Linda Greenhouse expresses dismay over the Justices' [feigned] difficulty over "lawfully present"/"legally present" distinction in immigration law.
Rights group says 1996 laws created a system of mass detention and abuse for refugees and migrants. Clinton-era immigration laws “have subjected hundreds of thousands of people to arbitrary detention, fast-track deportations and family separation,” Human Rights Watch says in a new report. Show More Summary
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) should be repealed by the US Congress, according to Human Rights Watch.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had a big day Monday, making sure the media was clear about President Obama's transgressions where immigration law is concerned. Paxton explained to the New York Times why his state was challenging Obama's...Show More Summary
A Texas mother of a son who was tortured and slain by an illegal immigrant appeared before a House panel on Tuesday to beg Congress to enforce immigration laws. Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son Josh Wilkerson was tortured and beaten … More » The post Congress Hears from Mother Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Immigrant appeared first on EveryJoe.
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Immigration Law in the Balance It's been called the last great Supreme Court case of the Obama era. Can the president give a "temporary reprieve" from the threat of...
Throughout the United States, millions of undocumented immigrants with American children live in fear of being deported -- despite a federal program that could shield them.
(John Hinderaker) Here at Power Line, we have argued strenuously that President Obama’s orders suspending enforcement of various immigration laws are unconstitutional because they violate the Take Care Clause. Law professor and former...Show More Summary
“You’ll recall several years ago Arizona put in place really tough laws on illegal immigration. And they were criticized loudly for putting those laws in place. And it was interesting, this Wall Street Journal article, because it talked about what happened in the wake of that law, which is, a great many of the illegal […]
A recent Wall Street Journal piece explored the economic impact of Arizona’s immigration laws based on a Moody’s Analytics report that hasn’t been published yet. The following is an update on some of my earlier work on the economicsShow More Summary
Rapper Yasiin Bey – formally known as Mos Def – was arrested at an airport in Cape Town in January on suspicion of using an unrecognized ‘world passport,’ and charged with violating immigration laws, as well as for illegally helping his family to stay in South Africa. Show More Summary
A federal appeals court Thursday struck down part of an immigration law that made it difficult, if not impossible, for a “habitual drunkard” to fight deportation. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the more than 50-year-old law illegally equated...
A Department of Justice immigration judge recently made headlines for testifying that 3- and 4-year-old migrant children could be taught immigration law and could competently represent themselves in court.“You can do a fair hearing,” said Judge Jack H. Weil. “[Children] get it. It's not the most...
Despite using the matter of illegal immigration as the de facto cornerstone of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump continues to be haunted by his own history of business practices with regard to foreign workers. Questions abound regarding the employment in a number of areas, from property development to his resorts. Show More Summary
I wrote the other day that if the Supreme Court validates Obama’s lawless amnesty decrees, much of immigration law will effectively be rendered null and void. I was referring to the many criteria for admission and exclusion, which Obama...Show More Summary
Throughout his campaign, Trump has loudly opposed the practice of U.S. companies using foreign workers instead of Americans -- specifically the highly-skilled workers brought to the United States through the controversial H-1B visa program. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The top Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat has denounced the fact that toddlers and children are still going without lawyers in deportation cases and lambasted an immigration judge who downplayed that injustice. Sen....Show More Summary
One of the top Immigration Judges in the nation recently stated under oath that he'd taught immigration law to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds well enough to ensure that they got a fair hearing, satisfying due process in immigration court. Sound a little crazy? A long-time immigration official for the Executive Office......
A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. Jack H. Show More Summary
"I've taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds." Immigration Judge Jack H. Weil seems to think that children facing deportation don't need court-appointed attorneys because they're perfectly capable of representing themselves. Show More Summary