After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

(Photo: WKYC-TV)

I was quoted in USA Today in an article covering a recent deportation case. More and more under the Trump administration we are seeing undocumented immigrants being deported solely on the basis of having illegal status. Under the Obama administration, deportation efforts were focused on those who committed crimes. However, it is relatively easy for immigration authorities to focus on people who have been through the process before because they can be deported expeditiously without a hearing.

Read the full article here

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’

Media Coverage on Supreme Court “Travel Ban” and Detention

Media Coverage on Supreme Court “Travel Ban” and Detention

I was quoted in various news articles on June 26 in the midst of the Supreme Court’s travel ban order. I also spoke about the Court’s order setting rearmament in an immigration detention case.  All of the articles are accessible via the links below:

Travel ban quotes:
N.Y. Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/us/trump-travel-ban-refugees-supreme-court.html
Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-26/supreme-court-partially-revives-travel-ban-will-hear-appeal
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/trump-travel-ban-supreme-court-block-partially-lifted
CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/supreme-court-order-may-cause-travel-chaos/index.html
Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/2f518fa2-5a87-11e7-9bc8-8055f264aa8b
Bloomberg Politics: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-26/supreme-court-travel-ban-ruling-may-prompt-fresh-legal-challenge
Quartz: https://qz.com/1014827/the-us-supreme-court-allowed-trump-to-implement-his-travel-ban-with-some-limits/
Time.com
http://time.com/money/4833749/travel-ban-supreme-court-travelers/
Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/06/supreme-court-donald-trump-travel-ban
Chronicle of Higher Education: http://www.chronicle.com/article/International-Students-Dodge/240442/
Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/27/supreme-court-partially-reinstates-trump’s-travel-ban
McClatchy newspapers: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article158346979.html
Law360: https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/b/outsidenews/archive/2017/06/27/expert-sc-travel-ban-ruling-likely-to-trigger-confusion-more-litigation-law360.aspx
Financial Times China: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001073166
Storm.mg (China): http://www.storm.mg/article/289724
Finance.sina.com (China): http://finance.sina.com.cn/roll/2017-06-27/doc-ifyhmtrw4152876.shtml
Vietnam Express: http://vnexpress.net/tin-tuc/the-gioi/phan-tich/thang-loi-lon-cua-trump-khi-sac-lenh-nhap-canh-duoc-khoi-phuc-3605169.html

Jennings v. Rodriguez reargument quotes:
KQED: https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/06/26/supreme-court-will-hear-california-immigrant-detention-case-again/
Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/supreme-court-delivers-a-bad-omen-for-immigrants-in-detention/

Trump vetting review could lead to ‘backdoor’ travel ban

Trump vetting review could lead to ‘backdoor’ travel ban

I was quoted in a USA Today article on President Trump’s extreme vetting efforts. I said some countries willing to cooperate with new visa vetting procedures may not have the technological capabilities the U.S. demands, and that the U.S. should be realistic in assessing what kind of information and the quality of information they are receiving from other countries.

The full article is available here.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

I was quoted in an LA Times article about the 9th circuit’s refusal to reinstate Trump’s travel ban. I stated the Supreme Court might find it easier to reject the travel ban based on a violation of existing law rather than constitutional grounds.  “It is always hard to win an immigration case on constitutional grounds in the Supreme Court because immigration touches on foreign relations and national sovereignty issues. People outside the United States also generally don’t have U.S. constitutional rights. The combination of the two rulings provides a one-two punch against the executive order that will make it harder for the administration to win at the Supreme Court.”

The LA Times article is here.

How President Trump’s Tweets Hurt His Travel Ban

How President Trump’s Tweets Hurt His Travel Ban

President Trump’s twitter page has been a major focus of his time in office thus far, stirring up a lot of attention from the media and the public. In early June, tweets regarding his revised immigration executive order drew attention that I believe will only do harm to his defense of the “travel ban”. Quite simply, he may have shot himself in the legal foot here.

Read the full article on Time.com, here: http://time.com/4805973/travel-ban-supreme-court-donald-trump-tweets/.