December 2, 2016

The decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez could have huge consequences for the Trump administration’s immigration agenda.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the complex question of how to ensure that criminal aliens, having served their prison sentences and been...

March 4, 2015

The San Francisco Daily Journal, a leading legal newspaper, requested IRLI debate the consequences for immigration law of a case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court, Kerry v. Din. The Daily Journal published the debate between IRLI’s Senior Counsel Mike Hethm...

June 1, 2006

Michael M. Hethmon, Tsunami Watch on the Coast of Bohemia: The BIA Streamlining Reforms and Judicial Review of Expulsion Orders, 55 Cath. U. L. Rev. 999 (2006)


Removal is the ultimate criterion for the viability of a national system of immigration law. All...

November 1, 2004

Michael M. Hethmon, The Chimera and the COP: Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law, 8 UDC-DCSL L. Rev. 83 (2004)

Iobates sent Bellerophon away with orders to kill the Chimera that none might approach; a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and sna...

November 1, 2002

Michael M. Hethmon, Diversity, Mass Immigration, and National Security after 9/11 – An Immigration Reform Movement Perspective, 66 Alb. L. Rev. 387 (2003)

Fiat justitia et pereat mundus? (1) Diversity as a legal doctrine in immigration law has become a contradictio...

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