Immigration 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.

The Cost of the Immigration Detention Bed Quota

Scholar argues that bed quotas financially burden taxpayers and may violate the law.

Dispatches from the DNC – Day 1 Recap

Following the fallout over a massive email leak, the Democratic Party sought to unite on the Convention’s opening night.

Executive Power After United States v. Texas

This closely watched case highlights larger lessons about the limits on executive power.

The Role of Faithful Execution in U.S. Immigration Policy

Patricia Bellia explores legality of deferred action program under the faithful execution clause.