Immigration Law

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Judicial Illiberalism: How Captured Courts Are Entrenching Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, July 1, 2022 "When President Joe Biden took the oath of office, expectations ran high for major changes in immigration policy. While Biden’s predecessor had implemented the most far-reaching anti-immigration program in... Read More

Trump’s anti-immigration policies continue to cost U.S. economy $9 billion a year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Brumley, May 31, 2022 "Trump-era refugee and asylum policies continue to rob the U.S. economy of $9.1 billion annually and deny all levels of American government more than $2 billion per year, according to new academic research. The study... Read More

JAC’s New Litigation Tracker Follows States’ Legal Efforts to Uphold Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Posted on 16 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Mar. 15, 2022 "Justice Action Center (JAC) launched a litigation tracker microsite that follows states’ legal challenges to inclusive federal immigration policies. Since President Biden took office, states like Texas... 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

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

Biden Immigration Team Will Review Hundreds of Trump/Miller Changes
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2021 "Donald J. Trump’s four-year quest to wall the country off from immigrants led his aides to Form N-648: a physician’s declaration that an applicant for naturalized citizenship... Read More

An Essential Tool for Immigration Lawyers, Scholars and Journalists: IPTP
Posted on 10 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Policy Tracking Project "This "TrumpTracker" Immigration Policy Tracking Project catalogues every known Trump-era immigration policy from January 2017 through the end of the administration. Entries describing Trump policies... Read More

The Race to Dismantle Trump's Immigration Policies
Posted on 1 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, Feb. 1, 2021 "Trump transformed immigration through hundreds of quiet measures. Before they can be reversed, they have to be uncovered. ... In 2017, Lucas Guttentag launched a project to track every Trump-era change... Read More

Trump's Final Attacks on Legal Immigration
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box*, Jan. 16, 2021 "Although President Trump is on his way out, his administration has promulgated two new rules that will have a devastating impact on the H-1B visa program and legal immigration. Reissuance of DOL Wage... Read More

Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action
Posted on 23 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David J. Bier, CATO Institute, Dec. 18, 2020 "These 30 deregulatory actions would lessen the costs of America’s outdated immigration laws. The results would be greater freedom and prosperity for both immigrants and Americans who rely on them... Read More

Building Immigration Policy Back Better: Prof. Anil Kalhan
Posted on 23 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Anil Kalhan, Dec. 2020 "... Experts have provided detailed recommendations for specific actions that the next administration should take across different areas of immigration policy, and many of those recommendations can and should be swiftly... Read More

Experts: New Administration Should Eliminate Chaos in Immigration System
Posted on 12 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gunisha Kaur, M.D., and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Nov. 12, 2020 "The 400-plus changes to U.S. immigration law over the past three and a half years have caused substantial confusion among attorneys, medical evaluators, and immigrants. The fact that... Read More

Expert: It May Take Four Years to Dismantle Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 11 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and LexisNexis author Stephen Yale-Loehr is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Associated Press: "Trump has put in place more than 400 executive actions or rules related to immigration, according to Stephen... Read More

100+ Immigration Policy Changes Harming All of Us
Posted on 9 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Oct. 2020 "This report, a collaboration between the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the University of San Francisco, compiles the most egregious policies attacking immigrants and asylum seekers. Listing more than 100 policy changes... Read More