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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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Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have much choice when it comes to fleeing their home...

Expert: Trump Executive Order Narrower Than Anticipated

Tal Kopan, CNN, June 20, 2018 - "President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at the border. The order also seeks more authority...

Expert: Trump's Effort to Modify Flores Agreement Likely Doomed

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, June 21, 2018 - "President Donald Trump may have a hard time reversing his policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the U.S. border because his alternative may get shot down in court. Implementing the June 20 directive hinges in part on whether U.S...

Trump v. Hawaii Q&A with Expert Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

Forbes, June 27, 2018 - "On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to ban the entry of individuals from a group of primarily Muslim countries was constitutional. The court ruled, “The Proclamation is squarely within...

Expert: Chances of Abolishing ICE 'Slim to None'

John Bacon, USA Today, June 27, 2018 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University Law School who has written extensively on immigration law, said ICE isn't going anywhere soon. It's detractors, he said, don't have the votes on either side of the aisle. "Even if the...

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents. Though the image of Attorney General Jeff...

Expert: Proposed Immigration Rule Attacks a 'Small Problem With a Big Stick'

Victoria Macchi, Aline Barros, VOA, July 10, 2018 - "By the end of July, the Trump administration is expected to take a step closer to another sweeping policy shift that could block millions of foreigners from coming to the United States or from staying in the country if they have had access to...