DACA Victory!

We at the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice (“Center for Immigration Law”) are extremely pleased with the Supreme Court’s opinion on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  In Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of California, 591 U.S. __ (2020), the majority of the Supreme Court held that the federal government’s rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.”  It recognized that DACA was a policy that did more than provide deferred action, but also provided benefits such as allowing DACA recipients to work.  By arbitrarily revoking DACA, the federal government failed to consider DACA recipients’ legitimate reliable interests on the policy.   This historic […]

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Prof. Randi Mandelbaum Comments on Denials And Delays of Special Juvenile Status Applications

Reuters reported on the increased rejections of applications and delays in the processing of applications filed by immigrant youths under the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. Under SIJ, immigrant youths (defined as those who are below 21 years old) may submit an application for permanent residency if they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent. As CILPJ affiliate faculty and Child Advocacy Clinic Director, Prof. Randi Mandelbaum explained, the law requires the administration to process these applications within six months.  Yet, she has cases that have lingered for over a year. Here’s the rest of the story.

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The US is Violating an American’s Right to Return

Recently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to allow an American,  Hoda Muthana, to come back to the United States.  In so doing, CILPJ Director Prof. Rose Cuison Villazor argues that Secretary of State Pompeo has violated one of the most important rights of citizenship —the right to return to the United States. Here’s her op-ed on this issue.

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