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TX Ct. Crim. App. Extends Padilla Coverage: Ex Parte Aguilar

Ex Parte Aguilar, Sept. 20, 2017 - "[W]hen a conviction automatically triggers a loss of status which, in turn, renders a defendant presumptively removable, Padilla applies. ... [P]lea counsel negotiated a plea agreement for a state-jail felony and incorrectly advised Aguilar that the plea would...

Experts: Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Could Be Key Vote on Immigration Cases

UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice Stephen W. Yale-Loehr share their thoughts on how Justice Neil Gorsuch's views could affect two big immigration cases now pending at the Supreme Court, Sessions v. Dimaya (to be argued Monday...

White House Sets Immigration Reform Markers (Updated; Annotated)

On October 8, 2017 the White House released several documents related to immigration, including: Immigration Principles and Policies Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities, Executive Summary Securing the Border by Deterring and Swiftly Removing Illegal Entrants Enforce Immigration...

David Isaacson on the SUCCEED Act

David Isaacson, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Following the Trump Administration’s decision in September to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program , President Trump suggested in a Tweet that Congress should “legalize DACA” within the next six months . There have been...

Expert Jan Pederson: Immigrants Could Ease Growing Psychiatrist Shortage

Laura D. Francis, BNA, Oct. 19, 2017 - "More than 60 percent of U.S. counties, including 80 percent of rural counties, don’t have a single psychiatrist, according to a report from New American Economy provided exclusively to Bloomberg Law. In those rural counties, 590 psychiatrists serve more...

Expert: Texas Abortion Case Raised Constitutional 'Gray Area' in Immigration Law

Politico, Oct. 24, 2017 - "A federal appeals court has ruled that an undocumented pregnant minor being held in a federally-funded shelter in Texas can receive an abortion. ... If the teen had been in the United States for a long time or had come in legally, her right to an abortion would be harder...

Will White House Immigration Wish List Tank Emerging DREAMer Momentum in Congress?

Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, and Sarah Pierce, MPI, Oct. 19, 2017 - "Will the Trump administration’s lengthy wish list of restrictive immigration proposals sent to Congress earlier this month upset growing bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill to provide protection to unauthorized immigrants...

Expert: Diversity Visa Controversy Calls into Question All Immigration Quotas

Sintia Radu, U.S. News, Nov. 10, 2017 - ""What is the right amount and the right type of immigration for the Unites States?" asks Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University . ... [I]t is difficult to assess the impact of the visa lottery on low-skill immigration...

Cleveland Fed President: USA Needs More Immigration to Save Economy

Jeff Cox, CNBC, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The U.S. economy faces higher deficits, reduced government benefits and near-zero interest rates unless policymakers act aggressively, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Thursday. In a speech to the Cato Institute in Washington, Mester painted a bleak...