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Unless You’re an American Citizen, Legal Marijuana is Not For You

Ann Marie Awad, Colorado Public Radio, Feb. 12, 2018 - "Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance. Normally, this hasn’t been a tricky distinction...

From School Suspension to Immigration Detention

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Feb. 11, 2018 - "The path from school to immigration detention usually goes like this: A teenager, often recently resettled in the United States, gets into some sort of trouble at school. Sometimes, as in Dennis’s case, a fight triggers a criminal charge —...

The Try Guys Try Immigrating To America

The Try Guys, Oct. 7, 2017 - "The Try Guys take on the immigration system and find out how hard it really is to become a US citizen." [Featuring my friend and mentor, UCLA Law Prof. Hiroshi Motomura !]

The Prosecutor's Role in the Current Immigration Landscape

Hillary Blout, Rose Cahn, and Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Criminal Justice magazine, Winter 2018 - "The United States Supreme Court has held that criminal defense counsel is constitutionally obligated to advise noncitizen defendants about the immigration consequences of guilty pleas and to defend against...

Expert: Trump Misleads on MS-13, Immigration

Louis Jacobson, Politifact, Feb. 26, 2018 - "Speaking at the conservative CPAC conference in Washington, President Donald Trump took a hard line on immigration and again used the deadly Central American gang MS-13 as an example. MS-13 members, he said, "are animals, they cut people. They cut...

Bond Victory in San Francisco: Liborio Ramos v. Sessions

Pangea Legal, Mar. 15, 2018 - "On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Pangea client, Floricel Liborio Ramos, was freed from immigration detention after substantial litigation , multiple appeals, and requests for her release. Today, on her first day free after 11 months, Floricel came out to speak in gratitude...

As Congress Slumbers, Trump and Sessions Try to Slow Legal Immigration - MPI Policy Beat

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 22, 2018 - "With most public attention around immigration focused on the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, the scope of a series of actions restricting legal entry to the country has gone largely...

Workers’ Compensation and the Future: The Macro Versus the Micro View

By Deborah G. Kohl, Esq., Fall River, MA Over the past several weeks, practitioners in the field have been discussing what the workers’ compensation should or might look like in the future. For example, at one conference, an interesting discussion took place regarding what we as lawyers, judges...

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

Anna Flagg, The Marshall Project, Mar. 30, 2018 - " The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else."

Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues

Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues - Mar. 28, 2018

California Post Bulletin to Executives of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies re Immigration

California Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement, Mar. 28, 2018 - "This bulletin provides guidance to law enforcement agencies regarding Senate Bill 54, effective January 4, 2018 (Sen. Bill No. 54 (2017-2018 Reg. Sess.)). SB 54 makes significant changes to California’s Transparency...

Free Immigration Options Screening Tool: www.immi.org

www.immi.org - "Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations...

Eliminating NAFTA and Its Immigration Provisions Will Cost U.S. Consumers, Investment and Jobs: NFAP

Stuart Anderson, NFAP, Apr. 4, 2018 - "If the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were to end, then its immigration provisions would be eliminated as well, costing Americans jobs, investment and health care services provided by NAFTA visa holders, according to a new analysis by the National...

Judge: Sessions Can’t Tie Grant Money to Immigration

Nathan Solis, CNS, Apr. 12, 2018 - "A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions. Los Angeles officials...

Judiciary Dems Blast Sessions for 'Systematically Deconstructing' Due Process for Immigrants

"We write to express our profound objection to actions taken by the Department of Justice to undermine central elements of due process and fairness in our immigration system. By imposing numeric quotas upon immigration judges and now attempting to terminate the longstanding Legal Orientation Program...

CA7 Upholds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Against Sessions - City of Chicago v. Sessions

City of Chicago v. Sessions - "This appeal is from the grant of a preliminary injunction in favor of the City of Chicago (the “City”) and against Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the Attorney General of the United States, enjoining the enforcement of two conditions imposed upon recipients...

Discover Our Model: The Critical Need for School-Based Immigration Legal Services

Prerna Lal, Apr. 29, 2018 - "The California Law Review at the University of California, Berkeley has finally published my law review article, co-written with Mindy Phillips , about the path-breaking school-based legal services program that we built in our respective positions. The article can be...

Promoting Access to Justice for Immigrant and LEP Crime Victims in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement – Report

NIWAP, American University, Washington College of Law, May 3, 2018 - "This report presents the results of a national survey conducted during October and November 2017 among judges, police, prosecutors, advocates and attorneys documenting whether and the extent to which increased immigration enforcement...

A Look Behind the Curtain at V. Stuart Couch, the Immigration Judge at the Heart of Matter of A-B-

Bryan Johnson, Apr. 20, 2018 - FOIA results: evidence of Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch’s shocking prejudgment of all domestic violence asylum claims "At the bottom, readers will find the all of the decisions of Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch that resulted in BIA remands for the Fiscal...

Assembly Line Injustice: How the Implementation of Immigration Case Completion Quotas will Eviscerate Due Process - Sophia Genovese

Sophia Genovese, May 7, 2018 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review, under the direction of the Department of Justice, announced last year that it had reopened the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) to include case completion quotas...

USCIS, DOJ Join Forces on Immigration - MOU (May 11, 2018)(UPDATED)

USCIS, May 11, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF, 2.00 MB) that expands their collaboration to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign...

Fact-Checking Trump on Immigration

Eugene Kiely and D'Angelo Gore, May 30, 2018 - "The claim: “Think of it, a lottery. You pick people. Now, let me ask you. So these countries that are sending people in — do you think they are sending us their finest?” The facts: Trump is again distorting the Diversity Immigrant...

Meet the Experts!

Are you attending the AILA Conference in San Francisco? Please Join Lexis® at the 2018 AILA Annual Meeting, June 13 -16, Exhibit Hall Booth 401 See a demonstrations of Lexis® Advance and the Lexis® Immigration Practice Center. Meet the authors of Immigration Law and Procedure...

What the Bible Really Says About Immigration Policy

Their feelings hurt because many religious denominations and leaders (Franklin Graham!) have denounced family separations at the border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are pushing back , citing an infamous Bible passage . In 2010 Bruce and Judy...

Colorado Gov. Signs Executive Order Limiting Use of State Resources to Separate Immigrant Parents, Children

Gov. John Hickenlooper, June 18, 2018 - "Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order, in response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, that keeps Colorado from using state resources to separate children from their parents or legal guardians on the sole ground...