IRLI in the News

December 10, 2019

A group that pushes for less immigration has sided with the federal government's bid to preserve a ban on encouraging unauthorized immigrants to stay in the country, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that the law doesn't violate the constitutional right to free speech.

In a brief Monday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute urged the justices to overturn the Ninth Circuit's ruling striking down part of the anti-smuggling law, whic...

December 4, 2019

The presidents of more than 400 state and private universities have formed a quiet partnership with a top-level group of wealthy investors to help foreign graduates, even though the same alumni will take prestigious jobs from the American graduates of those institutions.

Officials at the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration refused to answer questions from Breitbart News about the conflicts of interest posed...

December 1, 2019

The senior editor at Conservative Review is asking the government why illegal aliens who already have been determined by a court to be deportable aren’t gone.

After all, it was in 1954 that President Eisenhower, faced with 1 million illegal aliens, removed them over the course of a few months “without any lawfare,” according to Daniel Horowitz. Read the full story at StockDaily Dish.

November 30, 2019

Christopher Hajec, IRLI's director of litigation, was a guest on The El Conservador Show with George Rodriguez on 930 AM The ANSWER (San Antonio, TX). He discussed how sanctuary cities are harmful to the U.S. Aired 11/30/2019. See the full interview at IRLI's YouTube channel.

November 27, 2019

The Department of Justice has joined with business groups to defend the program which pays investors more than $2 billion in tax breaks for hiring roughly 300,000 foreign graduates instead of their recent American counterparts.

The government lawyers replied to a lawsuit against the Optional Practical Training program by saying it is a legal extension of laws that allow foreign students to enter U.S. universities. Read the full...

November 26, 2019

More than 100 U.S. colleges signed on to an amicus brief opposing a lawsuit that seeks to end the optional practical training program, which allows international students to work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduating while staying on their student visas.

Colleges say that ending the program would severely harm the ability of U.S. universities to attract international students. Other countries with which the U.S. co...

November 26, 2019

Technology companies, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, defended a student visa extension policy for recent foreign graduates with STEM degrees, saying Tuesday that it benefits the economy, businesses and workers.

In an effort to toss out a lawsuit from the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, or WashTech, 52 companies said that the student visa extension policy is critical to addressing the scarcity of STEM-trained...

November 23, 2019

Executive is thinking about revising his executive order banning federal agents from secured areas of the county jail following its release of an illegal immigrant charged with rape for whom immigration enforcement officers had issued a detainer.

Elrich, a Democrat, said Tuesday during a press conference that he intends to “look into” changing the section of the executive order he signed last month that prohibits Immigration an...

November 23, 2019

Lew Olowski, IRLI's staff counsel, was a guest on 930 AM The ANSWER with George Rodriguez (San Antonio, TX). He discussed the Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Aired 11/23/2019. Read the full interview at IRLI's YouTube channel.

November 20, 2019

One of the most notable wins among the raft of progressive policies passed this summer in the New York State legislature was the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, better known as the Green Light bill, which made the state one of 13 to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. In addition to improving quality of life, proponents of the bill argue that it will provide an economic boost and help undocument...

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