Thursday, January 26, 2017
Law 360 (subscription required) has some commentary on Presudent Trump's immigration executive orders, including some quotes from Professors Steve Legomsky and Amanda Frost. Seung Min Kim on Politico has a nice summary of the orders and the challenges that they might encouter, including litigation and funding challenges. The New York Times coverage of the orders is informative. As the Washington Post reports, a number of cities -- and the state of California -- have threatened to resist any efforts by the U.S. government to halt funding to "sanctuary cities" under one of the executive orders.
For a sampling of criticism of the immigration orders, see
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (Border security is important, but Trump’s wall plan is as hare-brained as they come)
It does appear that construction of the US/Mexico border wall will continue. CNN has some pictures of the current barriers along the border.