Tag Archives: Elizabeth Montano

UMLR Editor-in-Chief Announced as One of 2019’s Finest Law School Writers

There is nothing we enjoy more than celebrating the achievements of the members of our family. Today we are especially proud to announce that our amazing leader and EIC, Elizabeth Montano, has been named a “2019 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner. This honor is given to only 10 articles from entries submitted by the nation’s […]

Will the Constitution Protect Thousands of Immigrants Now Living in Limbo?

ELIZABETH MONTANO—Approximately 70% of immigrants (around 280,000 people) in pending immigration proceedings are detained pursuant to statutes that decree mandatory detention—that is, detention that is required without any opportunity for individualized assessment of whether the detention is appropriate or even necessary. 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b) provides for the mandatory detention of individuals, such as asylum […]