What was the Legal Justification for Courts to Stop Trump’s Immigration Ban?

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?

Locals Resisting Trump Hunting Immigrants: Anti-Slavery Movement

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

Attorney General Sessions Hates Immigrants Pulling Down Wages 

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 

Muslim Immigration and Integration in the United States vs. Western Europe

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