Immigration Law

1192 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Immigration judges are leaving because the job is ‘unbearable,’ union says

Dozens of immigration judges have left or retired because of concerns about judicial independence. The job has become “unbearable,” according to A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

Supreme Court allows US to implement rule curbing green cards based on likely public assistance
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed on Monday the implementation of the “public charge” rule that makes it easier for the government to deny visas and green cards to immigrants who receive or are likely to receive public assistance.
Judge calls ICE if he thinks defendants in his courtroom are in US illegally
A Cincinnati judge said he regularly calls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he suspects that defendants in his courtroom are in the country illegally.
7th Circuit is aghast at ‘obduracy’ of Board of Immigration Appeals, which refused to implement its decision
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago didn’t mince words in a Jan. 23 opinion chastising the Board of Immigration Appeals for defying its remand order and concluding the appeals court had ruled incorrectly in the case.
Afternoon Briefs: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues over Hillary Clinton gripe; court order doesn’t stop deportation

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for ‘Russian asset’ comment about unnamed candidate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton…

Asylum-seekers have a right to federal court review of expedited removal orders, ABA amicus brief says
The ABA filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of a Sri Lankan who faced political persecution and is challenging a policy that says asylum-seekers are not entitled to federal court review of expedited removal orders.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs

New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…

Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law
All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday.
Afternoon Briefs: RBG says she’s cancer-free; ‘Eat a bowl of dicks’ lawyer had acknowledged stress

Justice Ginsburg says she is cancer-free

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told CNN that she is cancer-free after being treated for a malignant tumor on her…

Chemerinsky: It’s likely to be an amazing year in the Supreme Court
No U.S. Supreme Court term in recent memory has had more potential blockbuster cases on the docket than this one. The court is likely to dominate the headlines in May, and especially June 2020, with rulings on almost every major controversial area of law.
Meet 11 ABA members who inspired us in 2019
Members Who Inspire is an ABA Journal series profiling exceptional ABA members. This past year, we featured many in the legal field who are doing good work and paying it forward, including pro bono for veterans, fighting for prisoners' rights, and promoting literacy and advancing diversity.
Chemerinsky: 2019 was all about setting up the blockbuster year 2020 promises to be
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
A biotech attorney’s experience with the ‘guerrilla lawyers’ at the border

“I have struggled with how to make the tragedy of Matamoros come alive in a way that will do justice to the raw experience I witnessed. Of course, there is no justice in their raw experiences—that is the point,” writes Seattle lawyer Jill B. Scott.

Does ban on encouraging illegal immigration violate First Amendment? SCOTUS to decide
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a 1986 law making it a crime to encourage unauthorized immigration is an unconstitutional infringement on free speech.
Afternoon Briefs: Book says Kennedy suggested Kavanaugh to Trump; no retrial for med-mal defendant who helped juror

Kennedy suggested Trump appoint Kavanaugh to replace him, book alleges

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy told President Donald Trump in April 2017 that he should consider his former clerk Brett…

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