Human Rights

Immigration Enforcement Under Trump: A Loose Cannon

February 21, 2018

The Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policy is a loose cannon, targeting noncitizens who have long been protected under prosecutorial discretion. The President has unleashed a policy that routinely targets anyone who is undocumented, not just “bad hombres.” This post examines the discretion used after a person has received a deportation (“removal”) order and how the…

Examining the Interface Between Rights and Queues

December 5, 2017

Queues are a mundane and ubiquitous feature of our modern lives. We are all waiting in line for something, at least some of the time, whether in physical places or in virtual environments. We all feel indignant, at least most of the time, when “queue jumpers” cut in. The queue provides an ordered sequence of…

How To Help the Migration Crisis — and Make International Law

October 24, 2017

The global migration crisis has become a political crisis. As migrants continue the perilous sea journey across the Mediterranean, EU politicians remain deadlocked on creating new, harmonized regulations for migration. Meanwhile, right-wing parties have gained strength across Europe, riding a wave of anti-immigrant backlash. The United States, historically the world’s largest refugee resettlement country, has…