Britany Riley  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update

An immigrant crime wave probably doesn’t exist, writes Alex Nowrasteh at the Cato Institute.

ICE’s internal deportation policies may be harsher than either President Trump’s executive order or DHS’s public guidelines (ProPublica).

President Trump has started to dismantle an Obama-era visa program that would allow more foreigners to start businesses in the U.S., writes Joe Mullin for Ars Technica.

Senior officials at DHS are floating a proposal that would require foreign students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year (WaPo).

The State Department announced Wednesday that the United States has hit its cap of 50,000 refugee admissions for the fiscal year (LA Times).

  • Here is what that means for those hoping to find sanctuary in the U.S. 

President Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically limit legal immigration by 2027 (Politico).

House Republicans are including $1.6 billion to construct President Trump’s border wall as part of the Homeland Security spending bill for the fiscal year 2018 (WSJ).

DACA, an Obama-era deportation relief program, may soon face a legal challenge; the Trump Administration will not commit to defending it (PoliticoCNN).

The Trump Administration has reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week (Politico).



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.

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