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Expert: DHS Decision on TPS Renewal for Syrians Could Be Signal

Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters, Jan. 25, 2018 - "TPS for Syrians will expire at the end of March unless the Department of Homeland Security decides to extend it. The decision, due by Jan. 30, will affect some 6,000 Syrians. If their status is withdrawn, they could lose the ability to work in the United...

Expert: White House Immigration Plan 'Dead on Arrival'

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 26, 2018 - "The White House’s legislative framework, originally mentioned Jan. 24 and expanded upon Jan. 25, would provide legal status and eventual citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants. It also would create a $25 billion trust fund for a...

Expert: Rabgir Habeas Writ 'Groundbreaking'

Liz Robbins, New York Times, Jan. 29, 2018 - "In an impassioned rebuke of the Trump administration’s immigration practices, a Federal District Court judge in Manhattan Monday ordered the immediate release of the immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, calling his abrupt detention on Jan. 11...

Expert: Decline in Student Visas Due to Travel Ban 'Very Significant'

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 1, 2018 - "There are a lot of factors that can affect visa issuance rates, including local economic and safety conditions -- many of the countries on the travel ban list are sites of conflict and/or economic crisis -- and, for students, the availability of...

Expert: The 'Tale of the Tape' on Trump's Immigration Enforcement

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr & Emmie Smith, Feb. 5, 2018 - "Now that President Trump has been in office a year, it's appropriate to assess how much his administration has changed immigration law. Trump's State of the Union address a few days ago also outlines his plans for immigration...

Experts Debunk Trump's False 'Chain Migration' Claims

Miriam Valverde, Politifact, Jan. 31, 2018 - "President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address called for tighter control of legal immigration and for an end to "chain migration." "Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers...

Expert: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Must Proceed With Caution

Austin Lamb, Ithaca.com, Feb. 22, 2018 - "On Feb. 7, Upstate Capital Association of New York hosted “Starting Up and Staying Here: Immigrant Entrepreneurship,” a networking event at Cornell University’s eHub focused on immigrant entrepreneurship in the region, encouraging professional...

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...

Expert: Supreme Court Remand Could Exacerbate Immigration Court Delays, Backlogs

David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 2018 - "The case of Jennings vs. Rodriguez began in lower courts a decade ago, before Barack Obama was elected president. It was first argued at the high court in November 2016, a few weeks after Donald Trump won election. Trump's campaign pledge...

Expert: Clean Extension of EB-5 Expected in Spending Bill

China Daily, Mar. 21, 2018 - "When Congress considers another stop-gap bill to fund the government, it almost always includes an extension for the EB-5 immigrant investment program. And that scenario is likely to occur again later this week, according to a leading immigration law attorney. "It's...

Expert: Social Media Vetting of Visa Applicants Could Limit Immigration

Ana Campoy, Quartz, Apr. 2, 2018 - "Would-be-travelers to the U.S. beware: The line for a U.S. visa could soon be getting a lot longer. The State Department on Friday proposed to include extra questions about social-media use in visa applications. It wants applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant...

LexisNexis Immigration Experts Weigh In on H-1B 'Carnage'

Shilpa Phadnis, Times of India, Apr. 4, 2018 - "Immigration experts believe there could be a sharp decline in the number of H-1B petitions filed by Indian IT services companies this year following the tough environment created by the US administration under president Donald Trump. ... The Trump...

Expert: Broken Immigration System Hurts Employers, Families

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 6, 2018 - "Ms. Jalakam and thousands of other spouses of skilled workers have been told that their special work permits — authorization that can mean the difference between struggling and thriving in their adopted homeland — are likely to be revoked...

Experts: We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot by Rejecting International Students

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Emmie R. Smith, Apr. 6, 2018 - "At the beginning of April, students haunt their email inboxes to see where they have been admitted to college. An admissions envelope usually brings a sigh of relief. This year, however, international students and U.S. colleges find plenty to...

Expert: Immigration Judge Quotas May Violate Due Process

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A case takes nearly 900 days to make its way through the backlogged immigration courts of Texas. The national average is about 700 days in a system sagging with nearly 700,000 cases. A new edict from President Donald Trump's administration...

Expert: ICE Needs Warrant for Arrest on Private Property

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse Post-Standard, Apr. 18, 2018 - "John Collins was standing outside the milk house at his dairy farm this morning when he heard yelling coming from inside. He ran in, he says, and saw his worker, Marcial de Leon Aguilar, pinned up against the window by armed men. The...

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Could Benefit 'Tens of Thousands' of Dreamers

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2018 - "In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must...

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Brings 'No Certainty'

Tal Kopan, CNN, Apr. 25, 2018 - "DACA may have won a court victory Tuesday night, but the decision only makes the legal path forward murkier. The complexity only adds to the likelihood DACA will remain intact for many months if not longer, despite President Donald Trump's initial plan to begin...

Expert: DACA Legal Muddle May Wind Up at Supreme Court

Tal Kopan, CNN, May 1, 2018 - "The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program got murkier Tuesday when the Texas attorney general made good on a threat to challenge it in court. The lawsuit throws a wrench in an already-complicated legal morass for the DACA program, which protects...

Expert: Texas' DACA Lawsuit 'Creates Even More Uncertainty'

Jessica Gresko, AP, May 10, 2018 - "Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

Expert: Anne Frank Analogy Appropriate to DOJ Prosecution Proposal

Stuart Anderson, May 9, 2018 - "Imagine your child faces death or enslavement at the hands of predators and all legal avenues of escape and refuge have been blocked. Would you attempt to enter another country unlawfully and seek asylum? Found hiding in an attic, Anne Frank died in the Holocaust...

Expert: Recision of H-4 EAD Regulation Could Take Months

Carol Kuruvilla, HuffPo, May 30, 2018 - "[T]he Obama administration allowed H-4 visa holders whose spouses were already approved permanent residents to apply for a temporary employment authorization document, known as the H-4 EAD . Over 100,000 H-4 visa holders have received work permits through...

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...

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for enforcement, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor...

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