Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted in several media outlets regarding the United States offering temporary safe haven to Hong Kong residents. An article in the South China Morning Post notes that in 1989, President George Bush granted Chinese students temporary safe haven after Beijing’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, and Congress followed up by passing a law in 1992 to allow Chinese students in the United States at the time of the Tiananmen Square violence to apply for permanent residence. “If the human rights situation in Hong Kong worsens, Congress may need to do that here as well,” Mr. Yale-Loehr said:
- “U.S. Offers Temporary ‘Safe Haven’ for Hongkongers in Response to Crackdown on Opposition,” South China Morning Post
- “Biden grants deportation amnesty to Hong Kong residents to protect them from Chinese crackdown,” Washington Times
Steve was quoted by Univision in “Judge Blocks Order That Allowed Cops to Stop Vehicles Transporting Immigrants in Texas.” “The federal government will surely challenge Governor Abbott’s immigration plans as illegal. Arizona tried something similar about 10 years ago, but the Supreme Court struck down key parts of SB 1070 as violating federal immigration law,” he said. https://www.univision.com/noticias/inmigracion/juez-bloquea-orden-que-permitio-detener-vehiculos-que-transporten-indocumentados-texas (Spanish, with English translation offered)
Steve was quoted by Law360 in “DHS Defense of Trump Rules May Invite Further Litigation.” He said, “We saw an explosion of efforts by the prior administration to change immigration law through regulatory proposals, and this administration has withdrawn some of them and brought back more normal regulatory proposals.” Mr. Yale-Loehr also noted, however, that the Biden administration “seems intent on continuing the Trump administration’s effort to revise the H-1B program in terms of how they select individuals, going away from a lottery system to a salary-based system. That’s going to be controversial and will probably generate litigation if that kind of rule is finalized.” https://www.law360.com/articles/1407896/dhs-defense-of-trump-rules-may-invite-further-litigation (registration required).