Nativism and US Immigration, Past and Present

Julia G. Young, The Catholic University of America - "This paper surveys the history of nativism in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. It compares a recent surge in nativism with earlier periods, particularly the decades leading up to the 1920s, when nativism directed...

Vermont's Republican Governor Signs Immigration Bill Defying Trump

Rutland Herald, Mar. 29, 2017 - "Republican Gov. Phil Scott, flanked by Democratic Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Democratic lawmakers, signed into law Tuesday a bill [S.79] aimed at curbing the impacts of executive orders signed by President Donald Trump in January. The signing comes just a...

Houston Doctors Dodge Immigration Bullet...For Now

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Mar. 30, 2017 - "On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Pankaj Satija and his wife, both immigrants from India living and working legally in Houston, were abruptly told by immigration officials they had 24 hours to leave the United States. A new policy, they were told, no longer...

Can Sessions Force 'Sanctuary' States, Cities to Kowtow?

On Monday, March 27, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold - and even "claw back" - federal grants to so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions. Legal experts dispute Sessions' authority to do that. Two recent documents from the Congressional Research...

Kris Kobach Ordered to Turn Over Trump Immigration Briefing Document

Politico, Apr. 5, 2017 - "A federal magistrate has ordered one of President Donald Trump's key campaign advisers on immigration to turn over a document he used to brief the president-elect during the transition. Magistrate Judge James O'Hara issued an order Wednesday requiring Kansas Secretary...

New York to Spend $10M on Immigration Legal Services

New York Daily News, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Looking to fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies, the state is set to dedicate $10 million in its emerging new budget for immigrant legal services, the Daily News has learned. The commitment, to be announced by Gov. Cuomo and the eight...

USC Gould Student, Faculty, and Staff Immigrant Legal Advice Project

USC Gould School of Law - " What the Project Does : The Legal Advice Project provides free, confidential legal consultations and referrals to USC students, faculty, and staff who may be at risk of deportation, who are seeking to naturalize, or who have questions regarding their legal status and...

Sessions Issues Criminal Immigration Enforcement Memo to Federal Prosecutors

April 11, 2017, MEMORANDUM FOR ALL FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement

An Open Letter from 1,470 Economists on Immigration

NAE, April 12, 2017 - "As Congress and the Administration debate our immigration laws, 1,470 economists signed a letter to President Trump and Congressional Leadership affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Organized by New American Economy and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American...

These Swimmers Are Challenging Trump’s Immigration Platform

Adam Skolnick, Outside, Apr. 20, 2017 - "When New Zealander Kim Chambers accepted a casual invitation to the Dolphin Club, a group of swimmers and boaters in San Francisco , in 2009, she was still rehabbing from a devastating fall down a staircase that almost cost her right leg . She wasn’t...

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida Roadside Assistance Services Company

DOJ, Apr. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Brickell Financial Services Motor Club, Inc., d/b/a Road America Motor Club, Inc. (Road America), headquartered in Miami, Florida. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation into whether the company violated...