Entries by David Isaacson

Entry Ban: FAQs – Updated 2/14/2017

These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 6 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 14, 2017. New developments continue […]

Entry Ban: FAQs – Updated 02/10/2017

These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 10, 2017. New developments continue […]

Can Some Returning Nonimmigrants Challenge an Expedited Removal Order in Court? How Recent Case Law May Provide a Window of Opportunity

Under section 235(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”),[1] U.S. immigration officers may order certain non-citizens[2] who are arriving in the United States to be removed on an expedited basis, without any appeal or meaningful judicial review.  This “expedited removal” process can lead to unfair results, but the conventional wisdom has been that it […]

A Preliminary Look At Some Of The Constitutional And Practical Problems With Arizona’s New Immigration Law

On April 23, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law SB 1070, a multipronged effort by the Arizona legislature to, in the words of the statute, “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”1 Among other things, SB 1070 creates […]

NEW USCIS POLICIES REGARDING HAITIAN ORPHANS: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT DO THEY GO FAR ENOUGH?

Following the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a number of measures to aid both Haitian nationals already in the United States, and certain Haitians who were in the process of coming to the United States as relatives of U.S. citizens. This article does not attempt […]