United States v. Carrillo-Lopez and the constitutionality of §1326 of the INA

By: Freeman Halle It is a criminal offense under 8 U.S.C §1326 for “removed aliens” - foreign nationals who have previously been denied admission, excluded, or removed – to reenter the United States, with limited exceptions.[1] Violations are punishable by fines, imprisonment up to two years, or both.[2] For those who were removed on account … Continue reading United States v. Carrillo-Lopez and the constitutionality of §1326 of the INA

Merits, not Marriage: The Long(er) Path of Employment-Based Immigration

By: Olivia Li “I’ve been lawfully in America since 2008. I’ve attended high school, college [and] law school here. I’ve passed [and] been admitted to the bar. I’m a public defender defending people’s constitutional rights. I still have no path to citizenship except marriage…And I had to move MOUNTAINS to get a work visa. Legal … Continue reading Merits, not Marriage: The Long(er) Path of Employment-Based Immigration

Migrant Protection Protocols Only Protect a Broken System

By: Yanneli Llamas Still reeling from the aftershocks of the Trump administration’s implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), those seeking asylum are met with yet another barrier in the wake of MPP’s reimplementation. MPP has not stemmed the flow of migration, but only places individuals fleeing danger in a position of greater vulnerability. Background … Continue reading Migrant Protection Protocols Only Protect a Broken System

Beware the Bonbon Eating Immigrants

By Timothy R. Koch In 2002, by a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an undocumented worker, Jose Castro—illegally laid off from his minimum-wage job making polyvinylchloride pellets because he participated in an unsuccessful unionization campaign—was not protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc., v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 … Continue reading Beware the Bonbon Eating Immigrants