January 2, 2015
by Yuxin Jiang
JURIST Guest Columnist Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, of Penn State Law, discusses President Obama's executive actions on immigration and analyzes the two main immigration reform programs ...On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration aimed at reducing ...[read more]
December 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A coalition of 17 states led by Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott filed suit against President Barack Obama Wednesday challenging his executive action on immigration. Abbott sharply criticized the president's action stating that "he President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Seton Hall University School of Law released a report on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, asylum seekers are not ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill which would create new pathways to US citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the US. Senators voted 68-32 to pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, which would allow ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Sabrina Ramirez, Barry University School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the new immigration reform and the Hispanic vote's impact on the reform... The Immigration Bill Immigration reform, a highly politicized topic, polarizes the country in two factions; those that ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 14, 2010, the US Conference of Mayors passed a resolution opposing SB 1070, the controversial Arizona immigration law, and supporting federal immigration reform. The organization, which represents thousands of cities larger than 30,000 people, passed the resolution at the annual meeting of ...[read more]
May 22, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved S. 744, an immigration reform bill. The bill, entitled the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, is intended to help create a 13-year path to citizenship for the approximately 11 million current undocumented ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 16, 2008, the Texas Border Coalition, a group of Texas-based business owners and officials, filed a class action lawsuit to enjoin the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a fence on the US-Mexico border. The group claimed that approval of the fence's construction ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A bipartisan group of US senators on Tuesday unveiled details of the long-awaited immigration reform bill that would remove the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants and provide a path to citizenship. Under the legislation, an undocumented immigrant would have the ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Lawmakers said Sunday that a bipartisan commission of US senators for immigration reform has reached an agreement after labor and business resolved disagreements over the immigration overhaul. Lawmakers are expected to announce the new immigration reforms when Congress reconvenes next week. There ...[read more]

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