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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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The Right to Bear Arms? Muslim Americans and Second Amendment Rights: Part 1

This piece is the first of a two-part series on Muslim Americans and Second Amendment rights. Read the second post here. By Serena Rabie Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 The recent shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida has reinvigorated two … Continue reading

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The Guest Worker Visa Program and the Need for Reform

By Luis Arias Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 Employers in the United States sponsor thousands of temporary guest workers every year through the H-2 visa program. Employers that meet the specific regulatory requirements can either sponsor agricultural … Continue reading

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Fixing the EOIR: our immigration courts are desperately overburdened

By Luis Arias Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) adjudicates immigration cases by interpreting the nation’s immigration laws. The court is an agency within the Department of Justice and, under delegated authority from the Attorney … Continue reading

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Future of Undocumented Immigrants Still Uncertain Even After Obama’s Immigration Policy Deal

By Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Obama announced his plan to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows and be protected from deportation temporarily. Obama plans on using an executive … Continue reading

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