//  6/18/17  //  Topic Update


The Administration has moved to reopen hundreds of cases of undocumented individuals who received reprieves from deportation under President Obama (The Guardian, ImmigrationProfBlog).

The Trump Administration’s deportation policies are depriving people of due process rights, argues Jennifer Chacón at Take Care.

DHS Secretary John Kelly signed an order rescinding DAPA, an Obama-era plan to spare some illegal immigrant parents of children who are lawful permanent residents from being deported (Reuters).

The lack of deference courts are showing President Trump is nothing new; what’s new is the chaos surrounding the executive order on immigration and the President who signed itargues Deborah Pearlstein at Balkinization

At Slate, Seth Freed Wessler documents “sixty scenes of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.”


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