Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Newsweek in “CBP Accused of Acting ‘Above the Law’ After Forcing Iranian Student With Visa to Board Flight Back Home, Despite Emergency Stay.” Steve said he was disturbed to hear not only about the Iranian student’s story but also of reports of dozens of Iranian Americans claiming to have been detained and questioned at a border crossing in Washington state recently. He said the incidents raised concerns that the United States might be “doomed to repeat past mistakes. For example, we now realize that interning U.S. citizens of Japanese descent during World War II was a mistake. Congress even passed a law in 1988 apologizing for the interments and making reparations. Similarly, detaining people of Muslim descent after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and making them go through special registration procedures failed to yield any significant results in finding and deterring other terrorists. As Benjamin Franklin once said: ‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The article is at https://www.newsweek.com/cbp-facing-backlash-iranian-student-refused-entry-despite-visa-stay-removal-1483499.
Steve was also quoted in numerous news outlets discussing the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing the Trump administration to proceed with its new public charge rule. “The public charge rule is the latest attack in the Trump administration’s war on immigrants,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration expert at Cornell University’s law school. “It makes it harder for working class people to immigrate to or stay in the United States. This rule is another brick in the invisible wall this administration is building to curb legal immigration.”