Immigration Law

1290 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Political unrest, violence have forced millions to migrate and seek protection of the rule of law

When countries lack the capacity to stop violence and corruption, and their legal and law enforcement systems lack the ability to hold perpetrators responsible, their people often have no other choice but to seek protection elsewhere.

Commission on Immigration urges widespread reform

“A person comes to our borders, legitimately seeking asylum from, say, political or religious persecution,” said Massachusetts Bar Association delegate Kevin Curtin, a prosecutor for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. “We then lock her up. We might separate her from her children. And then, we prevent her from having access to counsel. … We wouldn’t do that to what my grandmother would call common criminals.”

Chemerinsky: The stakes are enormous for immigrants in upcoming DACA cases

On Nov. 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a trio of cases involving whether President Donald Trump acted impermissibly in rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Immigration office’s new structure may have adverse impacts, ABA president says
The proposed reorganization of the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review could adversely impact noncitizens’ access to legal information and services and the administrative review of immigration decisions, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez wrote in a letter Friday.
Quick deportation process for asylum-seekers to be reviewed by Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether asylum-seekers are entitled to federal court review of expedited removal orders.
4 federal judges rule against Trump on immigration issues in 1 day

Immigration Law

Afternoon Briefs: 9-year-old is charged with murder; court nominee won’t answer Ukraine questions

9-year-old boy is charged with murder

A 9-year-old boy in central Illinois has been charged with arson and five counts of murder for allegedly causing a mobile home fire in…

SCOTUS opens new term with criminal law cases addressing insanity defense and unanimous juries

The U.S. Supreme Court has several blockbuster cases in its new term—on gay and transgender rights, federal immigration enforcement and gun regulation. But before it gets to any of those, the court on the first day of the term will take up two criminal law cases raising significant questions, even though only a handful of states are affected by each.

Afternoon Briefs: MGM to pay up to $800M in Vegas shooting; 141 partner promotions announced

MGM agrees to pay up to $800M settlement in Vegas mass shooting

MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle claims of alleged negligence in…

Chemerinsky: Weighty matters load the Supreme Court’s next term
The U.S. Supreme Court justices return from their summer recess Monday to a calendar filled with potential blockbuster cases. Typically, about half the docket is set before the justices’ recess at the end of June, with the remaining cases taken between the beginning of October and the middle of January. But just based on what already is on the docket, this term could be filled with cases of great significance.
Judges rule against US in 3 immigration cases, including its bid to indefinitely detain children
Federal judges ruled against the Trump administration Friday in three cases challenging its plans to quickly deport some immigrants and detain others, including immigrant children.
DHS decision to expand expedited removal is ‘a direct affront to due process,’ ABA president says
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision to expand expedited removal to include individuals found anywhere in the country within two years of their entry is “a direct affront to due process,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez wrote in a letter Monday.
Afternoon Briefs: French chef sues over Michelin rating; suits challenge ICE courthouse arrests

French chef sues over Michelin rating

French chef Marc Veyrat has sued the Michelin Guide for lowering the rating of his La Maison des Bois restaurant from three stars to…

Judge says landlord should pay $17K for threatening to call ICE on tenant; decision could be a first
An administrative law judge in New York City ruled earlier this month that a landlord should pay a $5,000 fine and $12,000 in damages for threatening to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on a tenant who was in the country illegally.
New asylum cases swamp border courts

Early this year, the Trump administration began forcing thousands of migrants seeking asylum to return to Mexico, to wait there for immigration court hearings that would decide whether they could…

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