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Friday, April 17, 2015

Professor Michael Kagan Quoted by Reuters

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

On April 16, Professor Kagan was quoted in a Reuters article titled, "Obama lawyers may face favorable court in immigration fight."

Lawyers in the Obama administration will ask the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to lift an injunction, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen, blocking President Obama's executive action to assist undocumented workers. Lawyers are speculating that the Fifth Circuit judges may rule in President Obama's favor because of a ruling last week involving the state of Mississippi and a separate immigration action issued in 2012.

In the article, Professor Kagan says, "The court's decision in the Mississippi case definitely signals that Texas and the other states may have a less friendly audience than they did with Hanen."

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."