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Finding Solutions for the Troubling Legal Foundation of the TPS Program

The Trump administration has made a series of confusing, slightly out-of-sync decisions regarding the extension, or end, of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the various foreign nationals who now enjoy the benefits of that program. Many of them have been in the United States for years and years and years, making a laughing stock of the word "temporary".

Ninth Circuit Order Stands on Habitual Drunkards

The Supreme Court last week denied certiorari in Ledezma-Cosino v. Sessions, allowing to stand an en banc order from the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that an alien could be denied cancellation of removal under section 240A(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as a "habitual drunkard".
Topics: Criminal Aliens

The Danger of President Trump's Outbursts on Immigration

In my work at the Center for Immigration Studies, I have tried to make the case that there are reasonable and respectable reasons to limit immigration. That is why I have frequently found President Trump's comments on the subject to be not just repugnant but destructive.

Amidst Anger at Trump, Guatemalan Columnist Chides Her Own Government

There is plenty of outrage in Guatemala and other Latin American countries over President Trump's already infamous comments about the quality of certain countries that send immigrants to the United States. But columnist Claudia Nunez, writing in the Guatemalan Newspaper Siglo 21 has used the occasion to criticize the leaders of migrant-sending countries for failing to provide opportunities for their people on the home front.

Who Gains the Upper Hand from Judge's DACA Reinstatement Order?

Many readers are already aware that William Alsup, a sitting federal district court judge with progressive activist proclivities, has issued an order not only blocking the Trump administration's phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — a misnomer if ever there was one — but actually going so far as to demand that the administration once again begin accepting applications.

Closed Meetings and Open Mouths

A flurry of comment about the president's language

On January 12, 2018, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump used an expletive during a closed-door, bipartisan meeting with members of Congress about proposals to regularize the status of nationals from Haiti, El Salvador, and unspecified African countries.
Topics: Politics
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