Every day, the United States legally separates families. During the Trump Administration, family separations at the southern border drew justified outrage as horrific images of children in cages, longing for their parents, spread. Far more frequently, though, families are separated through family regulation systems and immigration enforcement in the United States. Although the U.S. Constitution supports a foundational right to family integrity, the jurisprudence around family rights in immigration law has fallen short of protecting children from the deportation of their parents. This article will explore the underlying family regulation and immigration systems, present legal arguments for family integrity, and discuss how these rights may be applied in immigration law practice. This article will also consider new potential applications for family rights arguments to defend families from immigration enforcement.
This interdisciplinary essay argues that xenophobia has translated into jarring social, political, and legal realities for immigrant populations and socially oppressed groups—while adversely impacting the nation as a whole—in the era of Trump.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Matthew I. Fraidin∞ This is a transcript of a speech given by Professor Fraidin at the N.Y.U. Family Defense Clinic’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Symposium, held on April 7, 2016. This is the life of a family defense lawyer: A 17-year-old
During the First World War, the Espionage Act was overwhelmingly used for the prosecution of dissidents, the Black press, radical labor, and socialists.