Immigration/Border Security EOs:
On 21 February 2017, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security released two memos that provide guidance on how to implement the two presidential Executive Orders that were issued 25 January 2017.
For primary sources and explainers, view the following:
*Asylum under Threat: Impact of President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders and the Department of Homeland Security’s Memoranda on Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [text]
DHS Immigration Enforcement Guidelines (InfoDocket, Feb. 2017) [access]
DHS Implementation Memos Regarding Trump's Immigration EOs: A Summary [text]
Implementing the Executive Orders: The DHS Memo (The Asylumist, Feb. 2017) [text]
- This post discusses how the DHS memo on border security could affect the asylum system.
"New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions," New York Times, 21 Feb. 2017 [text]
- See also this NYT explainer.
Trump Executive Order and DHS Guidance on Interior Enforcement: A Brief Review (Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 2017) [text]
Related commentary & analysis:
"Can Mexico Block Trump’s New Deportation Rules?," The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Process (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later? (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
"The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like," New York Times, 25 Feb. 2017 [text]
Is Expelling Immigrants a Smart Way to Help Lower-skilled US Workers? (American Enterprise Institute Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
- References this study, "Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion."
"President Trump is on Shaky Ground with His New Immigration Order," Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
Suits Challenging Confinement of Noncitizens Jump (TRAC, Feb. 2017) [text]
"Trump Deportation Order Risk: Immigrants Driven Underground," New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
"Trump's Quick Deportation Plan May be Illegal, Past Immigration Chiefs Say," USA Today, 24 Feb. 2017 [text]
Travel Ban/Refugees EO - Commentary & Analysis:
Do-Overs and Judicial Legitimacy: Thoughts as We Await the New Immigration Executive Order (Just Security Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
"Donald Trump: What Should We Expect from the US President's New Executive Order?," ABC (Australia), 28 Feb. 2017 [text]
- See also related Politico story.
"Fact-Checking Claims about Trump’s Travel Ban," New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
"Judge’s Pause of Trump Travel Ban Takes Page from Republican Challenge to Obama Executive Action on DACA," Migration Information Source, 21 Feb. 2017 [text]
Leaked DHS Report Contradicts White House Claims on Travel Ban (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
Meet the Evangelicals Trying to Make the GOP Care about Refugees (Vox, Feb. 2017) [text]
Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
"Refugees Entering the U.S. Already Face a Rigorous Vetting Process," New York Times, 29 Jan. 2017 [text]
Since Travel Order Lifted, More Than 1,800 Refugees from Affected Countries Have Entered U.S. (Pew Research, Feb. 2017) [text]
"The Trickle of Refugees Fleeing the U.S. to Canada Could Become a Deluge in the Spring," Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
"Trump’s Travel Ban: The Legal Path Ahead for New Executive Order," VOA News, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
Trump’s Travel Ban Could Let Repressive Regimes Decide Who Can Enter US (Just Security Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
"What Happens to Refugees Turned Away by the Safe Third Country Agreement," Vice, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
- Regional Focus: United States (17 Feb. 2017)