The Trump administration is poised to enact sweeping changes to American immigration policy by drastically restricting who is eligible for green cards and eventual citizenship.
Under longstanding law, the “General Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas and Ineligible for Admission” have included “[a]ny alien who,
Guest post by Rosa Baum, a first year student in a four-year dual degree program, pursing a JD and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School. She is originally from Boulder, Colorado. She focuses on the intersection of
When President Trump made his “shithole” countries comment earlier this year, he revealed the ugly undercurrent of racism that has animated U.S. immigration law and policy since the Republic’s founding.
Whether such sentiments are made explicit or not, notions of which immigrants are “worthy” or “legal”
On February 26, a California district court judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot revoke DACA recipients’ work authorization without giving recipients a chance to contest the decision. The Trump administration originally planned to end DACA on March 5, 2018. News outlets reported the ruling
A week ago, a San Francisco jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, of murder in the death of Kate Steinle, which took place on July 1, 2015. The defense argued that Garcia Zarate happened upon the gun, which accidentally fired while pointed
In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detained Alejandro Rodriguez, a lawful resident working as a dental assistant. Rodriquez was brought to the U.S. when he was an infant. DHS initiated removal proceedings against Rodriguez after he was convicted for possession of a controlled substance
This week marks one year since Donald Trump won the presidential election. The next day, I wrote a reflection piece for this blog, outlining the fears many of us shared and voicing hope and determination we held onto. Now, a year later, I write about
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted Massachusetts a one-year extension for coming into compliance with the REAL ID Act, a law that requires state-issued identification cards to meet certain standards in order to be recognized by the federal government. But Massachusetts
Last spring, I wrote about Lee v. United States, a case on appeal from the Sixth Circuit that was still pending before the Supreme Court at the time. Lee arose from a plea bargain entered into by Jae Lee, a lawful permanent resident who had
Under the Trump administration, immigration law and policy have been at the forefront of our national consciousness. We have seen the images of attorneys on laptops clustered around the electrical outlets at airports in response to the travel bans, and videos of children pleading with