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10 February 2016

Immigration Law and the Case of Mellouli v. Lynch

For the week of February 14, 2016

Julia Decker, Teaching Fellow at the Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, discusses the Center’s work on the Supreme Court case Mellouli v. Lynch and its impact of immigration law.

  • Part 1

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    (1:14) The Mellouli immigration case and how it began; (2:14) Authorities in Kansas classified a sock as paraphernalia—why this was important to the case; (5:33) Mellouli’s deportation; (6:18) Mellouli was in the US to study and teach at the University of Missouri; (7:15) How the University of Minnesota became involved in the Mellouli case; (8:23) Decker worked on the case both as a law student and a teacher at the Center for New Americans; (9:20) Federal versus state law concerning controlled substances

  • Part 2

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    (::23) The SCOTUS opinion; (1:53) The dissent by Justices Thomas and Alito; (2:45) The impact of this case on immigration law; (3:46) After the Supreme Court ruling, the case was still not settled in the 8th Circuit; (5:55) The Center for New Americans at the U of M Law School; (7:15) How the Center chooses its cases; (9:00) The impact of increased deportation cases

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