Immigration Law

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District Court Enjoins DAPA, Expanded DACA: Texas v. USA
Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge in south Texas issued an injunction Monday temporarily blocking a program President Obama announced in November that would defer deportation for about 5 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. The White House quickly... Read More

Tags: daca , injunction , Obama , hanen , dapa , Texas

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)
Posted on 11 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized... Read More

Tags: mpi , daca

This Blog Post Destroys Texas' Immigration Case
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yes, it's a bit long, and yes, it's a bit technical, but this post by Georgetown Law Prof. Martin Lederman shows once and for all why Texas' case has been without merit from day one. Let's hope all Supreme Court justices, and their clerks... Read More

Tags: daca , lederman , blog , dapa , Texas

Four More Leaked Drafts of Executive Orders on Immigration
Posted on 26 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Yglesias and Dara Lind, Vox, Jan. 25, 2017 - "On Tuesday, Vox was given six documents that purported to be draft executive orders under consideration by the Trump administration. The source noted that “all of these documents are still... Read More

Feds Seek Full Court Rehearing in USA v. Texas
Posted on 19 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, July 18, 2016 - " The filing by Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn acknowledged that it is “exceedingly rare” for the Court to agree to rehear a case. But, the Obama administration emphasized, the Court did precisely that... Read More

The President's Dilemma: Executive Authority, Enforcement, and the Rule of Law in Immigration Law
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and in 2014, he announced an expansion of DACA as well as a new program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents... Read More

MPI Webinar Today: DACA at Three (2:00 P.M. EDT, Tues. Aug.11, 2015)
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"August 2015 marks the three-year anniversary of the implementation of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and approximately one year since U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began... Read More

Tags: mpi , daca , webinar

Mayors Urge Trump to Continue DACA
Posted on 9 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 7, 2016 - "Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayors from across the country today sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program until Congress... Read More

Tags: daca , letter , mayors , Trump

Webcast with the Experts: United States v. Texas
Posted on 20 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 19, 2016 - "Watch AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen, American Immigration Council's Legal Director Melissa Crow, and UCLA School of Law Professor Hiroshi Motomura as they recap and offer expert analysis of Monday's U.S... Read More

And Nebraska Makes 50: Driving DACAmented
Posted on 30 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and have been approved for a federal deferred action program that allows them to stay and work in the country will now be allowed to get driver's licenses in Nebraska... Read More

Tags: daca , veto , Nebraska , license

DOJ Files 5th Circuit Brief in Texas v. USA
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case involves a challenge brought by Texas and other States to enjoin — nationwide — enforcement policies that the Secretary of Homeland Security adopted to manage the government’s limited immigration enforcement resources... Read More

DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360
Posted on 12 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its... Read More

Fifth Circuit Shoots Down ICE Agents' DACA Lawsuit: Crane v. Johnson
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Agents allege that exercising deferred action violates federal law, because the law requires them to detain all illegal aliens for the purpose of placing the aliens in removal proceedings. The State of Mississippi alleges that the deferred action... Read More

DACA Renewal Process Released
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted to the Federal... Read More

Tags: daca , Renewal , USCIS

Expert: Supreme Court Immigration Case Could 'Redefine Balance of Power' Between Congress, President
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and co-editor of the 21-volume 'bible' of immigration law , Stephen Yale-Loehr, is quoted in multiple media outlets, including CNN , the New York Times and Law360 regarding USA v. Texas , the Supreme Court case that will... Read More