Washington, DC – The anti-immigrant judicial pipeline reared its ugly head yesterday, with the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the Biden administration’s attempt to end the MPP/Remain in Mexico program. As David Leopold described in August, The anti-immigrant judicial pipeline “flows from Republican Attorneys General to hand-picked... Continuar »
David Leopold: “A welcome first step” The Biden administration is taking steps to undo and repair some of the most cruel elements of the Trump era immigration. Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants remains a moral stain on the nation and one of the reasons he was rejected by the multiracial... Continuar »
Wealthy Investors Can Still Secure Green Cards; Major Green Card Shift from Those that Keep Families Together to Those for Foreign Employees of U.S. Companies  Yesterday, President Trump issued a proclamation that fundamentally restructured immigration law in place since 1952, at least for the next 60 days or longer... Continuar »
Meanwhile, Enforcement Continues Despite Public Health Concerns Much of the country has been asked and, in some cases, ordered to stay home and many government agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. consulates abroad, have greatly curtailed their services due to Covid-19. As a result, U.S.... Continuar »
Covering for his multiple failures to protect the American public from Covid-19, President Trump and his supporters have turned to their usual xenophobia and blaming of everyone else. It started early in the Trump administration with closures and defunding of key public health offices and cuts to critical public... Continuar »
The Immigrant Workforce is a Vital Part of the Essential Public Health & Safety Workforce and the Bulk of Agricultural and Food Security of the Nation The public health crisis created by COVID-19 has exposed the critical nature of workers in certain industries that are on the front lines... Continuar »
The incompetence and lack of guidance from the Trump administration has left states, local governments, school administrators, and so many others scrambling for their own responses to the virus that causes COVID-19 that, with federal government resources and leadership, could be far more productive. Similarly, we have seen little... Continuar »
The Trump Administration’s Travel Ban Against Women of Child-bearing Age Without any new action by Congress, the Trump administration posted a new regulation, effective tomorrow, that bans women of child-bearing age from being issued a visitor visa simply because they could be pregnant. The bottom line: a vast group... Continuar »
After news broke of Iranian-American citizens facing extended questioning and detention while reentering their country, leading immigration attorney David Leopold, Chair of Immigration at Ulmer & Berne and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, responded with a thoughtful article for Medium. Leopold underscores the deceptive and wrongful... Continuar »
Today, Human Rights First (HRF) issued a report entitled, “Human Rights Fiasco:  The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Returns Continue,” that compiles “overwhelming evidence that this illegal policy is a human rights catastrophe.” Yet, almost a year into this problematic program, the Trump administration... Continuar »