Editorial: We’re grateful to Washburn, KU for helping with DACA renewals

"While Trump uses the Dreamers — including around 6,000 DACA recipients who are living in Kansas — as political leverage to pursue 'massive border security,' they only have until Oct. 5 to apply for renewal. This is why the University of Kansas and Washburn law schools are providing free legal assistance on DACA applications between now and the end of September. Considering the extremely narrow timeframe and severe consequences of failing to submit an application by the deadline, these services are vital."

As ‘Dreamer’ Deadline Looms, Law Schools’ Immigration Clinics Scramble to Help

"Law school clinics across the country have mobilized in the past week to assist DACA recipients, either by hosting informational sessions, helping them fill out the necessary paperwork to renew their status for two years, or through litigation. They have reached out to Spanish-language media outlets and community organizations to advertise their clinic services. There are nearly 800,000 people with DACA status, also called Dreamers, in the country.


Washburn, KU law clinics offer DACA renewal assistance before deadline

"The Washburn University and University of Kansas law schools will provide legal services this month to people affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end a federal program offering protections for some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.


Melanie DeRousse, associate clinical professor of law and director of Douglas County Legal Aid, said all DACA renewal applications must be completed and mailed in time for the government to receive them by Oct. 5.

Trump nominates KU law professor for U.S. attorney in Kansas

"President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has nominated University of Kansas law professor Stephen McAllister to be the top federal prosecutor in the state of Kansas.

McAllister, who teaches constitutional law at the University of Kansas, has for several years served as solicitor general for the Kansas Attorney General's office, representing the state in appeals before the Kansas Supreme Court."

University of Kansas Law Professor Nominated For Federal Position

President Donald Trump has nominated a University of Kansas law professor to the state’s top federal law enforcement post. If confirmed by the Senate, Stephen McAllister will become U.S. attorney for Kansas. He is now the state’s solicitor general representing Kansas in appellate cases. U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran of Kansas made the announcement Friday. Moran said in a statement that McAllister’s “bright legal mind and his litigation experience” qualify him for this role. 

Trump appoints former KU dean as U.S. attorney

President Trump has tapped Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister to serve as U.S. attorney for Kansas, officials said Friday.

McAllister has been the point man for the state’s defense in the ongoing school finance litigation before the Kansas Supreme Court and is a former dean of the University of Kansas Law School.

McAllister will have to go before the Senate for confirmation, where he’ll enjoy strong support from both of Kansas’ senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

Trump picks state solicitor general, KU law professor for U.S. attorney for Kansas

President Donald Trump has tapped Kansas’ solicitor general to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor and former dean, has served as the state’s solicitor general since 2007. During that time, he has represented the state in an ongoing case concerning the adequacy of Kansas school funding and successfully argued death penalty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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