Helen Klein Murillo  //  3/26/17  //  Topic Update


Los Angeles’ Police Chief said that reports of sexual assault and domestic violence among Latino residents have plummeted amid deportation fears (LA Times).

  • At Cato at Liberty, Jonathan Blanks argues such fears among residents can make police work more dangerous.
  • The main effect of federal immigration home raids is not deportation but rather the spread of fear among immigrants, explains Tanya Golash-Boza at The Conversation.

Immigration raids at state courthouses drew the ire of state judges this week.

  • The Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court has written to Homeland Security Secretary Kelly to object to immigration enforcement at state courthouses.
  • On Take Care, Larry Tribe praised a statement by California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye condemning the use of state courthouses to bait undocumented immigrants.

Reliance on President Obama’s non-enforcement policies—including immigration and marijuana policies—is generally not protected, as Zachary Price explains for Take Care.

President Trump’s new “laptop ban” reduces traveler privacy and securityaccording to Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

A wide-ranging coalition condemns Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s statement that DHS could require noncitizens to provide the passwords to their social media accounts as a condition of entering the country, in an open letter.

An Indiana business owner with no criminal record, who authorities have known for years to be in the country illegally, will be deported Friday, exemplifying changing enforcement priorities, reports Alejandro Lazo at the Wall Street Journal.

The Trump Administration has moved forward with its tough-on-immigration stance, despite fierce resistance.

  • The Department of Justice has sued a naturalized U.S. citizen to revoke her citizenship for providing support to al Qaeda, reports Robert Chesney (Lawfare).  The complaint seeking denaturalization can be found here.
  • April Doss (Lawfare) argues that the Trump administration may go even further than pending legislation would allow in requiring foreign visitors to give border officials their electronic passwords.
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief in U.S. v. Kolsuz, arguing personal information on phones is protected by the Fourth Amendment.

The crackdown lacks guidelines for businesses, according to Terry Carter (ABA Journal).

  • The NY Times editorial board agrees.

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