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

 

CNN, LA Times, and more: Supreme Court detention case, latest on DACA

CNN, LA Times, and more: Supreme Court detention case, latest on DACA

TIME: When Does DACA Expire? The Supreme Court Just Gave Dreamers More Time

TIME: When Does DACA Expire? The Supreme Court Just Gave Dreamers More Time

On February 26, the Supreme Court ruled to reinstate the DACA program, overruling a March 5 deadline set by the Trump administration for Congress to decide on the fate of the program.

I was quoted in the article, here:

The Supreme Court’s order and the previous judicial rulings keep the Trump administration from ending the program on March 5, but around 100 DACA recipients have been losing their work permits and deportation deferrals every day, notes Cornell Law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. “The uncertainty is causing problems for both DACA recipients and their employers,” he said. “Today’s ruling throws the DACA program back into Congress’ lap.”

View the article on TIME.com, here: http://time.com/5175496/supreme-court-daca-dreamers-deadline/

New York Times: Activist entitled to ‘freedom to say goodbye,’ judge rules

New York Times: Activist entitled to ‘freedom to say goodbye,’ judge rules

On Jan. 29, a Federal District Court judge in Manhattan ordered the release of Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist. The judge ruled Ragbir’s Jan. 11 detention “unconstitutional and cruel”. Judge Katherine B. Forrest says the activist should have been entitled to “the freedom to say goodbye”.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell Law School, called the decision “groundbreaking.” He said, “It holds that the Constitution requires the government to give people subject to a final deportation order time to arrange their affairs.”

But Mr. Yale-Loehr cautioned: “Today’s decision was long on rhetoric and short on careful legal analysis. I worry that a higher court may reverse.”

The full article is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/nyregion/judge-released-immigrant-ragbir.html

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/