Derek Reinbold  //  1/28/18  //  Topic 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 (NYT).

  • The proposal would mean difficult concessions for Democrats.
  • While most Americans support legal status for the ‘Dreamers,’ not all do (NYT).
  • On average, immigrants who come to the U.S. on family and diversity visas are better educated than U.S.-born Americans (Cato).
  • Senators Flake and Cornyn voiced support for the proposal.
  • The Democrats are attempting to narrow the scope of the deal (WSJ).

The NAACP has filed suit against DHS for the removal of temporary protective status for Haitian refugees (ImmigrationProf Blog).

The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund has sued Motel 6 over its cooperation with federal immigration agents (The Hill).

The Trump administration has significantly increased regulation of immigration, in contrast with its anti-regulatory policies in other fields, writes Ilya Somin at The Regulatory Review.

Video footage shows Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus between in Florida, asking passengers to provide identification, and subsequently arresting one woman (WaPo).

Democrats suggested during shutdown negotiations that they would consider funding a border wall, discussed by The Daily podcast at The New York Times.

The US is accepting refugees in a deal negotiated by President Obama, but called “dumb” by President Trump (NYT).

Bipartisan immigration talks on the hill have supposedly stalled (Politico).

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Trump would not sign the immigration proposal written by Senators Lindsay Graham and Dick Durbin (TheHill).

House Republicans have introduced a bill that would reduce the number of legal immigrants by 38%, to the largest restriction since the 1920s (Cato).

Hispanics forgo health services to avoid officials’ attention (WaPo).

Undocumented immigrants are the canaries in the coal mine for restrictions of civil rights, argues Wendy E. Parmet at Health Affairs.

The immigration debate may affect elder care, as immigrants play a big and growing part of caring for the elderly, writes Gerald F. Seib at WSJ.

President Trump’s proposed border wall is best used as a bargaining chip, writes Jonah Goldberg at L.A. Times.

  • Reforming the diversity visa could pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall, writes Alex Nowrasteh at Cato.

Deportations may result in entire families, like the Villacis family, being removed from the U.S., writes by David Gonzalez at The New York Times.


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