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LexisNexis Expert Steve Yale-Loehr on the Fence and the House

"Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., says he opposes an immigration bill working its way through the Senate because it offers "a mere promise of enforcement in the future." For example, the bill’s promised 700 miles of border fencing — it just isn’t going to happen, he argues...

Expert: Immigration a 'Minefield' for Boehner, House Republicans

"With pressure mounting on House Speaker John Boehner to tackle the politically and emotionally charged issue of immigration reform, activists on both sides of the debate are gearing up for a major legislative clash in 2014. ... “It’s a minefield for him,” Stephen Yale-Loehr ,...

Expert: Obama Has a 'Difficult Decision' to Make on Immigration

"Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to push through reform. House Speaker John Boehner feels confident that doing so will tank what little support the President has among Republicans on immigration reform. They're...

Expert: Obama May 'Fine Tune' Immigration Policy by Administrative Action

"Conventional political wisdom suggests that immigration reform in a midterm election year has a snowball's chance in July of getting any traction. But maybe that wisdom isn't so conventional. Some Republicans say they are warily preparing for the possibility that President Barack Obama...

Immigration Plan Won't Include Health Care Benefits

" Stephen W. Yale-Loehr , who teaches immigration law at Cornell, said he believed the president had the legal authority to decide whether the immigrants included in his executive actions qualified for federal health benefits. “Just as the president has broad discretion to decide whether to...

Legal Challenges To Obama's Deportation Relief Are Probably Doomed, Experts Say

"President Barack Obama's planned executive action that would reportedly offer deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants is based on uncontroversial and widely accepted legal foundations, experts said. It won’t be possible to fully assess Obama’s executive action...

Obama on Sound Legal Ground for Executive Action on Immigration: LexisNexis Expert

" [LexisNexis expert author] Stephen Yale-Loehr , who teaches immigration law at Cornell University, said the U.S. Supreme Court agreed two years ago the president does have broad discretion, adding, "On a legal basis, he's on sound ground." " - Houston Chronicle, Nov. 19, 2014...

LexisNexis Expert: Congress Unlikely to Revamp Immigration Laws in 2015-16

" Stephen Yale-Loehr , a Cornell University law professor and immigration expert ... sees a deep freeze on any further progress. “If I were a betting man, I would say the chances of comprehensive immigration reform being enacted in 2015 or 2016 are almost nil.” Many Republicans would...

LexisNexis Expert Stephen Yale-Loehr on Federal Court Immigration Battles

"The Obama administration promised Tuesday to fight against opposition from both the courts and Congress to keep in place its expansive new programs to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, a key piece of the president's effort to shape his legacy in his final years in office. A federal...

Expert: Only Supreme Court Can Determine Constitutionality of White House Immigration Actions

"What caught our attention was the claim that a federal judge labeled Obama’s action "unconstitutional." Turns out, it is not as simple as that. ... Washington D.C. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell rejected the argument of Schwab and others in December when she threw out a lawsuit...

Q&A With LexisNexis Expert Stephen Yale-Loehr

" Professor Stephen W. Yale-Loehr is one of the nation's pre-eminent authorities on U.S. immigration and asylum law. A prolific scholar, he has written many law review articles and is the author or co-author of four standard reference works. He was editor-in-chief of The Cornell International...

Security Checks Make Immigration to USA Difficult - LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen Yale-Loehr

"Legal experts say that corrupt officials have chosen the United States and Canada as their escape haven because the quality of life is simply better. On Wednesday, Beijing’s anti-graft watchdog released a detailed list of 100 fugitives as a part of its “Sky Net” anti-corruption...

Experts Weigh In on Clinton Immigration Speech

"Seated between “Dreamers” – young people brought to the country illegally as children – for a roundtable discussion at Rancho high school in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton issued the clarion call immigration activists had been waiting for this week. “I will fight for...

Expert Steve Yale-Loehr Downplays Import of CA5 Immigration Ruling

"Pro-immigration reform groups said they were disappointed by the ruling, but not willing to throw in the towel. "The immigration actions will help our economy, our community and our families. Each day this injunction remains in place we all suffer the consequences," said Karen Tumlin...

Legal Immigration Benefits Economy: Expert

" Legal immigration has benefited the economy overall, said Stephen Yale-Loehr , a Cornell University Law School professor who works on immigration and asylum law. A 2011 report from the American Enterprise Institute found that temporary workers, both unskilled and skilled, actually add jobs to...

Court Ruling Won't Fuel More Immigration: Expert

"Immigration experts said they don't think the ruling will drive more immigrants to come to the border. While government lawyers argued that family detention helped deter immigration, the judge said officials didn't provide enough evidence to back up those claims. Stephen Yale-Loehr , a...

7 Immigration-Related Cases That May See High Court Action - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Oct. 14, 2015 -CASES TO WATCH Torres v. Lynch: Appeal from an immigrant who is facing deportation over an attempted-arson conviction in New York. Hernandez v. Mesa: Concerns the killing of a teenage Mexican boy, who was fatally shot by a border patrol agent. Thompson...

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr: Scalia's Absence May Not Affect Immigration Case

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer in Ithaca, N.Y., said the case might have split 5-4 in favor of the states if Scalia remained on the court, which would result in a 4-4 tie without him. A tie vote means there is no Supreme Court precedent, and...