Immigration Law

929 ABA Journal articles on Immigration Law.

Trump questions need for immigration trials, says system is ‘corrupt’ and will be changed

President Donald Trump said the immigration system is “corrupt” and questioned the need for trials.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday,” Trump said the United States has…

‘I am not a racist,’ lawyer says after viral rant about Spanish-speakers

A New York lawyer who ranted about Spanish-speaking employees on a viral video says in a Twitter apology he is “deeply sorry” for his behavior.

Aaron Schlossberg said seeing himself…

Supreme Court justices relist abortion case multiple times
U.S. Supreme Court justices have been considering whether to hear a case involving an immigrants teen’s abortion—multiple times.
Sessions rules immigration judges have no authority to indefinitely suspend cases
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled on Thursday that immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals do not have the general authority to indefinitely suspend cases through administrative closures.
Officials resigned reportedly after pressure to cancel temporary protected status for immigrants
President Donald Trump's administration ignored advice from its own diplomatic experts when it pressured reluctant Department of Homeland Security officials to end Temporary Protected Status for Honduran nationals, the Washington Post reported.
Sessions’ promise to prosecute all illegal entry raises concerns about court resources
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that federal prosecutors will start bringing illegal entry charges against everyone caught crossing the border without authorization, “as many of those cases as humanly possible until we get to 100 percent.”
Lawsuit alleges government unlawfully drugs unaccompanied minor immigrants
Advocates for immigrant minors have recently alleged in federal court that the government is giving powerful psychiatric medications to immigrant minors without the permission of parents, guardians or a court.
Sessions says parents will likely be separated from children after crossing the border illegally
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he is implementing a zero-tolerance policy for illegal crossings at the Southwest border and aims to prosecute “as many of those cases as humanly possible until we get to 100 percent.”
Sessions sends more prosecutors, supervisory judges to border to handle immigration cases

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday he is responding to the “crisis at the Southwest border” with additional prosecutors and the use of supervisory immigration judges.

Sessions said in a…

Chemerinsky: What Sessions v. Dimaya means for immigration law
Sessions v. Dimaya, decided April 17, will be most remembered for being the first time that Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to create the majority in a 5-4 decision. But beyond the unusual composition of the majority, it is a notable decision that will have important implications for immigration law and other areas of law as well.
2 Center for Constitutional Rights officials are denied entry into Israel

Two officials with the Center for Constitutional Rights say that on Sunday they were interrogated and denied entry into Israel for a fact-finding tour with U.S. human rights leaders.


7 states file suit claiming Obama violated take care clause by creating DACA
Texas and six other states have filed a lawsuit claiming former President Barack Obama violated the Constitution’s take care clause when he created the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
Increased enforcement of immigration laws has raised the risk of scams
Fraud targeting immigrants did not begin with the Trump administration; advocates say it’s constant and pervasive. But the administration’s aggressive approach to immigration law enforcement is driving up interest in legal services, they say. And some subset of those immigrants looking for help will end up trusting the wrong people.
Underreporting makes notario fraud difficult to fight
Immigration legal-services fraud is extremely underreported, advocates say. One potential solution: making victims of immigration legal-services fraud more comfortable coming forward.
Leave immigration law precedent on asylum for crime victims intact, ABA urges in amicus brief
The United States should continue to make asylum available for victims of crimes that aren’t being addressed by immigrants’ home countries, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed April 27.

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