Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by CBS News in “Biden Administration Asks Judge to Limit DACA Ruling If He Finds ‘Dreamer’ Protections Unlawful.” Steve said the government’s latest filing in litigation by Texas and other states challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an attempt by the Biden administration to “minimize” the scope of the judge’s expected ruling. Steve noted that “[b]ased on his past rulings, Judge Hanen is likely to rule that the DACA program is unlawful.” He said the judge could agree to pause his ruling pending an appeal. The Biden administration, he noted, would likely appeal a ruling against DACA to the 5th Circuit and ultimately the Supreme Court. “The bottom line is that this still has a long way to go before there’s a final resolution. I think the earliest that we may get a final decision by the Supreme Court would be June of 2024, and even that may be premature.” Read the article here.
Steve was quoted by the Cornellians Magazine in an article about the interdisciplinary Cornell Migrations Initiative, “With ‘Migrations,’ Big Red Scholars Navigate a World in Motion.” Steve said, “We have more migration across the world today than we ever have in the past, and it’s going to continue. We need to understand how all these different kinds of migration affect and relate to each other—that’s why it’s so important to study this from an interdisciplinary and interspecies approach.” The article notes that most Migrations-supported research has been heavily rooted in the social sciences. For example, when Steve wanted to assess the awareness of public health care benefits among immigrants, he partnered with a Migrations colleague at Weill Cornell Medicine on a qualitative survey. Their work resulted in RightsforHealth, a website where immigrants can easily research health benefits for which they may be eligible. Read the article here.