//  5/31/18  //  Uncategorized

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss recent important cases in the world of immigration, including a new lawsuit contending that the Trump Administration may not pursue its apparent policy of legally separating immigrant children from adults that they enter the country with. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

They start the discussion by detailing a new case filed by the ACLU called Mrs. L. v. ICE. The case, filed in San Diego, contends that the Trump Administration's apparent policy of separating families who present themselves together at border checkpoints is illegal beacuse it violates parents' due process rights and is arbitary and capricious. They discuss both theories, including the tricky question of who may assert so-called "substantive due process" rights and, if anyone can asset them here, what those rights are. They then move on to another under-the-radar development in the world of immigration law, which is Jeff Sessions' frequent referral of cases to himself. In one recent referral, he virtually ended the practice of administrative closures, which may restart hundreds of thousands of removal proceedings that most thought were basically closed.

And we also reveal our guests for our live episode on Saturday, June 9: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Stanford Law Professor and former Obama Administration Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pam Karlan. Email us your questions for them to versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more information and register for the Convention here.

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Notes

  • You can find out more information and register here for the ACS National Convention. Join us on Saturday, June 9!
  • The ACLU's case page for Mrs. L is here.
  • Easha mentioned coverage by Tucson's Arizona Daily Star and the New York Times. See here and here.
  • Leah Litman's Take Care post on the subject is here.
  • An extremely helpful Vox article about administrative closures is here. The opinion itself is here.

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