Immigration Law

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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

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump DACA Shutdown: Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Feb. 13, 2018 - "A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern... 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

Members of Congress Urge Trump to Keep DACA
Posted on 25 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aug. 22, 2017 - "Dear President Trump: We write to express our support for maintaining the protections of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for current recipients of the policy. We understand and deeply respect the rule of law, and... Read More

Tags: daca , House , Trump , Congress

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Could Benefit 'Tens of Thousands' of Dreamers
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2018 - "In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections... Read More

Will Trump Kill DACA After Six Month Gap? - Sources
Posted on 4 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eliana Johnson, Politico, Sept. 4, 2017 - "President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking... Read More

Tags: daca , Trump

Expert: Texas DACA Challenge Could Trigger Supreme Court Review
Posted on 6 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg, May 2, 2018 - "Texas’s legal bid to end the Obama-era policy that protects 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, may set the stage for the Trump... Read More

Trump 'Loves' Dreamers, But Kills DACA: DHS Memo (Sept. 5, 2017)
Posted on 5 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept. 5, 2017 - Press Release: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Fact Sheet: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission... Read More

Tags: daca , Trump , DHS

BREAKING: DACA Termination Illegal; DHS Must Accept New Applications (But Order Stayed 90 Days) - NAACP v. Trump
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAACP v. Trump - "For the reasons that follow, the Court concludes that it has both jurisdiction and statutory authority to hear plaintiffs’ APA and constitutional claims. The Court further concludes that, under the APA, DACA’s rescission... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , Trump

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

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

College, University Presidents to Trump: Keeping DACA a 'Moral Imperative,' 'National Necessity'
Posted on 27 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students Higher education leaders cite “ moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action... Read More

DACAmented Youth in Seattle Arrested by ICE, Files Habeas Petition (Updated Feb. 15, 2017)
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017 - "U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could... Read More