Take Care  //  4/23/17  //  Topic Update


Arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal records have doubled under the Trump Administration (WaPo).

The Trump Administration’s proposed policy requiring foreign visitors to disclose social media passwords is an ill-advised attack on the First Amendmentargues Jameel Jaffer at Just Security.  

The Administration’s extreme vetting practices will discourage business and tourism, argues Gary Shapiro for the Washington Post.

  • Backlash over President Trump’s immigration policies will undermine President Trump’s support in the next election, suggests Philip Klinkner (LA Times).

Tax filings appear to have dipped amid the Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. (NPR).

John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, suggests that the President’s “tough” rhetoric helped curbed illegal immigration. (LA Times).

The Administration’s new immigration policies will likely swamp already backlogged immigration courts. (USA Today).

Senate Democrats released a report stating that President Trump’s proposed border wall could cost three times estimates (NYT).

  • Read the report here.

The Ninth Circuit held oral argument in Jenny Flores v. Jefferson Sessions, III, a case determining whether unaccompanied minors in Health and Human Service detention and removal proceedings should be entitled to receive bond hearings

The first DACA-enrolled immigrant known to be deported under President Trump sued for details of his deportation (ABAJournal) (LA Times).

Stephanie Leutert at Lawfare documents the shifting goals the Trump Administration has for its proposed border wall, and discusses the political, legal, and budgetary fights ahead.

Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye argues that courts are not the place for immigration enforcement, in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

The Trump family’s businesses have “made use of virtually every part of the US immigration system,” according to a new report by CNN.

The Trump Administration is attempting to spread disinformation in service of its anti-immigration agenda, argue Leah Litman and Helen Murillo for Take Care.

Sergio Alonso Lopez died last week in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, the sixth person this year (Rewire).

A new report on U.S. immigration details demographics, public opinion, and federal, state, and local enforcement (Center for American Progress).


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.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Bipartisan negotiations over an agreement to address "Dreamers" is imperiled after President Trump makes disparaging remarks about Haitians and Africans. The Trump Administration announces plans to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

A deal on the "Dreamers" may be less likely after an announcement from President Trump.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School