Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by PolitiFact in Ask PolitiFact: How many people on the terrorist watchlist are coming into the United States? Steve said an increase in encounters with people on the terrorist watchlist “means that there is better coordination between government agencies than before. It does not necessarily mean that more terrorists are trying to enter the country.”
Steve was quoted by the Bangor Daily News in Why Maine’s Rush to Get Asylum Seekers Employed Won’t Work. The article notes that immigration law experts have said that the work authorization timeline for asylum seekers cannot get changed without an act of Congress, with the partisan divide between the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate meaning bills must have broad bipartisan support to pass. “Given our dysfunctional Congress these days, that is unlikely to happen,” Steve said.