Meet the immigrant who got a second chance from Justice Neil Gorsuch

Meet the immigrant who got a second chance from Justice Neil Gorsuch

In 2010, James Dimaya’s no contest plea for residential burglargies led an Obama administration immigration judge to bring removal proceedings against the lawful permanent resident. Arguing the law used against him was unconstitutionally vague, Dimaya’s lawyers challenged the order.

Dimaya’s case made it to the Supreme Court, where he worried that Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch would surely rule against him. Much to Dimaya’s relief, Gorsuch sided with the liberal side of the court.

Some are wondering if this indicates a trend where Gorsuch will lean more liberal than Trump expected, but it’s more likely a signal of his position on vague laws. He probably won’t be pro-immigrant on every case, but I think Congress will need to be more careful when drafting immigration laws if they’re hoping for favorable rulings from Gorsuch.

Read the story on CNN at: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/05/politics/james-dimaya-justice-neil-gorsuch/

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

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

Articles re Supreme Court detention decision:

  • CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/supreme-court-immigration-ruling-bond-hearing/index.html
  • Univision: https://www.univision.com/noticias/corte-suprema/la-corte-suprema-falla-que-los-inmigrantes-acusados-de-delitos-mayores-no-tienen-derecho-a-fianza-y-deben-seguir-presos
  • Associated Press: https://apnews.com/dbdd693f9e0948cdb8be4fab2ee447b9
  • Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-deportations-20180227-story.html
  • Voice of America: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-supreme-court-ruling-detained-immigrants-bond-hearing/4273226.html
  • Salon.com: https://www.salon.com/2018/02/27/supreme-court-rules-non-citizens-can-be-detained-indefinitely/
  • Law360.com: https://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/1016738/immigrant-bond-hearings-war-shifts-to-constitutional-args

Arizona Republic re DACA: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2018/02/27/dreamer-daca-permits-start-expiring-soon-despite-court-rulings-trump/365517002/

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

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

The Supreme Court has announced the redefined travel ban will take effect the evening of June 29 with a more narrow definition of what constitutes a close family tie. Under the new rule, a son-in-law or step-sister counts, but a grandfather or aunt does not.

I discussed the travel ban today with various media outlets, below:

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/travel-ban-to-take-effect-as-state-department-defines-close-family/2017/06/29/03eb8a8e-eba6-4749-9fa2-79117be89884_story.html?utm_term=.b01bcdb436f9

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-travelban-idUSKBN19K25Z

WAER (public radio in Syracuse): http://waer.org/post/cornell-immigration-professor-reacts-supreme-courts-order-lift-us-governments-travel-ban

NY Post: http://nypost.com/2017/06/29/team-trump-dodges-questions-on-travel-ban-blocking-family-visits/

Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/374054e6-5ce4-11e7-9bc8-8055f264aa8b

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/

Trump’s words come back to haunt in court

Trump’s words come back to haunt in court

A leopard cannot change his spots by taking a bath. Trump’s inflammatory campaign and ongoing rally remarks betray his executive order’s facial neutrality and reveal its true intent.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-campaign-statements-federal-lawsuits/index.html