Jeffrey Stein  //  12/4/17  //  Topic Update

The federal government rejected almost a thousand applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program because the applications were stuck in the mail (NYT).

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents mistakenly detained a U.S. citizen for four days, and civil rights group allege that no information suggested he was an undocumented immigrant (LA Times).

Changing his earlier position, President Trump announced that he did not see a deal with Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi on protecting the “Dreamers” (L.A. Times).

  • In response, Senator Schumer and Rep. Pelosi declined to meet with President Trump.
  • President Trump responded that he is unsurprised at the refusal to meet.
  • It will take a minimum of seven months to implement any legislation aimed at protecting beneficiaries of the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, write Jacinta Ma and Kristie de Peña at The Hill.

Increased deportations in Atlanta could prove a model for the rest of the country as the Trump Administration continues to target undocumented immigrants, writes Vivian Yee at the New York Times.

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump offered a proposal that would offer legal status for the Dreamers in exchange for a border wall and increased regulation of immigration. The Trump administration has significantly increased regulation of immigration, in contrast with its anti-regulatory policies in other fields.