Reuters: Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

Reuters: Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

I was quoted in a January 4 article by Reuters regarding Trump’s call to restrict legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members to enter the U.S. Trump claims this “chain migration” threatens national security.

Immigration supporters said any efforts by the administration to restrict the entry of family members of migrants was shortsighted. They “bring drive and entrepreneurial spirit to the United States,” said Steve Yale-Loehr, an immigration law expert at Cornell University.

The article is here.

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

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

U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

An upcoming class action litigation case, brought by the ACLU, challenges how long someone can be detained while in deportation proceedings. If the ACLU wins, the Trump Administration will have to rethink its deportation strategy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-court-immigration-guidelines-idUSL1N1G20MQ

Legal battle over travel ban pits Trump’s powers against his own words

Legal battle over travel ban pits Trump’s powers against his own words

The decision is to not uphold is one step in what will be a long, historic case.

This case is the first serious test of executive authority since Trump became president on Jan. 20. Read the full Reuters article to learn more about the three main issues at play for the court.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-legal-analysis-idUSKBN15N2SI