Eve Levin  //  5/14/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump is responsible for ICE's mistreatment of DREAMers, explains Leah Litman on Take Care

Even a live-tweeting U.S. senator cannot stop a deportation (NYT). 

Sen. Ron Johnson (R. Wisconsin) and Rep. Ken Buck (R. Colorado) proposed greater state control over migration (Volokh Conspiracy). 

The pause on refugee interviews has brought refugee resettlement to a grinding haltnotes the LA Times Editorial Board. 

The Trump Administration has proposed heightened social media vetting of visa applicants (Ars Technica). 

The ACLU has issued a travel warning for Texas based on a law that allows police officers to investigate immigration status during traffic stops (ABA Journal). 

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (“NWIRP”) is challenging a Department of Justice order to “cease and desist” representing immigrants in deportation hearings (Immigration Prof Blog). 

  • The cease and desist letter can be found here.
  • The NWIRP complaint can be found here.

Disturbing videos emerged depicting ICE agents making arrests in and around a Denver courthouse (ImmigrationProf Blog). 

The Trump Administration announced last week that it would not stay the deportations of immigrants for whom private immigration bills had been introduced by members of Congress, denying Congressional representatives the ability to weigh in on the fairness of a deportation (ImmigrationProf Blog). 

A recent report suggests some may be leaving behind lawful temporary statuses in the United States to migrate to Canada due to fear caused by the Administration’s rhetoric (ImmigrationProf Blog). 


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