Miller Mayer’s Steve Yale-Loehr Quoted Regarding DACA, Immigration Sanctuaries, Immigration Enforcement, the Diversity Immigrant Program, and Work Permits for H-4 Spouses

Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted in the following publications:

On the cancellation of the work permit program for H-4 spouses:

  Huffington Post:  These Indian Women’s Lives Are Frozen by American Immigration Laws

Mr. Yale-Loehr noted that the Department of Homeland Security is putting final touches on a proposal to rescind the H-4 work permit program. The rule is expected to be published in June, after which it will go through a series of reviews and clearances that could take months, he said.

On DACA’s Future:

  Politico: DACA’s Legal Labyrinth

Commenting on various options for how the DACA court cases may play out, Mr. Yale-Loehr said the liberal 9th Circuit—urged by the Supreme Court to act “expeditiously” in the California cases—could rule by the end of the summer to keep DACA alive, prompting the administration to petition the Supreme Court. Oral arguments could then be heard in early spring 2019, and a high court decision handed down next June. This timetable, he conceded, “is very speculative.”

On ICE Enforcement Tactics and Limited Power of Sanctuary Designations:

  Christian Science Monitor:  In Boston, Pushback on Controversial ICE Tactic Separating Families

Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for enforcement, Mr. Yale-Loehr noted: “If you want to increase your numbers quickly, arresting people who turn up at [immigration services] are low-hanging fruit. You know what time they’re going to be there.”

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“A sanctuary designation doesn’t mean much. It doesn’t prevent ICE officials from entering that city or state,” Mr. Yale-Loehr noted.

On Visa Officers’ Rigorous Examination of Applicants:

  FactCheck.org: FactChecking Trump’s Nashville Rally

President Trump claimed: “Think of it, a lottery. You pick people. Now, let me ask you. So these countries that are sending people in—do you think they are sending us their finest?” Mr. Yale-Loehr noted, “Among other things, the consular officer must make sure the individual is not ‘inadmissible.’ This means that the person has not committed a crime, doesn’t have a serious health problem, isn’t a terrorist, hasn’t committed fraud, and hasn’t overstayed in the U.S. before.”

2018-06-05T19:14:04+00:00June 5th, 2018|