985 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.
A federal judge on Thursday threatened to begin contempt proceedings against Attorney General Jeff Sessions if the government did not turn around a plane carrying two deported plaintiffs to El Salvador in a lawsuit challenging new asylum policies.
Aug 10, 2018 10:12 AM CDT
The union that represents federal immigration judges has filed a grievance over the removal of dozens of cases from an immigration judge in Philadelphia who had delayed the deportation of a Guatemalan man.
Aug 9, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
There are more displaced people internationally now than at any point since World War II, says Alex Aleinikoff, a former Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations. But the problem is manageable, he says—if there's the political will to deal with the problem.
Aug 7, 2018 3:39 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on Congress and the executive branch to end the separation of immigrant families and protect their legal claims.
Aug 7, 2018 2:04 PM CDT
The ABA’s House of Delegates agreed Tuesday to adopt standards for how the federal government should treat unaccompanied immigrant minors.
Aug 7, 2018 11:58 AM CDT
Updated: A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled the government must restore the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
U.S. District Judge John Bates rejected…
Aug 6, 2018 9:15 AM CDT
Attorneys who've spent their careers concentrating on immigration law and child welfare have been scrambling for months to deal with the fallout of what they call a “manufactured crisis” initiated by the government without adequate preparation or notice to key stakeholders.
Aug 4, 2018 8:07 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump’s order to withhold federal grants from sanctuary cities and jurisdictions violates separation of powers principles that gave spending power to…
Aug 1, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
It’s not just the crying that concerned ABA President Hilarie Bass when she met with mothers detained at South Texas’ Port Isabel Detention Center. But there was crying.
Aug 1, 2018 1:40 AM CDT
Dissenting from Trump v. Hawaii
, the “travel ban” case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote
that there’s reason to believe that the visa waiver program, granting exceptions to the ban in specific situations, “is nothing more than a sham.”
Jul 30, 2018 3:02 PM CDT
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Thursday that the Constitution’s enumeration clause gives the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross the authority to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but…
Jul 27, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
At the arrival of the July 26 deadline for reuniting immigrant families forcibly separated by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, the federal government says it has reunited all of the families in which it believes parents are eligible to retake custody of their children—but the American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about how eligibility is defined.
Jul 26, 2018 3:31 PM CDT
ABA President Hilarie Bass has posted a short video asking America’s lawyers to help reunite immigrant families at the border.
Jul 19, 2018 3:25 PM CDT
Two recent policy changes at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will limit immigrants’ ability to come to or stay in the United States legally.
Jul 17, 2018 4:20 PM CDT
The U.S. Army has reversed its discharge of a Brazilian-born recruit after his ouster garnered widespread media coverage.
Jul 17, 2018 3:26 PM CDT
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