Tag Archives: immigration

Immigrants, Gangs, and Due Process: Unconstitutional Vagueness in Immigration Law

HANNAH GORDON—Considering the manner in which President Donald J. Trump started off his campaign, it’s no surprise that immigration remains a constantly discussed topic in the news. This summer, we saw many headlines about the administration’s “zero tolerance policy” for people who cross the southern border without visas. Although crossing the border without a visa […]

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 […]