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It Is Not Illegal to Seek Asylum: An Analysis of the New Migrant Protection Protocols

By Sam Kulhanek Associate Editor, Vol. 24 In line with the Trump Administration’s recent efforts to restrict the right to seek asylum, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) appears to be keeping its December promise to return certain asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Does it Hurt to Ask? Citizenship Question Proposed for 2020 Census Faces Legal Challenges

By Rose Lapp Associate Editor, Vol. 24 Congress is granted the power to carry out the census by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution, which reads: “The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? (Part 2): End Sanctuary Cities

By John Spangler Associate Editor, Volume 23 It is not just the long election cycle that is a defining feature of Michigan politics today, but also the impact of term limits on who seeks what office.  The current incumbent is … Continue reading

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Trump’s Travel Ban: Is There a Way Out?

By Rita Samaan Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In the wake of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to block President Trump’s Executive Order 13769 (“Executive Order”), the President vowed to issue “a new executive action . . . that … Continue reading

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Imposition of Identity: Trump’s Immigration Order and the Racialization of Islam

By Asma Husain Associate Editor, Vol. 22 On January 27 of this year, newly-inaugurated President Trump issued an executive order temporarily immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen pending a report from the Department of Homeland Security, to … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Cities Resist Donald Trump’s Plan to Withhold Federal Funding

By Anonymous Associate Editor, Vol. 22 From the outset of his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump[1] took extreme stances on immigration.[2] He spoke about heavier enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent illegal crossings during his speech announcing his candidacy, claiming, … Continue reading

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