08 January 2019

Regional Focus: United States

Blog posts & news items:

Asylum Ban Litigation: Supreme Court Declines to Stay Injunction (Lawfare Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]

Fees for Asylum? How About Premium Processing Instead? (The Asylumist, Jan. 2019) [text]

"How Trump Could Use a National Emergency to Get His Border Wall, Explained," Vox, 8 Jan. 2019 [text]

The Irony and the Agony of a Government Shutdown (The Asylumist, Jan. 2019) [text]

It’s Getting Harder to Win Asylum in Court, at Least for Some Applicants (The Asylumist, Dec. 2018) [text]

The Judicial Black Sites the Government Created to Speed Up Deportations (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

New Government Data Reveals Immigration Arrests and Deportations Increased in 2018 (Immigration Impact Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]

*"Supreme Court Denies Trump Administration Request to Immediately Enforce New Asylum Rules," Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2018 [text]

Terrorists and the Southern Border: Myth and Reality (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

*This Graphic Shows 200 Years of US Immigration as the Rings of a Growing Tree Trunk (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

US Deporting Iraqis without Valid Documents (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2018) [text]

"When Death Awaits Deported Asylum Seekers," Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2018 [text]

Govt. policy/documents:

"Newly Released FOIA Documents Shed Light on Border Patrol's Seemingly Limitless Authority ," The Intercept, 7 Jan. 2019 [text]

Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announces Historic Action to Confront Illegal Immigration (Dept. of Homeland Security, Dec. 2018) [text]
- See also related UNHCR statement and recent Guardian article providing an update.


"Asylum and the Abuse of Administrative Law," The Regulatory Review, 20 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Detainers, Discretion, and State Law's Historical Constraints," Brooklyn Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

Does Halting Refugee Resettlement Reduce Crime? Evidence from the United States Refugee Ban, IPL Working Paper, no. 18-03 (Immigration Policy Lab, Dec. 2018) [text]

Growth in the Immigration Court Backlog Continues in FY 2019 (TRAC, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Immigration Adjudication in the 'Trump Era'," The Regulatory Review, 29 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Refugees Welcome?," Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, vol. 28 (2018) [full-text]

*There’s No National Security Emergency at the Border to Justify an Authoritarian Power Grab (WOLA, Jan. 2019) [text]


Border Tragedies: A Tempest Tossed Essay by Alex Aleinikoff on Trump Border Policies (Dec. 2018) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.


Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (17 Dec. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (17 Dec. 2018)

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