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Friday, February 20, 2015

Professor Michael Kagan Talks Immigration to Reuters

Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Reuters.com featured an article Feb. 18 titled “Texas judge's immigration rebuke may be hard to challenge” in which Professor Michael Kagan was quoted. 

The article delved into the Obama administration’s difficult task of overturning a decision made by the Texas court ruling that blocked President Obama’s immigration overhaul. In the ruling, Judge Hanen faulted President Obama for not giving public notice of his plans, which was a violation of the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act.

"It's a very procedural point – that he did this too quickly," said Professor Kagan in the article.

The Reuters news agency is one of the world’s largest international multimedia news providers, reaching more than one billion people every day.

Professor Kagan has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law. His research on credibility assessment in asylum cases has been repeatedly relied on by federal appellate courts and, according to a 2012 commentary, has "guided most subsequent research and analysis on the topic."