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DACA Dodged Bullet in Hanen Hearing...For Now
Posted on 9 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune, Aug. 8, 2018 - "The state of Texas will continue to incur irreparable financial harm if an Obama-era immigration program isn't halted immediately, attorneys for the state argued in Houston on Wednesday. But lawyers... Read More

Tags: daca , paxton , hanen

DACA Must Be Fully Restored: Federal Court (NAACP v. Trump)
Posted on 6 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, Dan Berman, CNN, Aug. 4, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for the administration to do so. DC District Judge... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , bates , Trump

Texas Businesses File Pro-DACA Brief; Ending Program Would Cost Economy Billions
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mark Curriden, Texas Lawbook, July 22, 2018 - "A federal lawsuit by Texas officials earlier this year seeking to order the end of the federal immigration program called the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have "immediate,... Read More

The Dream Act Could Bring the Rule of Law Back to Immigration Policy
Posted on 8 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend... Read More

States Sue Trump to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA
Posted on 7 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Sept. 6, 2017 A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit To Protect Dreamers And Preserve DACA NY, MA, WA Lead Coalition Of 16 Attorneys General In Eastern District Of NY Lawsuit Nearly 42,000... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , lawsuit , Trump

White House Immigration Meeting: Confusion or Progress?
Posted on 10 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018 - "President Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship... Read More

Tags: daca , wall , Trump

Law Profs to Trump: Keep DACA, It's Legal
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 14, 2017 - "About 100 immigration law professors signed a letter to President Trump arguing “that the executive branch has legal authority to implement” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 7, 2017)
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2017 - "Q1: Are any new DACA requests being accepted? A1: No. The DACA policy for accepting new, initial DACA requests ended on Sept. 5, 2017. Q2: Can I still submit a DACA renewal request? A2: No. The due date for DACA renewal... Read More

Tags: daca , faq , Rejected , USCIS

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Arizona Must Issue Drivers’ Licenses to DACA Recipients | On January 22, 2015, District Judge David G. Campbell permanently enjoined Arizona from refusing to issue drivers’ licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

CA9 on DACA, Mandamus, Administrative Record: Trump v. U.S. District Court
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. U.S. District Court, Nov. 16, 2017 - "Several sets of plaintiffs sued to enjoin the rescission of DACA under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and under various constitutional theories not relevant here. ... The government... Read More

Will Trump Break His Promise to Dreamers?
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eric Columbus, Aug. 31, 2017 - "President Trump may soon end Barack Obama’s signature immigration initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , Trump

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

AILA Names New Executive Director | On October 29, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association announced the selection of Benjamin Johnson as the organization’s new Executive Director. Johnson assumes the position from Crystal Williams... Read More

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.
Posted on 12 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A married couple separated by a failure of the U.S. immigration system today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to allow them to reunite and continue their lives together at home in Los Angeles, Calif. Marco Villada... Read More

Tags: daca , waiver , villada , lawsuit , nilc

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More