Immigration Law

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Stand and Deliver
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a political stunt of a lawsuit , Texas and other states claim the White House's immigration initiatives announced on Nov. 20, 2014 are illegal. The problem is that the suit has no legs, because the plaintiffs lack "standing"... Read More

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

Judge Hanen Rakes DOJ Lawyers Over Ethics Coals in DAPA Case
Posted on 20 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

You've read about it in the news . Now read Judge Hanen's 28-page order for yourself. Stay tuned for reactions from practitioners and academics. Read More

Tags: Obama , hanen , dapa , DOJ , ethics , Texas

Feds: Texas, States Lack Standing in Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Republican-led states suing President Barack Obama over his executive order not to deport certain illegal immigrants lack standing because they "themselves are not subject" to the order, the Justice Department said Wednesday . Twenty... Read More

Mayors Support President, Oppose Texas in Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among more than 30 mayors to go to court Monday to oppose a lawsuit brought by over a dozen states to block President Barack Obama’s immigration-reform plan . Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City and... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide... Read More

Texas Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration’s DAPA Program Providing Work Permits And Legal Protection To Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Feb. 16, 2015, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of a federal government program entitled Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Texas v. United States... Read More

Litigation Update: Texas v. USA (Jan. 30, 2015)
Posted on 31 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

As of Jan. 30, 2015, we still have no ruling by Judge Hanen on the motion for preliminary injunction in Texas v. USA , No. 1:14-cv-00254, S.D. TX, Brownsville Div. Notable recent docket entries, however, include the DEFENDANTS’ SUR-REPLY IN OPPOSITION... Read More

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries... Read More