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Advance Copy of DOJ Final Rule: Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This rule revises the Department of Justice’s (Department’s) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices...

The Ethical Role of Immigration Lawyers During the Trump Regime - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 19, 2016 - "... The role of the immigration lawyer has become ever more important since Trump winning the election, and the prospects for increased immigration enforcement after January 20, 2017 when Trump is President. While Trump has softened some of his harsh rhetoric since...

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

EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination | On November 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance for employers on national origin discrimination, as well as a question-and-answer guide and fact sheet for small businesses. The guidance, which...

Cyrus Mehta's Top Ten Posts for 2016

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 30, 2016 - "Thank you for reading and supporting The Insightful Immigration Blog. Listed below are the top 10 most viewed blogs in 2016. While these are the 10 most viewed blogs, each blog is a carefully crafted gem, and we invite you to read all of them. In 2016, we covered a...

Expert: Immigration 'Battleship of Bureaucracy' May Stymie Trump

Scott Glover, CNN, Jan. 4, 2017 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr , who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School, agreed that Trump would be able to have meaningful impact during the first year of his presidency, but not to the extent suggested during the campaign. "On the campaign trail things are...

Reuters Exclusive: Trump Team Seeks Records on Border Barriers, Surveillance, More

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Jan. 4, 2017 - "In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction. The team also...

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...

Arizona’s Classification of Noncitizens in Denying Drivers’ Licenses Federally Preempted

Affirming the district court's summary judgment and permanent injunction order, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on February 2, 2017, that the federal government’s exclusive authority to classify noncitizens under the Immigration and Nationality Act preempted an...