Reuters: Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

Reuters: Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

I was quoted in a Reuters article on President Trump’s executive order that suspends the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

“…Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell Law School, said the administration may struggle to justify the national security concerns underpinning the order, as the flow of migrants across the southern border has fallen in recent years. 

‘We also have an obligation under international law not to return people to a country where they fear persecution,’ he said…”

The full article is on Reuters.com, here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-asylum/trump-signs-order-limiting-migrant-asylum-at-u-s-mexico-border-idUSKCN1NE1PV

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’

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

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