January 2, 2015
by Yuxin Jiang
JURIST Guest Columnist Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, of Penn State Law, discusses President Obama's executive actions on immigration and analyzes the two main immigration reform programs ...On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration aimed at reducing ...[read more]
August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to ...[read more]
October 11, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday joined a federal lawsuit challenging a policy directive to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants. The claim, filed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on behalf of 10 agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School argues that Attorney General Eric Holder should have given some explanation for his decision to refrain from prosecuting any suspects after spending years investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's abuse of interrogation ...[read more]
August 24, 2012
by Max Slater
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit on Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas challenging a policy directive to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 10 agents of the US Immigration and Customs ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Max Slater
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order on Wednesday that instructs state agencies not to provide driver's licenses and other public benefits to undocumented immigrants who have gained the right to work under a new federal program known as Deferred Action. Brewer's executive order ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a directive on Friday saying that it will stop deporting many illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the US as children. In the memorandum, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that the DHS would exercise what it termed " ...[read more]
August 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
US President Barack Obama announced major reforms to America's current immigration system on Thursday, putting 300,000 illegal immigrants' cases up for review and temporarily halting their deportation. The new guidelines direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to target for deportation ...[read more]
October 10, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Anthony S. Barkow: The fair administration of criminal justice requires prosecutors to exercise their power and discretion to do justice and defense lawyers who are zealous and effective. I was in Guantanamo Bay late last month to observe pretrial hearings in the case of United States vs. Mo... ...[read more]
July 10, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that they will revise the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations to no longer induce waivers of the attorney-client privilege and to limit what sensitive information investigators may gather. The announcement ...[read more]

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