Miatrai Brown, a distinguished immigration attorney and founder of Direct U.S. Immigration, was recently sought after for her expert opinion on Voice of America’s piece, “Legal Experts Say ICE’s Foreign Student Directive Is Enforceable“.
The article discussed the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) controversial directive that would have barred foreign students from staying in the United States if they were taking all their courses online due to the pandemic. This directive raised significant concerns among international students and educational institutions alike.
Brown, known for her expertise in immigration and I-9 compliance, shared her insights on the enforceability of the rule. Her perspective added depth to the discussion, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of the complexities involved in the directive.
This wasn’t the first time Brown’s expert opinion was sought. Her strategic advice and commitment to her profession have made her a respected voice in the field of immigration law. Her insights are highly valued, particularly given the evolving nature of immigration policies and their profound impact on individuals and institutions.
The directive was later rescinded following widespread criticism and lawsuits from multiple universities. The decision to withdraw the directive was seen as a significant victory for international students and the universities that depend on them.
In sharing her expertise with Voice of America, Brown underscored the importance of legal perspectives in shaping public understanding of immigration policies. Her contributions continue to illuminate the often challenging landscape of immigration law, making it more accessible to the public.