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Mohammed Jabbateh Conviction: A Human Rights Trial Cloaked in Immigration Crimes

 

On Oct. 18, a U.S. federal jury issued the first criminal conviction involving mass atrocities committed during Liberia’s First Civil War in the 1990s by a ULIMO rebel commander. Following a nine-day jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mohammed Jabbateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” was found guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury related to statements he made during immigration interviews and on documents after entering the United States from Liberia.…   continue »

Parties’ Letter Briefs on Mootness in Entry Ban Case at Supreme Court

Here’s the SG’s brief.  Here’s the ACLU’s brief on behalf of the IRAP plaintiffs.  And here’s the Hogan Lovells brief on behalf of the Hawaii plaintiffs.

Substantially for the reasons in the SG’s brief, and those I’ve discussed here previously, I think the Court will hold that the cases are (or, in the case of the refugee ban of Section 6(a), are about to be) moot.…   continue »

What Does the New Travel Ban Say About Trump’s Relationship to Judges? Stay Tuned…

In coming days and weeks, much of the discussion about President Donald Trump’s new travel ban will focus on its similarities and differences from its predecessors and what those mean for its avowed constitutionality and statutory basis.  And rightly so.  For the moment, though, it’s worth pausing to reflect on what its very issuance means for this President’s relationship to the courts. …   continue »

Reminder: The “Travel Ban” Expires This Morning (Probably Ending the Case, At Least for Now)

By the time you read this, the heart of the so-called “travel ban” will probably be no more.

Since June 29, the Executive branch, acting pursuant to Section 2(c) of Executive Order 13,780, has prohibited the nationals of six countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States unless they have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.  …   continue »

Why Congress Can’t Ignore the Health Impact of DACA

 

Nearly 700,000 young immigrants will spend the next six months in limbo, waiting to see whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed them to legally live and work in the United States, will get a lifeline or be allowed to expire—potentially sending them back to home countries they barely know.…   continue »

A Dream Deferred: Rescinding DACA Makes Us Less Secure

 

While rescinding  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, fits comfortably into the thematic vision of “America First” that resonates so well with President Donald Trump’s voter base, in reality the far-reaching ramifications of this anti-immigration decision are devastating and deeply undermine American values.…   continue »

Don’t Let Trump Hide Behind the Constitution in Ending DACA

On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally announced its decision to end one of President Obama’s signature immigration accomplishments—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). Designed to protect Dreamers, that policy has insulated from deportation as many as 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children.…   continue »