AILA in the News
Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives
he Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released 10 new state fact sheets and accompanying infographics, highlighting the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs and innovators
in each state's economy. Visit IPC's webpage to view
factsheets on all 50 states.
Din v. Kerry
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has
determined that there are limited exceptions to the
doctrine of consular nonrenewability. In Din v. Kerry,
No. 10-16772 (9th Cir. May 23, 2013), the court stated
that consular officers must give a facially legitimate
reason to deny a visa for the spouse of a U.S. citizen.
Heidi C. Larson Howell, an associate at Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, noted the difficulty
in challenging consular nonreviewability because so
few exceptions exist. She noted that the seminal case,
Bustamante v. Mukasey, 531 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. 2008),
was the springboard for her team's research. The government's deadline for filing a petition for en banc
hearing was August 8.
ICE Agrees to Release
Thousands of CAP Records
A U.S. district court in Connecticut approved a settlement in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
challenging the refusal of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release tens of thousands of
documents about the Criminal Alien Program (CAP),
Read about the contributions of immigrant
entrepreneurs and innovators in 10 states,
including California and Florida.
one of the agency's largest enforcement programs. CAP
currently is active in all state and federal prisons, as well
as in more than 300 local jails throughout the country
and is implicated in approximately half of all deportation proceedings. Although CAP supposedly targets
the worst criminal offenders, the program also appears
to target individuals with little or no criminal history
for deportation and to incentivize pretextual stops and
racial profiling. For a comprehensive overview of what
currently is known about the CAP program, including
valuable insights gained from a deposition of CAP Unit
Chief Jamison Matuszewski taken during the litigation,
see our CAP Fact Sheet.
J ULY/ A UGUST 2013