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Shackled: 92 Refugees Imprisoned On ICE Air, University of California Press (2024).

Law Review Articles

Human Frailty, Unbreakable Victims, and Asylum, 54 Columbia Human Rights L. Rev. 726 (2023), co-authored with Kristi Wintermeyer.

What Is A City But Its People: Commentary On “Migration and Peripheral Urbanization: The Case of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico” by Raúl Delgado Wise, Francisco Caballero Anguiano and Selene Gaspar Olvera, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 46:11, 2439-2445 (2023)


Virus As Foreign Invader: U.S. Voters & the Immigration Debate, 75 U. Miami L. Rev. 547 (2021) (symposium).


Addiction Informed Immigration Reform, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 1891 (2019).


Divisibility Redux: “Alternatively Phrased Statutes” and State Law in the Post-Mathis Categorical Approach, 1 AILA Law Journal 149 (2019), co-authored with student Elizabeth Montano.


Zone of Nondeference: Chevron and Deportation for a Crime, 9 Drexel L. Rev. 323 (2017) (symposium).


Finally, A True Elements Test: Mathis v. U.S. and the Categorical Approach, 82 Brook. L. Rev. 1275 (2017).


Cosmopolitan Democracy and the Detention of Immigrant Families, 47 N.M. L. Rev. 19 (2017).


“Immigrants Are Not Criminals”: Respectability, Immigration Reform, and Hyperincarceration, 53 Hous. L. Rev. 691 (2016).


Clear and Simple Deportation Rules for Crimes: Why We Need Them and Why It’s Hard To Get Them, 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. 933 (2015) (symposium).

Teague New Rules Must Apply In Initial-Review Collateral Proceedings:  The Teachings of Padilla, Chaidez, and Martinez, co-authored with Andrew Stanton, 67 U. Miami L. Rev. 795 (2013).


More Than One Lane Wide: Against Hierarchies of Helping in Progressive Legal Advocacy, 19 Clinical L. Rev. 347 (2012).


Fitting the Formula For Judicial Review: The Law-Fact Distinction in Immigration Law, Symposium, 5 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 57 (2010) (symposium).


Toward a True Elements Test:  Taylor and the Categorical Analysis of Crimes in Immigration Law, 62 U. Miami L. Rev. 979 (2008).



Balancing Future Harms: The “Particularly Serious Crime” Bar to Refugee Protection, Fla. L. Rev. Forum (2018).


Justice Delayed But Not Denied: Eleventh Circuit On Deliberate Misrepresentation, ImmigrationProf Blog, July 17, 2017.


Aftershocks: The Human Impact of Post-Earthquake Deportations to Haiti, 2015 (report).


Removal Defense and Florida Drug Crimes: Applying the Categorical Approach, 36th Annual AILA South Florida Immigration Law Update, Dec. 2015.


Op-Ed, Dade, Broward Leads the Way, Miami Herald, July 7, 2014.


Using a Human Rights Approach in Immigration Advocacy:  An Introduction, co-authored with Robert Pauw and Judith Wood, Clearinghouse Review, July-August 2013.


Chaidez v. US:  An Old Rule in a First Federal Proceeding, Online Symposium, Nov. 5, 2012, available at


The Duty to Advise of Immigration Consequences:  The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, Florida Defender, Fall 2010.


The State of the Categorical Approach to Criminal Convictions, co-author with Maria Andrade, Andres Benach, and Deborah Smith, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2009-2010 Edition, American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat:  Strategies for Helping Your Illegal or ‘Visa Violator’ Client, 29th Annual Immigration Law Update, South Florida Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008.


No Abused, Abandoned or Neglected Child Left Behind:  Overcoming Barriers Facing Special Immigrant Juveniles, co-author with Michelle Abarca, Lisa Lauck, and Deborah Lee, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2007-2008 Edition, American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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