Eve Levin  //  7/30/17  //  Topic Update


The Trump administration has banned Americans from traveling to North Korea, with a special exception available for those who travel for humanitarian reasons (The Hill).

A veteran ICE agent is concerned about a shift in the agency’s culture, including a new push to deport young people, writes Jonathan Blitzer at the New Yorker.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith extended a preliminary injunction to halt the deportation of Iraqi immigrants until further immigration hearings can be held (LA TimesDetroit Free Press).

  • Bonsitu A. Kitaba-Gaviglio, a staff attorney for the ACLU, describes the ACLU’s reaction to the ruling and anticipates many battles to come.

At an Ohio rally, President Trump celebrated a purported crackdown on immigrant gangs (News Week).

One of the individuals who died in the San Antonio truck catastrophe was a DACA recipient who was deported at the age of nineteen (WaPo).


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