Britany Riley  //  11/26/17  //  Topic Update

The Trump administration announced that 59,000 Haitians living in the United States under a temporary status must leave within the next year-and-a-half (NYTLATimes).

  • The Department of Homeland Security should extend the temporary protected status that was granted to 50,000 Haitian after a 2010 hurricane, argues the New York Times Editorial Board. 

Advocates for Dreamers decided to table their request for documents detailing the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, choosing instead to seek a preliminary injunction before the March 5 deadline (Politico).

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has proposed an automated “Extreme Vetting Initiative”—it is both discriminatory and ineffective, writes Faiza Patel at Just Security.

In a systematic, but less visible way, the Trump administration is building a type of border wall through policy changes (WaPo).

  • Border patrol checkpoints are a poor use of resources—they should be shut down, writes Alex Nowrasteh at Cato at Liberty.

Fair-minded leaders and everyday people must push back against the nativist narrative slipping into public discourse—we should protect the Diversity Immigrant Visa Programwrites Albert Fox Cahn for Just Security.


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.

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