DACA and DAPA, travel bans and sanctuary cities: Immigration cases collide at the high court.

The Immigration Cases Colliding in the Supreme Court

The Immigration Cases Colliding in the Supreme Court

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Feb. 3 2018 10:00 AM

Immigration: Whose Call Is It Anyway?

As the courts grapple with radical shifts in immigration policy, a look at the cases underlying the conversation about the rights of refugees, immigrants, Dreamers, and visitors.


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This week the high court is on its winter break, but the team here at Amicus wanted to talk about DACA, the travel ban, and issues around immigrants, refugees, and the law. We talk Americanism. Who is American and how? What do the courts have to say about who can be here and who cannot? What role do the courts play in figuring out who belongs here and who doesn’t? To tackle these thorny and sometimes superwonky questions, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Stephen Vladeck who teaches law at the University of Texas. Vladeck’s teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. He’s CNN’s Supreme Court analyst, co-editor in chief of the Just Security blog, and a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog.


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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.