MALDEF, Sept. 11, 2020
"Civil rights organizations have filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from unlawfully implementing new limits on DACA, according to papers filed in federal court today...
MALDEF, Sept. 3, 2020
"Chad Wolf is unlawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and therefore his memo placing new restrictions on DACA must be nullified, according to a federal lawsuit filed today.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal...
Miriam Jordon, New York Times, Aug. 20, 2020
"It is impossible to know how many people have been denied jobs based on their DACA status, said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund...
Casa De Maryland v. DHS
"Process matters. See, e.g., Regents, 140 S. Ct. at 1909 (“the Government should turn square corners in dealing with the people”) (citation omitted). The rule of law also matters. As does respect for the judiciary...
Michael A. Olivas and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Aug. 12, 2020
"Chief Justice John Roberts held in his recent majority opinion in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of California that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Steve Holland, Reuters, July 28, 2020
"The administration plans to continue its existing policy of not accepting new DACA applicants, a policy in place since 2017, the official told Reuters."
Emily Davies, Washington Post, July 24, 2020
"Trump administration officials said during a federal court hearing Friday that they have not “granted nor rejected” any applications for a program designed to protect young undocumented...
Cyrus Mehta, June 22, 2020
"On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated...
Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020
"In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation...
Prof. Peter Margulies, June 18, 2020
"On June 18, the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to rescind the DACA program. In a narrow opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts based on administrative law doctrine...
The Take, May 22, 2020
"The US Supreme Court will soon decide the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. The federal programme has granted a temporary reprieve from deportation for undocumented young people, known...
Perchance to DREAM
A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA
by Michael A. Olivas
"The first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) In 1982, the Supreme Court of the United States...
Mar. 27, 2020 letter re Wolf, et al., v. Batalla Vidal, et al., No. 18-589
"Healthcare providers on the frontlines of our nation’s fight against COVID-19 rely significantly upon DACA recipients to perform essential work. Approximately 27...
Michael Hall, Texas Monthly, Dec. 19, 2019
"O n Monday morning, Pedro Villalobos stood in front of his new boss, Margaret Moore, the Travis County district attorney. The young lawyer, who wore a dark blue suit and a tie adorned with sunflowers...
Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 11, 2019
"The case, one of the most important of the justices’ term, will help define the scope of presidential powers over immigration. It also is seen as a test of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has...