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US Immigration Law Archives

SCOTUS: Expanded entry permissible for relatives, not refugees

Earlier this week, we discussed how the Supreme Court of the United States was once again being called upon to address the Trump administration's controversial travel ban even though the matter had seemingly been put on the backburner until next October.

Who exactly is covered by the revised travel ban?

Last week, our blog discussed how the Supreme Court of the United States finally handed down a decision on the Trump administration's so-called travel ban. To recap, the justices, via an unsigned order, permitted a more limited version of the travel ban to proceed and scheduled oral arguments to decide the merits of the case when they reconvene in the fall.

SCOTUS: Trump administration may move forward with limited travel ban

Yesterday marked the final day of the 2016-17 term of the Supreme Court of the United States. As anticipated, the nation's high court handed down six decisions, including the highly anticipated ruling on the Trump administration's so-called travel ban.

What are SCOTUS' options regarding the travel ban?

In our last post, we discussed how the Department of Justice, on the heels of a recent defeat in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. Specifically, how it is now seeking a definitive determination from the nation's high court as to the constitutionality of the Trump Administration's travel ban.

DOJ asks SCOTUS to consider travel ban

As we mentioned last week, the revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump, which would prohibit individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days over national security concerns, was handed its most recent defeat two weeks ago by the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

State Department data shows decline in visas issued

As we've documented on our blog over the last several months, the executive order signed -- and subsequently revised -- by President Donald Trump barring people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days due to security concerns has been routinely defeated by the federal courts.

ICE figures show immigration-related arrests have risen dramatically

For those who have followed immigration-related news on a regular basis over the last few months, it may seem as if not a day has gone by without a headline announcing mass arrests being undertaken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in cities across the nation.

Miami immigration courts struggle with backlog of over 23,000 cases

The backlog of immigration cases in courts in Miami are growing. Why are these cases increasing at unusual rates? The new administration has resulted in a shift of culture within the courts. Courts are forced to shift from a focus on discretion with each individual case to one of enforcement.

What is a sanctuary city?

President Donald Trump made it clear during his campaign that he would be tough on immigration. Anyone that entered the country without following proper protocol was put on notice - deportation was imminent. In response to this tough stance, many local leaders publicly announced that their city would be a sanctuary to these immigrants.