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USCIS Snubs Supreme Court on DACA
Posted on 24 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 24, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today provided guidance on how it will implement Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s July 28 memorandum (PDF) regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

Remove the Sword of Damocles from DACA
Posted on 12 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Wolf, Barr on DACA (July 28, 2020)
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 28, 2020 DHS Press Release here . July 28, 2020 memo from Wolf to ICE, CBP and USCIS here . June 30, 2020 letter from Barr to Wolf here . Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , barr , wolf , DHS

Trump: USCIS Will NOT Accept New DACA Applcations
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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." Read More

Cyrus Mehta on DACA and Reliance
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

The Supreme Court Rules That Trump’s DACA Rescission Doesn’t Pass Muster
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Supreme Court: DACA Termination Violated APA!
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS v. Regents "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part IV. In the summer of 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or... Read More

Tags: Supreme Court , daca , APA , DHS

Letter to Supreme Court Urges Justices to Consider DACA Healthcare Providers re COVID-19
Posted on 30 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court DACA Decision May Rest on C.J. Roberts as Swing Vote
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Are You Ready for DACA Oral Argument?
Posted on 11 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's the SCOTUSblog case page on Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, consolidated with Trump v. NAACP and McAleenan v. Vidal. Oral argument at the Supreme Court is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019... Read More

Can the APA's Arbitrary and Capricious Test Save DACA? - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 30 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 29, 2019 "The Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019 that it would consider the legality of President Trump’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Although federal courts in New York , California... Read More

SCOTUS to Review DACA Recission Cases
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the June 28, 2019 Order List : "18-587 ) DEPT. OF HOMELAND, ET AL. V. REGENTS OF UNIV. OF CA, ET AL. ) 18-588 ) TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL. V. NAACP, ET AL. ) 18-589 ) McALEENAN, SEC. OF HOMELAND V. VIDAL, MARTIN J., ET AL. The petition... Read More

Trump Tries to Bypass Lower Courts on DACA
Posted on 6 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, SCOTUSBlog, Nov. 5, 2018 - "The federal government tonight returned to the Supreme Court , asking it once again to intervene in a dispute over the Trump administration’s decision to end the program known as “Deferred Action... Read More