26 June 2018

Regional Focus: United States

Breaking news:

By 5 to 4, the US Supreme Court has upheld the latest version of Trump’s travel ban. Here is the text of the decision. See Politico and Vox for overviews. Vox also provides a flowchart of the different iterations of the travel ban, while the NYT looks at the principal countries affected.

Other news & developments:

"Fact Check: Trump, Illegal Immigration and Crime," NPR, 22 June 2018 [text]

"Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights," New York Times, 24 June 2018 [text]
- See also this NYT explainer on due process for undocumented migrants.

"U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council," NPR, 19 June 2018 [text]
- See also related Brookings blog post.

Government documents:

The Crisis at the Border by the Numbers (White House, June 2018) [text]
- See also Human Rights First blog post.

Fact Sheet: Zero-Tolerance Prosecution and Family Reunification (Dept. of Homeland Security, June 2018) [text]
- See also related Slate article.

Blog posts & commentary:

Amid Turmoil on the Border, New DOJ Policy Encourages Immigration Judges to Cut Corners (FIXGOV Blog, June 2018) [text]

Are Summary Denials Coming to Immigration Court? (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, June 2018) [text]

Detention of Migrant Families as “Deterrence”: Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Government Has Yet to Produce Evidence Showing the Travel Ban is about National Security (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

Immprof Op-Eds and Blog Posts on Family Separation, Immigration Detention, Asylum Law (ImmigrationProf Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Trump Administration Must Extend Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis (Just Security Blog, June 2018) [text]

*"Trump’s Asylum Policy is Eerily Similar to America’s during the Holocaust," Fortune, 19 June 2018 [text]

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Leaves No Room for Discretion (Lawfare Blog, June 2018) [text]

"Why the United States Needs More Immigrants," New Yorker, 22 June 2018 [text]

Reports & analysis:

"3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along the Southern Border," NPR, 22 June 2018 [text]

*Blockading Asylum Seekers at Ports of Entry at the US-Mexico Border Puts Them at Increased Risk of Exploitation, Violence, and Death (Center for Migration Studies, June 2018) [text]

Family Separation isn’t Just Immoral. It’s Likely Ineffective (Vox, June 2018) [text]

Far from a Retreat, the Trump Administration’s Border Policies Advance Its Enforcement Aims (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

How Immigration Court Works (The Conversation, June 2018) [text]

Trump’s Border Policies Strengthen Organized Crime. Here’s How (InSight Crime, June 2018) [text]

Vindicating the Rights of Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond: A Guide to Representing Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal and Reinstatement of Removal Proceedings (Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, June 2018) [text]

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming (Lawfare Blog, June 2018) [text]


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (United States) (22 June 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States (14 June 2018)

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