The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 term is over, and its final ruling was on the "Remain in Mexico" case brought against the administration by the states of Texas and Missouri. But that is only one of a large number of immigration cases filed over the past year and a half since President Biden's inauguration. The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a conversation on immigration-related lawsuits brought against the Biden administration earlier this month. The discussion focused on specific cases being litigated as well as on how litigation has affected decision-making in the executive and how it might influence Congress's framing of legislation.
Participants brought a combination of immigration policy, legal, and government experience, both at the agency and congressional level, to the conversation. Ken Cuccinelli is a former Virginia Attorney General and former Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Joseph Edlow is a former Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and served in the executive office of the president and the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. Andrew Arthur, the Center’s Resident Fellow in Law and Policy, is a former immigration judge and counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, where he performed oversight of immigration issues.
Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director and host of Parsing Immigration Policy, moderates this rebroadcast of the Center's recent panel.
Mark Krikorian is the Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.
Ken Cuccinelli, Senior Fellow, Center for Renewing America
Joseph Edlow, Founder, The Edlow Group, LLC
Andrew Arthur, Resident Fellow in Law and Policy, Center for Immigration Studies
Voices in the opening montage:
- Sen. Barack Obama at a 2005 press conference.
- Sen. John McCain in a 2010 election ad.
- President Lyndon Johnson, upon signing the 1965 Immigration Act.
- Booker T. Washington, reading in 1908 from his 1895 Atlanta Exposition speech.
- Laraine Newman as a "Conehead" on SNL in 1977.
- Hillary Clinton in a 2003 radio interview.
- Cesar Chavez in a 1974 interview.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters in 2019.
- Prof. George Borjas in a 2016 C-SPAN appearance.
- Sen. Jeff Sessions in 2008 comments on the Senate floor.
- Charlton Heston in "Planet of the Apes".