$25 Million Gift to Help U of M Law School’s Center Focused on Immigration
On Monday, February 6, the University of Minnesota Law School announced that $25 million was donated to help fund the school’s Center for New Americans. The Center for New Americans focuses on immigration, asylum, detainee rights, refugee law and policy and works with law firms and nonprofits on immigration issues. For example, the Center has recently filed lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families and has dispatched attorneys and law students to the airport in the wake of President Donald Trump’s efforts to bar immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations.
Minnesota Suing over Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban
On Friday, February 3, Minnesota joined a number of other states in suing the federal government over President Donald Trump’s executive action putting a temporary ban on immigration from seven countries. The suit alleges that the order violates the equal protection, establishment and due process clauses of the United States Constitution as well as the federal Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
Trump Immigration Executive Order Fight Goes to Appeals Court
On Tuesday, February 7, a federal appeals court on the West Coast will hear oral arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order that restricting travel and immigration to the United States from seven countries. The hearing will take place in San Francisco and lawyers from the Justice Department and two states (Minnesota and Washington) who filed lawsuits to block the executive order will participate via telephone conference call.
Starbuck is Now Offering Its Baristas Free Advice on Immigration Law
Starbuck is one of many large corporations (including Microsoft and Amazon) who are providing free legal advice and guidance on immigration issues in order to help them and their families. Starbucks also announced after President Donald Trump’s immigration ban that the company would hire at least 10,000 refugees from around the world.
By: Alex Bollman, Intern