Author Archives: Jill Family

A Regulatory Rollback in Immigration Law?

by Jill Family — Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment to help it identify “regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification” in response to President Trump’s executive order directing agencies to conduct such inquiries.  The EPA notice made me wonder if we will see a similar notice from the immigration agencies seeking similar input. […]

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Due Process Waivers in Immigration Law

by Jill Family — Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

The Trump Administration’s immigration law policies are shining new light on the due process gaps in immigration law. In addition to the due process issues raised by his travel ban, President Trump’s new policies on expedited removal raise legal questions about the absence of process in immigration law. There is another due process gap that […]

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Due Process Sleight of Hand, by Jill E. Family

by Jill Family — Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

[2/21 3:10PM Update: The final signed versions of the Kelly guidance memos are available here. The final version of the relevant memo includes the same rationale about immigration court backlogs discussed in this post.] Are these the actual guidance memos? Two guidance memos signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly recently surfaced that appear to […]

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