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.