Immigration Law Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other immigration law practitioners and provides a newsletter to members on both federal and State immigration laws. It also provides annual CLE programming on immigration law.

Chair
Immigration Law Offices of Steven...
P.O. Box 60920
Nashville, TN 37206
Twitter: abogado_esteban
Facebook: sjsimmigrationlaw/
(615)750-3142
Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)648-9390
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

DOJ Tells Supreme Court to Drop 'Moot' Travel Ban

The U.S. Department of Justice told the Supreme Court yesterday it should drop a pending challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban because the ban has been replaced with a new version, the ABA Journal reports. The third and newest version of the ban removed Sudan and adds Chad, North Korea, and certain citizens of Venezuela. The DOJ said that due to the changes, the case is moot. It also asked the Supreme Court to vacate lower court rulings in the case.
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9th Circuit: Immigration Courts Must Consider Ability to Pay in Setting Bond

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction requiring immigration judges to consider financial ability to pay when setting bond, the ABA Journal reports. “No person may be imprisoned merely on the account of his poverty,” wrote Judge Stephen Reinhardt for the panel. The American Bar Association previously filed an amicus brief in the case that said immigration courts should be required to consider ability to pay and flight risk before deciding on bond.
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