New York Times: U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

New York Times: U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

On April 24 a federal judge ruled to keep DACA and that the government must resume accepting new applications. The ruling is a major setback to the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate DACA in a series of immigration cuts.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School, said that Judge Bates’s ruling, if upheld on appeal, would “benefit tens of thousands of Dreamers.”

Read the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/daca-dreamers-trump.html

New York Times: Thousands of Indian Women Find Their American Dreams in Jeopardy

New York Times: Thousands of Indian Women Find Their American Dreams in Jeopardy

I was quoted in the April 6 New York Times article about visa backlogs for foreign nationals from India.

“No one should be stuck waiting more than 10 years for a green card. It hurts employers and employees and their families,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School. “Indians are being held hostage by our broken immigration system.”

The article is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/us/indians-h1b-visas-trump-immigration-wives.html

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