Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale Loehr was quoted by CBS News in “Republican-Led States Ask Judge to Shut Down DACA Program for Immigrant ‘Dreamers.’ ” Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “Unfortunately, our Congress has been polarized and unable to pass any major immigration reform legislation—and I think that’s unlikely to happen in 2023.” He said the only way he sees the new Congress offering Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries permanent legal status is as part of a broader deal that includes limiting asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border to address concerns from Republican lawmakers. Read the article here. 

Steve was quoted by CounterPunch in “The Migrant ‘Crisis’ and 10 Misperceptions About Immigration.” One misperception the article discusses is that immigrants cost the United States money. No, they do not, Mr. Yale-Loehr said. He explained, for example, that documented and undocumented immigrants paid $328 billion in federal, state, and local taxes in 2014. He said the Social Security Administration estimates that unauthorized migrant workers paid about $12 billion into the Social Security trust in 2010, and they are not eligible for benefits. By contrast, former President Trump paid out $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, he noted. Read the article here.