Texas’s DACA Challenge Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown

Texas’s DACA Challenge Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown

In an interview with Bloomberg, I discuss the concern that Texas’s recent DACA challenge could force the issue into the Supreme Court.

Should U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen decide in favor of Texas, he would be in conflict with other U.S. District Judges on the same matter. This could well mean that the issue would be mediated by the U.S. Supreme Court:

““If this judge issues an injunction in Texas’s favor, that definitely gives Trump political cover to say his hands are tied, that he’d like to be compassionate, but a judge made him end DACA,” Yale-Loehr, who has written a 21-volume treatise on immigration law, said in a phone interview. “Then the Justice Department can go back to the Supreme Court and ask them to take up the case now” rather than wait until the other judges’ decisions wind their way up through appellate courts, he said.”

While some feel this would be the end of  DACA, the outcome could still be uncertain:

…”no one can predict with certainty how the recently reconstituted high court will view immigration policies implemented by a president without congressional approval, which is the complaint that both Texas and the Trump administration have lodged against the Obama initiatives. ( – Bloomber Politics)”

Click on the link below to read the full article:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-02/texas-s-daca-challenge-sets-up-supreme-court-dreamer-showdown

 

Fixing Trump Executive Order’s Legal Problems Is No Easy Task

Fixing Trump Executive Order’s Legal Problems Is No Easy Task

Trump has hinted at re-releasing his travel ban, but what would it take to get a new Executive Order through the courts?

Bloomberg interviewed several legal experts on their views regarding what changes the Trump administration would have to make to successfully revise the travel ban.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-11/fixing-trump-executive-order-s-legal-problems-is-no-easy-task

Coverage roundup: Trump’s election & immigration policy

Coverage roundup: Trump’s election & immigration policy

In addition to articles in The New York Times and a feature on NPR Morning Edition, media outlets have been reporting on Trump’s election and its potential impact on this country’s immigration policy. I have recently been quoted in the following coverage.

Contact me if you are a member of the media with the need for expert assistance evaluating immigration policy.