Last week, in IRAP v. Trump, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – which handles appeals from district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina – upheld a preliminary injunction against portions of President Trump’s Executive Continue reading What was the Legal Justification for Courts to Stop Trump’s Immigration Ban?
With World War II, the tide of national xenophobia would once again turn against immigrants. In what is today universally acknowledged as a shameful act, the government forcibly took more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent from their homes and Continue reading Xenophobia: Denial of Due Process – Unequal Under the Law
Immigration restrictionists sometimes claim that noncitizens have no rights under the Constitution, and that the US government is therefore free to deal with them in whatever way it wants. At least as a general rule, this claim is simply false. Continue reading Rights of Noncitizens
“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” asserted President Donald Trump a month ago. He was referring to a purported media reticence to Continue reading Do Muslims Commit Most U.S. Terrorist Attacks? – Reason.com
Four years after the U.S. Constitution effectively enshrined slavery, Washington passed its first Fugitive Slave Act, granting slave owners a “right” to recover their “property.” But by the beginning of the 19th century, free Northern states such as Pennsylvania, appalled Continue reading Locals Resisting Trump Hunting Immigrants: Anti-Slavery Movement
America’s new top prosecutor, Jeff Sessions, has said the US must bring an end to illegal immigration, as he was sworn in at the White House. The US attorney general said: “We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the Continue reading Attorney General Sessions Hates Immigrants Pulling Down Wages
The results of Muslim immigration to the United States and Western Europe vary significantly. Muslims and their descendants are assimilating well in the United States while that is not the case in Europe. Since the end of guest worker programs in the 1970s, Muslim immigrants have struggled to fully integrate into much of European society. The relatively stricter labor markets and large welfare states have decreased the economic well-being of immigrant groups. European governments have strived for tolerance through pretty-sounding policies that have stifled integration, too often separating immigrant populations from the larger society. Those policies along with damaging welfare and labor market regulations should be reversed. Continue reading Muslim Immigration and Integration in the United States vs. Western Europe