26 May 2017

Regional Focus: United States


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued its opinion in the case of IRAP v. Trump, which "affirm[s] in part a district court's nationwide preliminary injunction issued against the Trump administration's revised travel ban... ." The Justice Department announced it will seek a Supreme Court review.  Visit the court's web site for more information about the case.
  • "Appeals Court Keeps Block on Revised Trump Travel Ban; Administration Vows SCOTUS Appeal," Politico, 25 May 2017 [text]
  • "Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump’s Revised Travel Ban," New York Times, 25 May 2017 [text]
  • The Fourth Circuit and the Refugee EO: Establishing Confusion (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text] [update via ImmigrationProf Blog]
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling is a Victory for American Ideals (Human Rights First, May 2017) [text]
  • Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction on Trump’s Travel Ban in IRAP v. Trump: A Summary (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Going Beyond IRAP v. TRUMP: Challenging “Bad Faith” Governmental Actions Denying Non-Citizens Admission into the United States (Insightful Immigration Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Thoughts on the Appellate Court Decision against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban (The Volokh Conspiracy Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Travel Ban Remains on Hold Following 4th Circuit Ruling (SCOTUS Blog, May 2017) [text]

Anti-terror Rules are Blocking Aid to Conflict Zones (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

*"Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status," Federal Register, vol. 82, no. 99 (24 May 2017) [text]
- TPS for Haitians extended for six months.

Fewer Refugees Arrive in U.S., with Declines in 46 States (Pew Research, May 2017) [text]

Fred Korematsu and the Forgotten Legacy of Lies (The Asylumist Blog, May 2017) [text]

*Getting Asylum: Protection in the United States (Stanford Law School, May 2017) [access]
- First guide to provide step-by-step instructions for individuals to advocate on behalf of themselves ("pro se"). Available in English and Spanish.

How President Trump Could Cheaply & Quickly End Illegal Immigration (Cato at Liberty Blog, May 2017) [text]

Illogical Fears Generate Illogical Policies: Notes from the Center for Immigration Studies “Asylum Fraud” Panel (The Asylumist, May 2017) [text]

"Immigration Arrests up under Trump, Including Sharp Rise for Those Without Criminal Records," Washington Post, 17 May 2017 [text]

"'Refugee Processing has Ground to a Halt': A Group of Senators Wants to Know Why," Washington Post, 4 May 2017 [text]

"Trump Justice Budget Targets Illegal Immigration," Politico, 23 May 2017 [text]


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- Regional Focus: United States (17 May 2017)

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