After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

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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

ACLU Sues Over U.S. Family’s Border Ordeal

ACLU Sues Over U.S. Family’s Border Ordeal

“It is very difficult to win a case challenging searches at the border. Border Patrol officials have broad authority at ports of entry,” I said in a recent article on time.com. “Courts have often ruled against citizens alleging that their constitutional rights have been violated at the border. Only the most egregious cases are likely to win.”

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.

Cornell faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Cornell faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

I joined fellow Cornell faculty members on a panel addressing immigration issues under the new administration. We received many audience questions on current policies and the complications of migrating to the U.S. and crossing its borders.

In response to one question, I stated the courts rather than Congress might intervene on immigration policy changes and limits to the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., but the president could enact other measures. For example, the State Department has a new form for visa applicants with questions about their recent social media usage and travel in the last 15 years.

In response to questions about the President’s mission to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, my fellow panelist, Garcia-Rios, a native of Durango, Mexico, contributed that, “we see a binational dynamic at the border”. During his first year at the University of Texas, El Paso, and after moving to El Paso he would often cross back and forth across the border to Mexico to visit family and friends or for a meal.

“Now I see a change that is more restrictive. A community that used to be binational is disrupted,” he said.

“We already effectively have a wall, just not a physical wall,” I added.

 

Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle, here.