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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Professor Michael Kagan Writes Article for ImmigrationProf Blog

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

Professor Kagan recently published an article titled "What if Donald Trump Had Plenary Power?" on the ImmigrationProf Blog.

On Dec. 7, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a halt to all Muslim immigration to the United States. Professor Kagan warned, "What Trump is proposing may already be authorized by statute, so that a newly inaugurated President could implement this proposal without new authorization from Congress. Even worse, it would not clearly be unconstitutional under existing case law."

Professor Kagan spent a decade developing legal aid programs for refugees in the Middle East, and has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law.