Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers

The number of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border of the US has been steadily rising. Trump’s administration has tried to make claiming asylum harder by narrowing grounds for winning asylum, imposing daily entry quotas, and forcing people to stay in Mexico while awaiting a decision.

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that applicants who are initially denied asylum have a right to appeal their case. The Trump administration will likely try to appeal this historic ruling before the Supreme Court. Read the New York Times’ reporting on this historical case at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/asylum-seekers-ninth-circuit.html

National Law Review: With SCOTUS cloud overhead, appeals courts take up travel ban 3.0

National Law Review: With SCOTUS cloud overhead, appeals courts take up travel ban 3.0

I spoke with the National Law Review in the wake of the Supreme Court’s December 4 decision to allow President Trump’s third version of the travel ban to go into effect.

“Given [Monday’s] ruling, both the Fourth and the Ninth circuit are going to try to be extra careful in justifying however they come out,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University and of counsel at Miller Mayer. “I think [the] Supreme Court orders signal that the administration may well win at the Supreme Court and that may influence, to a certain extent, how the Fourth and the Ninth circuit rule.”

Travel ban 3.0 differs from its two predecessors in that it expands the list of countries banned to include Venezuela and North Korea. It also includes restrictions that vary based on country in an effort to encourage those countries to adhere to proper procedures.

“For that reason, although an objective person may question how thorough the review is or whether it really matches up with what’s going on, given the very low standard of review, the Supreme Court may well say, it isn’t perfect but it’s good enough,” Yale-Loehr said.

The article can be accessed with a subscription to the National Law Review, here.

Trump’s best bet at passing an immigration order may be to let this one die, and he’s apparently considering it

Trump’s best bet at passing an immigration order may be to let this one die, and he’s apparently considering it

Business Insider and I discussed which sections of Donald Trump’s travel ban Executive Order were the most controversial.

Read the full article below to learn more about the reason it was struck down and what changes the Trump administration will have to make if they want to successfully rewrite it.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-rewrite-immigration-order-ban-supreme-court-2017-2