Earlier this week, our blog spent some time discussing how the Trump administration's proposed travel ban could have an adverse impact on the number of young people coming here to the U.S. to pursue some manner of study.
"What international students bring to our domestic students in the classroom is invaluable," says the vice president for enrollment management at the University of New Haven.
In our previous post, we discussed some of the primary components of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, an effort undertaken after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of a lower court to block its predecessor from taking effect earlier this year.
The Trump Administration officially released a revised version of its travel ban last week and, as expected, it has made some concessions in response to widespread criticism and, far more likely, in order to withstand inevitable legal challenges.
Over the last month, it's undoubtedly seemed as if all of the noteworthy developments in the area of immigration law have been occurring at the federal level. While it's certainly true that there has yet to be a dull moment since the recent change in presidential administrations, it's important not to overlook that there have been equally important -- and equally controversial -- developments taking place at the state level.
It's safe to say that the normally static area of immigration law has been completely upended over the last month thanks to the signing of an executive order by President Trump, which, to recap, prohibited all citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and all Syrians indefinitely.
It would perhaps be something of an understatement to say that this last week has been tumultuous as far as immigration law matters are concerned. Indeed, it's safe to say that seven days removed from President Donald Trump's signing of an unprecedented executive order banning travel from seven nations -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- for 90 days, there are still far more questions than answers.
While the area of immigration law is always in flux, major changes have historically been enacted piecemeal or with advance warning, such that potentially affected parties are provided with the necessary warning and, more significantly, the ability to make the necessary arrangements. This all changed Friday, however, following the signing of a highly controversial executive order by President Donald Trump that essentially enacted a 90-day travel ban from seven nations, including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan.
No one is perfect. However, many people are defined not by all the "right" things they do, but by the mistakes the make. This can certainly be the case for immigrants who live in Miami and elsewhere in the U.S. without proper documentation.
History was made back in December 2014 when the U.S. and Cuba agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties, effectively ending decades of Cold War hostilities. Indeed, since the Obama Administration's move toward normalizing relations with the regime of President Raul Castro, trade and travel restrictions have been lifted, communications have been improved, and the foundations for nascent business developments have been laid.