//  6/25/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump will not immediately halt the “Dreamers” program, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), contrary to his campaign promises (NYTimes).

  • However, the U.S. government will deport immigrant parents of American citizens and lawful permanent residents who were protected under President Obama’s DAPA plan (Lyle Denniston Law News).
  • Josh Blackman comments that as a result of the cancellation of DAPA, U.S. v. Texas should come to an end.

Evangelicals are urging President Trump to reconsider policies that have led to arrests of Christian Iraqi immigrants (WaPo).

  • The ACLU has filed suit to stop the deportation of 114 Iraqi nationals (Religion Clause).
  • The ACLU complaint can be found here and the ACLU press release here.

The Supreme Court ruled in Maslenjak v. U.S. that a naturalized immigrant can lose his citizenship for lying to the government only if the lie would have led officials to deny citizenship or obscured facts likely to lead to a denial. (SCOTUSblogPoliticoWaPo)

  • The opinion is here.

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