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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

Texas v. USA Oral Argument Preview
Posted on 16 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Judge Hanen’s rulings on both the standing and the APA issues — specifically, that DACA and DAPA are not discretionary and thus require notice and comment rulemaking under the APA — cannot be squared with either the evidence in... Read More

Anti-DACA Lawsuit Dismissed: Crane v. Napolitano
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Court finds that Congress has precluded Plaintiffs from pursuing their claims in this Court by enacting the CSRA. Therefore, the Court finds that this case should be and is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction... Read More

Unpub. BIA Hague Convention Visa Petition Victory: Castillo Cavazos
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The record shows that the petitioner, a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States, and her spouse, a United States citizen, adopted the beneficiary in Mexico in December 2009, shortly after her birth. The petitioner filed a Form 1·130... Read More

Is DACA Illegal? A Dallas Court Says, 'Maybe' (UPDATED)
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A court challenge by federal immigration agents seeking to block President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation initiative will probably succeed, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas today put off his own decision... Read More

Federal Judge Mulls Dallas DACA Lawsuit by ICE
Posted on 9 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge is expected to rule within a few weeks or even days on whether Congress has the primary right to amend deportation processes that create benefits for young immigrants, after a hearing Monday in a Dallas district court. Ten U.S. Immigration... Read More

Tags: daca , Crane , lawsuit , Dallas , Solis

ICE Anti-DACA Lawsuit Moves Forward: Crane v. Napolitano
Posted on 26 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Jan. 24, 2013, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor (N.D. Tx.) issued an Order in the Crane v. Napolitano lawsuit filed by ICE agents and the State of Mississippi challenging DACA. The Order grants in part and denies in part the Government's Motion... Read More

They Still Have Their Dream: Why Kris Kobach's Vitriol-Based Lawsuit Will Fail
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[O] ne cannot separate the vitriol against DREAMers in states like Arizona and the law suit challenging DACA. They emanate from the same xenophobia against immigrants without being able to see that the deserving beneficiaries of DACA are out of... Read More