Levin College of Law

Legal research on immigration ban

Recently, UF Law held a discussion session with Professors Berta Hernández-Truyol, Darren Hutchinson, and Shalini Ray to discuss the current constitutional, judicial, and immigration issues surrounding the executive orders President Trump signed on Jan 27, 2017 regarding travel restrictions on those with citizenship from seven Middle Eastern countries.  The assembly was very well attended by students and faculty alike showing that this issue is incredibly important to the legal community.  Here are a few links to the legal materials mentioned in the session:

Article 2 of United States Constitution

U.S. Executive Orders

Immigration and Nationality Act

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 65. Injunctions and Restraining Orders

Washington v. Trump 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion

1965 Act Mexicans work (Hart-Celler Act)

European Convention on Human Rights

Chinese Exclusion Act

Additionally, here are some other legal resource recommendations for further reading and research on Immigration Law in connection with Executive Orders:

ProQuest Congressional – available on-campus and through the VPN off-campus

Reports and Statistics – Travel State – US Department of State

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

National Immigration Law Center

American Immigration Lawyers Association

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Cases filed against Trump regarding travel ban (from PlainSite.org)

“Resources Related to Trump Immigration/Refugee Orders” Washington College of Law LibGuide

#NoBan #NoWall: Guide to Emerging Issues in Immigration Law (CUNY Law LibGuide with continuously updated list of resources related to recent Immigration Executive Orders)

“Immigration Law (U.S.) Research Guide” Georgetown Law LibGuide


If you would like to learn more about this topic, contact a UF Law librarian!

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