Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted in several media outlets about migrant issues:
- “This Obscure, Now Contentious Law is Being Used to Expel Thousands of Migrants,” National Geographic. Commenting on temporary protected status for Haitians, Steve said, “The problem is that it only protects people who were already in the United States. People who are entering now are not eligible for TPS.” He also said that “the United States has to realize that more people are on the move in the world than ever before. We’re never going to be able to shut off our borders.” Read the full article here.
- “U.S. Diplomat Resigns and Denounces ‘Inhumane’ Refugee Deportations,” Correio Braziliense. Steve said, “The myriad migration situations, including Afghans and people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, make it more difficult for President Biden to advance his legislative agenda on immigration. Given the criticism leveled at the government, rightly or wrongly, it is much more difficult to persuade Congress to legalize several million immigrants. The White House is stuck in a political dilemma. President Joe Biden inherited the migration crises largely unleashed by Donald Trump. There is no easy or quick solution to these problems.” Read the full article here (in Portuguese with English translation available).
Steve was quoted by the Ritz Herald in “Proposed DACA Rule Offers Stability, as Doors Close in Congress.” Steve said, “The proposed rule becomes more important now that the Senate parliamentarian has ruled that legalization provisions for DACA recipients can’t be included in the budget reconciliation bill. While Democrats will try to find other ways to provide a path to a green card for Dreamers, the proposed rule could be a temporary safety net if legislation fails. In July, a federal district judge in Texas ruled that the DACA program, started in 2012 by then-President Obama through executive action, violated procedural rules. The new proposed rule would correct that problem. People will have a chance to comment on the proposed rule after it is published in the Federal Register. Thus, it will still take several months for the Biden administration to finalize the rule. And even after a final rule, conservative states could challenge the new regulation on the merits. Still, the proposed rule shows that the Biden administration is committed to continuing the DACA program.” Read the full article here.
Steve was quoted by Univision in “Immigrants March in Washington, DC, to Ask Congress for a Path to Citizenship.” Steve said that the problem with a Democratic plan to include immigration provisions in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package lies in the Senate, where “Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona) have already signaled that they are uncomfortable with the total $3.5 trillion dollar bill. In short, to be successful, Democrats must pass a very thick immigration thread through a very small legislative needle.” Read the full article here (in Spanish with English translation available).
Steve was quoted by Univision in “Immigration Ombudsman Advises Dreamers to Renew DACA Protection on Time.” Steve said that a new proposed rule “is about to be published to help about 700,000 Dreamers. The proposed rule could be published any day. The new regulation could put the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on a better legal basis.” He noted that “the rule to be proposed becomes more important now that the Senate’s top adviser (parliamentarian) has ruled that legalization provisions for DACA recipients cannot be included in the budget reconciliation bill. The new rule on the way could be a temporary safety net for Dreamers if the legislation fails.” Read the full article here (in Spanish with English translation available).