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David Leopold Outlines Legal Ramifications of WaPo Revelation of Costa Rican Caravan to Trump’s Club

The following is a statement from David Leopold, legal consultant to Anibal Romero, the lawyer for 25 undocumented former Trump employees, outlining the legal ramifications of Washington Post’s Joshua Partlow, Nick Miroff and David Fahrenthold’s new piece (see the video here) on the caravan of Costa Rican workers sent to Trump’s Bedminster golf club. Today’s explosive front page Washington Post exposé … Continue reading »

Trump Organization’s Abuses of Undocumented Workers Raise Serious Criminal Issues

David Leopold: “The pattern of behavior is criminal and the hypocrisy from Trump is unfathomable.” Workers from Trump Organization golf clubs in New York and New Jersey have made it clear in interviews — and meetings with lawmakers in Washington —  that the Trump Organization has engaged in a multi-state criminal conspiracy that stretches back … Continue reading »

In Addition to Thousands More Separated Children, Inspector General Concludes Family Separation Continues Under Dubious Standards and With Little Information

In July 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS, the agency charged with the care and custody of separated children, certified to a federal court that there were 2,654 children that ORR believed were separated by DHS.  Yesterday, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS IG) reported that there … Continue reading »

Instead of an Effective, Safe and Humane Solution to the Caravan, Trump Has Created Chaos

A Positive Way Forward Exists, Yet Trump Has Dismantled the Current System Since the beginning of the Trump presidency, Trump and his administration have tried multiple cruel and hard-line approaches to addressing the challenge of Central American migration. The Trump administration has cruelly separated families, is doing everything it can to lock up more migrating … Continue reading »

The Trump Administration’s Unprecedented and Brazen Assault on Asylum Law

The following are statements by DHS Watch in response to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s proposed regulation together with an impending Presidential proclamation that will create unprecedented and legally suspect bars to asylum. Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, and former USCIS Chief Counsel, said: With this regulation and the expected Presidential proclamation, … Continue reading »

Outrage Over Trump Policy Mounts as DHS Separates Children from Parents

Nationwide, observers are castigating the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of separating children from their parents. As David Leopold, Partner and Chair of Immigration for Ulmer & Berne and former President of American Immigration Lawyers Association, explained in an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, “What we have going on at the border and other areas is … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Jeff Sessions Begins Phase Two of Trump’s Brutal War On Immigrants and Immigration”

David Leopold, Partner and Chair of Immigration for Ulmer & Berne and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, writes in a new post for Medium that – with his late-week announcement that immigration judges can no longer invoke “Administrative Closure,” a procedure judges and prosecutors used to manage caseloads – “Jeff Sessions Begins Phase Two … Continue reading »

Legal & Policy Experts Analyze The Latest in Immigration

A recording of today’s call is available here. The Trump administration’s war on immigrants is escalating. In the last few weeks, the administration made policy, administrative, and directive changes that are not based on facts or needs, but on politics. ICE devastated Tennessee with a workplace raid, destroying the lives of workers, families, and the community as a … Continue reading »

David Leopold Responds to DOJ Imposed Quota for Immigration Judges

Due process be damned.  Once again, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his position as the nation’s top law enforcement officer to implement the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant political agenda.  The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration will pressure U.S. immigration judges to process cases faster by establishing a quota system tied to their annual performance reviews, … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Latest Updates on DACA

Immigration attorney David Leopold provides a Facebook LIVE update on DACA and answers questions from America’s Voice FB audience members. Immigration attorney David Leopold will update us tonight on the latest on DACA and will take your questions. Posted by America’s Voice on Tuesday, March 14, 2017