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Update on Enforcement of Trump Executive Order (Jan. 31, 2017)

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." The hasty implementation of the EO and the ensuing aftermath created much controversy and confusion regarding the status of affected...

No Moves to End DACA in the Early Days of the Trump Administration

During his Presidential campaign, now - President Donald Trump stated that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and the currently enjoined Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) Program on his first day in office.

Potential Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on Chevron Deference

In this article, we will examine Judge Gorsuch's views on Chevron deference through a couple of his immigration decisions.

Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham Propose Important Legislation to Defund the UN

In significant news, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to cut off funding to the United Nations until it reverses the recent anti-Israel Security Council vote.

Non Immigrant Visas- What's The Law Say

Entering the United States requires permission from the government authority. This permission is known as a Visa. The visa allows people to enter into a foreign country for a specific purpose and a specific time.

White House Issues Insufficient Statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 2017, the White House released a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The statement has drawn controversy and ire because of its failure to specifically mention the Jewish people, the primary victims and targets of the Holocaust.

Secretary Kerry's Unintentional Irony

On January 16, 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry criticized President-Elect Donald Trump's criticisms of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel's refugee and migrant policies. Secretary Kerry's remarks turned out to be quite unintentionally ironic.

Senator Jeff Flake Plans to Propose Legislation to Break Up the Ninth Circuit

On February 1, 2016, I posted a blog addressing concerns presented by Doug Ducey, the Governor of Arizona, about his state being in the appellate jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Nearly one year later, The Hill reports that...

Trump Immigration Executive Order PAUSED.

Federal Court stays certain provisions of President Trump's Executive Order. With immigration law changing daily, stay tuned to Baurkot & Baurkot.

Board of Immigration Appeals Requests Amicus Briefs on the Material Support Bar

On January 9, 2017, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued an Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-09. This means that the Board is asking for amicus - "friend of the court" - briefs on a specific issue. Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-09 is about the "material support bar."

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