Articles on Immigration Law

Recent Case Law Supports the Granting of Asylum Depending on the Facts to Victims of Domestic Abuse By Ralph E. Guderian International and Immigration Law, February 2022 A look at recent caselaw supporting the granting of asylum to victims of domestic abuse.
Relief or Obligations That a Practitioner Must Be Aware of When Dealing With Immigrant Populations By Carlos Cisneros-Vilchis International and Immigration Law, November 2021 An overview of how immigration law intersects with criminal, family, and employment law.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Update: Age of Protection in Illinois Extended From 18 to 21 By Hillary Richardson International and Immigration Law, November 2021 Public Act 102-0259, signed into law on August 6, 2021, protects vulnerable youth ages 18-21 by allowing them to access Illinois courts in a way that complies with federal immigration law.
Relief or Obligations That a Practitioner Must Be Aware of When Dealing With Immigrant Populations By Carlos Cisneros-Vilchis Young Lawyers Division, October 2021 An overview of how immigration law intersects with criminal, family, and employment law.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Update: Age of Protection in Illinois Extended from 18 to 21 By Hillary Richardson Child Law, October 2021 Public Act 102-0259, signed into law on August 6, 2021, protects vulnerable youth ages 18-21 by allowing them to access Illinois courts in a way that complies with federal immigration law.
2021 Illinois State Bar Association Annual Update on Immigration Law and Practice: A General Overview and Current Outlook By Scott D. Pollock & Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, March 2021 An overview of the current landscape of immigration law.
MORE Act Impact on Immigration Issues By Thomas Howard & Ivette Cuenod International and Immigration Law, February 2021 A look at the potential repercussions of the MORE Act on immigration matters.
Supreme Court Immigration Docket 2020-2021 By Prof. Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, February 2021 Summaries of major immigration law cases on the U.S. Supreme Court's docket for the 2020-21 term.
Free Speech and Soliciting Aliens to Violate Immigration Law: United States v. Sineneng Smith By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, December 2020 In United States v. Sineneng-Smith, the U.S. Supreme Court determined whether provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allow a felony prosecution where any person encourages or induces and alien to enter or reside in the U.S. if the encourager knew or recklessly disregarded that such coming was in violation of law, is overbroad and a violation of the First Amendment.
Temporary Protected Status: It’s Time to Get It Right By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, December 2020 A look at the varying interpretations and opinions as to what Congress meant when it created the temporary protected status 30 years ago.
A New Rule of Evidence: The Effect of Immigration Status in Illinois Civil Proceedings By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, September 2020 The Illinois General Assembly, following other states, has enacted a new rule of evidence that applies to civil proceedings.
The Story of Ricardo Santiago, a Local DACA Recipient and Law Student By Hon. Geraldine D’Souza Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2020 A look at the life of a local Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient.
A New Rule of Evidence: The Effect of Immigration Status in Illinois Civil Proceedings By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2020 The Illinois General Assembly, following other states, has enacted a new rule of evidence that applies to civil proceedings.
Immigration Cases to Watch on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket 2019-20 By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2020 Summaries of U.S. Supreme Court immigration cases.
Recent Developments With Immigration Law and Practice 2019-2020 By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, January 2020 Summaries of recent activity and changes in the field of immigration, from local agency office procedures to sweeping policy changes.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Protecting Abused, Abandoned, or Neglected Immigrant Children By Hillary Richardson International and Immigration Law, August 2019 In light of recent increased immigration raids and enforcement, it is more important than ever for immigrant families to have competent legal screenings to assess for relief from deportation.
Two New Bills Affecting Immigrant Children Signed Into Law By Rebehak Rashidfarokhi Child Law, August 2019 Summaries of two bills affecting the rights of immigrant children in Illinois that were recently signed into law.
Most of the people from Central America entering and seeking asylum in the United States will not be successful By Ralph E. Guderian International and Immigration Law, July 2019 Research shows the ultimate granting of asylum in the United States for people currently fleeing from the Central American countries appears to be the exception rather than the norm.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Protecting abused, abandoned, or neglected immigrant children By Hillary Richardson Child Law, May 2019 In light of recent increased immigration raids and enforcement, it is more important than ever for immigrant families to have competent legal screenings to assess for relief from deportation.
Asylum and refugee law By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2019 An overview of asylum and refugee resettlement laws.
The latest on sanctuary laws and litigation By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2019 An overview of sanctuary laws and litigation.
A modern-day dual sword of Damocles: The current threat looming over sanctuary cities By Juanita B. Rodriguez Human and Civil Rights, December 2018 As immigration reform rises to the top of the nation's political agenda, emphatic rhetoric from both sides centers on sanctuary policies enacted by state and local governments.
Denaturalization: A new government foray By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, November 2018 An overview of issues that are often overlooked by those who seek citizenship without counsel.
Foreign students/maintenance of status: A primer By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, November 2018 An overview of how foreign students seek admission to the United States.
Immigration law update International and Immigration Law, November 2018 The International and Immigration Law Section Council will present a webinar on December 6, 2018 providing a review of current developments in immigration law.
Student outreach to The John Marshall Law School By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, November 2018 On September 18, 2018, members of the International & Immigration Law Section Council met with law students at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago to present on careers in international and immigration law.
A modern-day dual sword of Damocles: The current threat looming over sanctuary cities By Juanita B. Rodriguez Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2018 As immigration reform rises to the top of the nation's political agenda, emphatic rhetoric from both sides centers on sanctuary policies enacted by state and local governments.
A modern-day dual sword of Damocles: The current threat looming over sanctuary cities By Juanita B. Rodriguez Local Government Law, May 2018 As immigration reform rises to the top of the nation's political agenda, emphatic rhetoric from both sides centers on sanctuary policies enacted by state and local governments.
Refugee resettlement 2017 By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2018 In September 2017, President Trump issued his most recent determination capping refugee admissions for FY 2018 at 45,000, an all-time low in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Temporary protected status (TPS) By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2018 Pursuant to INA 244, (8 U.S.C. 1254), the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.

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