Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted in the following publications:
“Fearing Trump, a U.S. campus calls for sanctuary,” published by The Toronto Star on January 2, 2017. The article features Cornell University, where a petition calling for the university to declare itself a safe haven for undocumented students has been signed by more than 2,000 students and professors. Mr. Yale-Loehr stated that although sanctuary campuses don’t have any legal standing, he predicts that federal agents under Trump will prioritize undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.
“What the Immigration Battle Could Look Like Under Trump,” published by CNN.com on December 27, 2016. He said some actions, like college campuses all making declarations of sanctuary for their students, even if they aren’t strong legally, are designed to win the court of public opinion. “There’s legislation, litigation and public opinion … and I think all three avenues will be deployed,” he said.
“The Devil is in the Details,” published by U.S. News & World Report on December 16, 2016. On immigration, President-elect Donald Trump may not get Congress to fund an expensive and extensive wall, but he could do a lot on his own to control who comes into the country, Mr. Yale-Loehr said. He also noted that Trump could try to make other changes, such rewriting certain regulations. “But any regulation requires notice and comments from the public. That takes several months, if not years” to complete, Mr. Yale-Loehr cautioned.
“The Biggest Immigration Cases of 2016,” published by Law360 on December 16, 2016. Yale-Loehr adds insight regarding the Jay Peak case, calling it “the most noteworthy litigation in the EB-5 area” in 2016. He also responded to the Torres v. Lunch case, saying that the case has “widespread implications for immigrants hoping to avoid removal, since being convicted of an aggravated felony has major consequences for deportation relief.” The full article can be viewed with a subscription.
“Once Accepted, Soon Rejected? New York’s Young Immigrants Uncertain Under Trump,” published by the New York Times on December 15, 2016. The article profiles several Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who worry what might happen to them if President-elect Donald Trump revokes the DACA program. According to Mr. Yale-Loehr, Mr. Trump’s options include canceling the program immediately or letting the existing two-year work permits expire.
“Advocates Vow To Fight Broad Deportation of Immigrants,” published by the Houston Chronicle on December 15, 2016. He noted that universities could provide counseling and legal assistance for students in the United States without authorization, and train administrators and campus police on what information they are required to disclose to federal authorities. They could require that immigration officials have an arrest warrant if they want to enter campus and detain students. And although it would not be legally binding, they could designate certain parts of the campus as safe spaces, Mr. Yale-Loehr said: “If every single campus in America does this to a degree, it will be very hard to go after everyone.”