LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Immigration officer forwards racially charged email to Muslim-American lawyer

"Shahid Haque-Hausrath sat down at his computer on the morning of Sept. 28 and, as he does at the start of most work days, began reading his email. In his inbox that morning was an email from the state's top U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement official...

ICE Officer In Montana Relieved Of Duties

"A top Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official who sent an Islamophobic email to a Helena immigration attorney has been relieved of his supervisory duties, according to lawyers involved in the case. Earlier this month, Bruce Norum, the supervisory detention and deportation officer...

Hidden DHS Program Delays Citizenship for Muslims: Report

"Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), the government excludes many applicants from Arab...

Experts: Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal Unconstitutional

New York Times, Dec. 7, 2015 - "Experts on immigration law and policy expressed shock at the proposal Monday afternoon. “This is just so antithetical to the history of the United States,” said Nancy Morawetz, a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law , who specializes...

Expert Yale-Loehr: Trump's Muslim Ban Would Pose 'Novel Questions' for Supreme Court

Associated Press, Dec. 14, 2015 - "There's no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing so. Legal experts are divided over how the high court...

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in St. Louis. The lawsuit — filed by...

Federal Court Stays Trump Muslim Ban

Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2017 - "Judge Ann Donnelly of the US District Court in Brooklyn granted a request from the ACLU to stay deportations of those detained on entry to the United States following President Trump's executive order. After a brief hearing in front of a small audience that...

Justifiable Outrage On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban - Farhad K. Wadia

Farhad K. Wadia, Jan. 30, 2017 - " [Cyrus Mehta's Note: On Friday evening, January 27, 2017, we sent out a notice to our clients relaying the details of President Trump’s executive order blocking the entry of visa-holders, refugees, and LPRs from seven predominantly-Muslim nations, namely...

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty - Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr

Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr Mar. 7, 2017 We planned to write a blog about the revised travel ban Executive Order as soon as it came out. That the revised order was delayed for several weeks until March 6 highlights the uncertainty...

Wa. Attorney General: Revised Travel Ban Still Subject to Injunction

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Mar. 9, 2017 - "In documents filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s previous immigration Executive Order applies to the...

Federal Courts Block Trump Muslim/Travel Ban 2.0

Hawaii TRO here . Maryland TRO here . Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2017 - "A second federal judge issued an injunction Thursday blocking enforcement of one of the critical sections of President Trump’s revised travel ban, using Trump’s own comments against him in deciding...

ABA Slams Trump Muslim/Travel Ban in CA4 Amicus Brief

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, Apr. 20, 2017 - "The American Bar Association has asked the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let stand an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the ABA announced late Wednesday . The association’s amicus brief...

4th Cir. Upholds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban

"The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the Constitution, as the Supreme Court declared in Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2, 120 (1866), remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace.” And if so, whether it protects Plaintiffs’...

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Hurting Foreign Doctors

Negar Mortazavi, June 15, 2017 - "According to the Association of Pakistani Physicians in North America (APPNA), in the past 30 days, the Trump administration has denied visas to almost all Pakistani physicians, applying for visas in Islamabad and Karachi, who have been admitted to medical residency...