Tag Archives: immigration

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 […]

A Legal Defense for UnDACAmented Immigrants

ISABELLA LLANO—On September 5, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving roughly 800,000 DACA recipients in a state of uncertainty. In his announcement, Sessions claimed that the creation of DACA was an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.” As a […]

Florida Supreme Court Erroneously Concedes Constitutional Authority to Regulate the Bar in Godinez-Samperio

INGA IVSAN—In Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners re Question as to Whether Undocumented Immigrants are Eligible for Admission to the Fla. Bar(“Godinez-Samperio”), the Supreme Court of Florida was asked whether an undocumented immigrant was eligible for admission to the Florida Bar. Concluding that a 1996 federal law prevented the State from doing so absent passage […]

What Expansion of the L-1B Visa Means for U.S. Companies

BY ROBERT ROGERS—The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), underneath the DHS umbrella, recently released a memo with relevant information for technology companies hoping to hire foreign employees with specialized knowledge. Read on to learn more about how this could affect you and what it means going forward […]

The “Surge”: The Tug-Of-War Between a Clogged Immigration System and Humanitarian Help for Unaccompanied Minors

“Adrian grew up mostly on the streets in Guatemala City, his abusive father a crack addict and his mother everywhere but around, leaving him with a thin, green-eyed prostitute friend who would sometimes have sex with johns right there next to him. He’d seen robberies, stabbings, shootings; he’d never once set foot in a classroom. […]