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Travel Ban (EO-3) Update: Peter S. Margulies

Dec. 5, 2017 - It's important to understand what yesterday's Supreme Court orders meant. Prof. Peter S. Margulies has these valuable insights: "On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a stay of the Maryland federal district court’s injunction against the Sept. 24 immigration order ...

Business Community Opposes Trump on TPS Terminations

Yuki Noguchi, NPR, Dec. 6, 2017 - "The Trump administration has been eliminating some protections that allow more than 300,000 people to live and work in the U.S. under what is known as Temporary Protected Status. Many could face deportation when their status expires. An estimated 50,000 of them...

The Dream Act Could Bring the Rule of Law Back to Immigration Policy

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend lawful immigration status, via the long-stalled...

Audio of CA4 En Banc Oral Argument, IRAP v. Trump (Dec. 8, 2017)

Audio of CA4 En Banc Oral Argument, IRAP v. Trump (Dec. 8, 2017) En Banc Panel: Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory Judge Paul V. Niemeyer Judge Diana Gribbon Motz Judge William B. Traxler, Jr. Judge Robert B. King Judge Dennis W. Shedd Judge G. Steven Agee Judge Barbara Milano Keenan Judge James A. Wynn...

Expert: 'No Way' Foreign Governments Can Game the Visa System to Send the 'Worst'

Robert Farley, FactCheck.org, Dec. 14, 2017 - "Arguing for a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump offered a muddled, inaccurate and unsubstantiated critique of a program that annually provides visas by lottery to qualified and screened applicants from countries with low immigration...

The Taking: Eminent Domain and The Wall

The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune. Illustrations by Susie Cagle, special to ProPublica...

Cyrus D. Mehta - Calling Out President Trump’s Hoax: The Green Card Lottery and Family Fourth Preference Have No Connection To Terrorism

Cyrus D. Mehta, Dec. 18, 2017 - "Despite the President’s most recent comments , individuals that immigrate to the United States via the Diversity Visa program and family-based petitions are not chosen out of a bin and are certainly not the “worst of the worst.” To the contrary...

Expert: Trump's Dishonest Diversity Visa Lottery Attack

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Dec. 18, 2017 - "President Trump has complained about the media’s use of “fake news” in a variety of contexts. But the President himself is using fake news to mischaracterize the diversity visa program. President Trump recently stated in Florida that...

Trump Earns 'Pants on Fire' Rating for Allegations about Immigrants

Miriam Valverde, Politifact, Dec. 20, 2017 - "President Donald Trump's claims about bad people coming into the United States have expanded to include not just people who get here illegally, but also immigrants who arrive legally after being vetted by the U.S. government. ... The lottery is run...

Ninth Circuit Enjoins Trump Travel Ban 3.0, Stays Injunction Pending Supreme Court Review

Hawaii v. Trump, Dec. 22, 2017 - "For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to...

Federal Court Enjoins Trump's Refugee Ban: Doe v. Trump

The Hill, Dec. 23, 2017 - "A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a ban on certain refugees imposed by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Jewish Family Service on Saturday. The groups had...

Expert: USCIS, Under Trump, Makes H-1B Visas Harder to Get

Shilpa Phadnisi, Times of India, Dec. 25, 2017 - "In further bad news for Indian professionals looking to work in the US, the Department of Homeland Security is readying a proposal that will make getting an H-1B tougher. It is looking to impose stringent restrictions on the H-B petitioners'...

What Did Trump Say About Haitians, Nigerians?

Michael D. Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times, Dec. 23, 2017 - "Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged. Five months before, Mr. Trump had dispatched federal officers to the nation’s airports...

How 4 Key Elements Of Immigration Policy Changed In 2017

Shannon Dooling, WBUR, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The issue of immigration continues to grip the country — and capture headlines — in a year when President Trump's campaign promises turned into policy. We followed how four key elements of immigration policy changed, and how those changes directly...

UCLA Scholars Study the President's Intent on Immigrants

Celeste Gómez, Kimberly Cerón, Oscar Gaytán, Julia Isais, John Hernández, Susan Figueroa, Andy Aguiar, Carolina Armenta, Jennifer Bartelheim, Luís Ceja, Janet Chamu, Nicole Contreras, Fernanda Corral, Diana Adame, Ismael De Anda, Jazmín De La Torre, Victor Dealba...

DHS Weighs Major Change to H-1B Visa Program

FRANCO ORDOÑEZ, McClatchy DC, Dec. 30, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security is considering new regulations that would prevent H-1B visa extensions, according to two U.S. sources briefed on the proposal. The measure potentially could stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from...

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could...

Trump Lumps All Immigrants Together at America's Risk

Prof. Stephen H. Legomsky, Jan. 4, 2018 - "As we approach the first anniversary of the Trump presidency, a clear pattern emerges. A Muslim immigrant and her U.S.-born husband kill civilians. Candidate Donald Trump's reaction was to propose a ban on all Muslim immigrants. Some refugees...

Expert: Family-Based Immigration Brings 'Drive and Entrepreneurial Spirit' to U.S.A.

Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Jan. 4, 2018 - "President Donald Trump is ramping up calls on the U.S. Congress to stop legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members who want to move to the United States, saying so-called “chain migration” poses a threat to national security. .....

Op-Ed: Changes to Family-Based Immigration Attack Bedrock Values - Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Jan. 4, 2018 - "At this time of year, those of us with healthy families are comforted by the strength and security we find in their fold. Much of our local, state and federal laws revolve around strengthening and protecting families. Since LBJ signed the modern Immigration...

Revanchist Immigration: The Aftermath of “Buy American, Hire American” - Angelo A. Paparelli

Angelo A. Paparelli, Jan. 4, 2018 - " “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” ~ An unidentified U.S. major, referring to the February 7, 1968 bombing of the South Vietnamese town of Ben Tre that killed hundreds of noncombatants, as recounted by Associated Press reporter...

Supreme Court Speeds Up Travel Ban Review, Pressure Now on CA4

Lyle Denniston, Jan. 8, 2019 - "Moving with unusual speed, the Supreme Court indicated on Monday that it will take its first look just 11 days from now at the Trump Administration’s new appeal seeking to defend the President’s third immigration order. That will no doubt force an earlier...

White House Immigration Meeting: Confusion or Progress?

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018 - "President Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, declaring that he was willing to “take...

Sanctuary Cities: Six Ways the Trump Administration Flouts the Rule of Law - Prof. Kari Hong

Prof. Kari Hong, Jan. 8, 2018 - "As we start a new year, the status of “sanctuary cities” promises to be a continuing flashpoint in the immigration debate. The Trump Administration cites the “rule of law,” and immigrants’ supposed failure to follow it , to justify its...

Tom Gjelten on Truman, LBJ, Trump, Visa Quotas and Family-Based Migration

Tom Gjelten, NPR, Jan. 13, 2018 - "This [quota] system violated the basic principle of American democracy, the principle that values and rewards each man on the basis of his merit as a man," Johnson declared as he signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 in the shadow of the Statue...