16 March 2017

Regional Focus: United States


As noted in this earlier blog post, the revised Executive Order entitled ""Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was due to go into effect today. However, two rulings issued by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have now prevented the latest travel ban from moving forward. Read more in this New York Times article.

Other ongoing litigation can be tracked via this Lawfare blog page.

A summary of the White House's possible next steps is provided by the Washington Post.


Are Puerto Ricans Really American Citizens? (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

"Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

How America's Idea of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality (NPR, March 2017) [text]

"It’s Still a Muslim Ban," New York Review of Books, 11 March 2017 [text]

The Legality of the 3/6/17 Executive Order, Part III: The Establishment Clause (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

The Nondiscrimination Obligation of Immigration and Nationality Act Section 202(A)(1)(A) (SSRN, March 2017) [text]

Revised Trump Executive Order and Guidance on Refugee Resettlement and Travel Ban (Migration Policy Institute, March 2017) [text]

Sanctuary 101, Part III: Can Trump Condition Federal Funds This Way? (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

Sanctuary 101, Part IV: Does § 1373 Unconstitutionally Commandeer the States? (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

US Funding for the UN - in Charts (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

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- Regional Focus: United States (14 March 2017)

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