Immigration Policy

“Remain in Mexico” Policy Remains in Effect for Now

Recent Trump Administration immigration policy survives round one in the courts.

How Sessions Reshaped the U.S. Immigration Court System

In less than two years, the former Attorney General spearheaded significant changes to the U.S. immigration system.

Immigration Adjudication in the “Trump Era”

Scholar examines the former Attorney General’s increased political oversight of immigration courts.

Asylum and the Abuse of Administrative Law

The Trump Administration violated administrative procedure to overhaul asylum policy.

Loosening the Federal Grip on Immigration Policy

Scholar contends that the emergence of “integrative enforcement” shows a shifting locus of immigration policy.

Trump Never Really Ordered a Halt to Child Separations

The President’s executive order purportedly ending family separations was merely symbolic.

Executive Orders and the Limits of Presidential Authority

Federal judge discusses the Trump Administration’s original travel ban.

The Curious Bipartisan Push for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Despite its popularity, “evidence-based” policymaking is often less rational than it sounds.

On Immigration, Trump Is No Deregulator

The Trump Administration has significantly increased regulation of immigration—to the nation’s detriment.

The Fight Against the Travel Ban

Federal courts’ blocking of President Trump’s travel bans reaffirms the strength of the American system.

Revisiting Deference to Agencies in Criminal Deportation Cases

Scholar argues against using agency interpretations of immigration law in criminal deportation cases.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.