Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr co-authored an op-ed in the Seattle Times, Outdated Green Card Laws Hurt Workers From India.
An immigration white paper that Steve coauthored, titled Immigration Reform: A Path Forward, was featured in an eCornell podcast discussion, Three Ways to Reform Immigration Now.
Steve was quoted by CBS News in Texas Immigration Law Known as SB4, Allowing State to Arrest Migrants, Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. He called SB4 “unprecedented,” noting that the Texas law is more sweeping in nature than SB 1070, a controversial 2010 Arizona law that penalized unauthorized immigrants in various ways, including by empowering state police to stop those believed to be in the country unlawfully. The U.S. Supreme Court partially struck down that Arizona law in 2012, concluding that states could not undermine federal immigration law. “It’s by far the most anti-immigrant bill that I have seen,” Steve said of SB4.
Steve was quoted by Bloomberg Law in Biden’s Immigration Agenda Faces Uncertain Fate in U.S. Courts. He said, “Federal courts are becoming the arbiters of immigration policy. That makes it very difficult for any administration to manage immigration because no matter what they try to do administratively, someone will sue them in federal court.”
Steve was quoted by NY1.com in U.S. Senators Search for Border Policy Deal, as Experts Downplay Potential Short-Term Impact on NY’s Migrant Influx. He warned that detaining and quickly expelling migrants before asylum screenings would not solve the influx problem for cities like New York, which is grappling with a surge of migrants. “Probably not, because the crisis is larger than any one piece of legislation.” Steve likened the proposed policy changes in Congress to a bandage over a gaping wound and said broader reforms are needed. He suggested that Congress consider ideas like making more work visas available. “We need to have a balanced approach. Yes, we need to have deterrence so that only those people who deserve to be in the United States can come. But we also need to find more legal pathways for people to enter legally in the United States, so that they are not tempted to enter illegally,” he said.
- Outdated Green Card Laws Hurt Workers From India
- Three Ways to Reform Immigration Now
- Texas Immigration Law Known as SB4, Allowing State to Arrest Migrants, Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott
- Biden’s Immigration Agenda Faces Uncertain Fate in U.S. Courts
- U.S. Senators Search for Border Policy Deal, as Experts Downplay Potential Short-Term Impact on NY’s Migrant Influx