• Trump v. Hawaii [SCOTUSbrief]
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    Trump v. Hawaii [SCOTUSbrief]

    The presidential order at the heart of Trump v. Hawaii is Proclamation 9645, which the president issued on September 24, 2017, to replace the March 6 order, which was scheduled to expire. And Proclamation 9645 restricts travel to the United States by nationals of eight countries. And the question is whether or not the president’s order violates either the Constitution or federal law. This proclamation is a little bit different from some of the ones that came before in a couple of respects. The first is just in terms of the duration. Under the March 6 order, the agencies that regulate security and immigration were supposed to conduct an extensive…

  • Can Employers Discriminate Against Americans? [POLICYbrief]
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    Can Employers Discriminate Against Americans? [POLICYbrief]

    The recent lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice has to do with a company that is based in Loveland, Colorado, and the Department of Justice is suing the company because they believe that it is unfairly discriminating against US citizens, and preferring to hire seasonal workers who happen not to be citizens. The Immigration and Nationalities Act governs immigration policy in the US, but the relevant part of the act that is involved in this particular suit, has to do with a prohibition against discriminating against an employee based on that person’s national origin, or their citizenship status. And it was originally passed, primarily to protect people who did…