Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr has co-authored the second edition of Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, published by Carolina Academic Press. The book introduces the reader to the legal concepts and experience of practicing immigration law by presenting the material through a series of hypotheticals. It is designed for both law students and attorneys, as it covers not only statutory provisions and key immigration law cases but also provides an understanding of the many government agencies involved in the immigration process and how to navigate the wide variety of adjudications that are central to the U.S. immigration system. The book goes beyond doctrine to implications for strategies and policy. For more information, including a video with the authors, or to order, see https://bit.ly/3IHUuwS.
Steve was quoted by Scripps Media in “Companies Add Immigration Reimbursement to List of Benefits.” Commenting on new immigrant assistance benefits some companies are offering, Steve said, “This is a new trend because of the tight labor market and employers need to figure out how to both attract and retain workers. And with foreign workers being a growing part of the employment base, [offering] benefits to foreign-born workers is increasingly one way that they can entice people to come work for them or to stay with them.” As examples, he noted that Amazon “has just started a reimbursement program to cover fees for a work permit renewal, which can cost between $410 and $495 every two years. [Tyson Foods], which is the biggest U.S. food processor, is expanding its immigration benefits by offering a program to its workers to give them free legal services ranging from work authorization renewals to green card and citizenship applications.” Read the article and find the video interview here.
Steve was quoted by Univision in ” ‘Remain in Mexico’ Is Still in Force and It Is Not Known When and How It Will Be Dismantled.” The article notes that although the Supreme Court determined at the end of June 2022 that the government can “cancel” the Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy, a series of legal requirements must be met to dismantle it and create a replacement protocol. “The Supreme Court ruling is significant for a number of reasons,” Steve said. First, the Court “preserved its right to decide the merits of an immigration dispute, even if immigration law prohibits lower courts from issuing an injunction. Second, the Court held that the immigration statute gives immigration officials discretion over whom to admit into the United States while they await an immigration hearing. And third, the majority noted that by interpreting federal law to require the return of asylum seekers to Mexico, the lower court in the case limited the ability of the executive branch to conduct foreign relations with Mexico.” In short, he said, the Court “upheld the Biden administration’s efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy,” although the process will take time. Read the article here (in Spanish, with English translation available).