Immigration Law

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DHS Sec. Kelly Rescinds DAPA Memo, Leaves DACA Alone...For Now
Posted on 16 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) - "On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General... Read More

Tags: daca , kelly , dapa

Feds Seek Full Court Rehearing in USA v. Texas
Posted on 19 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, July 18, 2016 - " The filing by Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn acknowledged that it is “exceedingly rare” for the Court to agree to rehear a case. But, the Obama administration emphasized, the Court did precisely that... 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

This Blog Post Destroys Texas' Immigration Case
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yes, it's a bit long, and yes, it's a bit technical, but this post by Georgetown Law Prof. Martin Lederman shows once and for all why Texas' case has been without merit from day one. Let's hope all Supreme Court justices, and their clerks... Read More

Tags: daca , lederman , blog , dapa , Texas

The President's Dilemma: Executive Authority, Enforcement, and the Rule of Law in Immigration Law
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and in 2014, he announced an expansion of DACA as well as a new program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents... Read More

Webcast with the Experts: United States v. Texas
Posted on 20 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 19, 2016 - "Watch AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen, American Immigration Council's Legal Director Melissa Crow, and UCLA School of Law Professor Hiroshi Motomura as they recap and offer expert analysis of Monday's U.S... Read More

DOJ Files 5th Circuit Brief in Texas v. USA
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case involves a challenge brought by Texas and other States to enjoin — nationwide — enforcement policies that the Secretary of Homeland Security adopted to manage the government’s limited immigration enforcement resources... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Immigration Case Could 'Redefine Balance of Power' Between Congress, President
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell law professor and co-editor of the 21-volume 'bible' of immigration law , Stephen Yale-Loehr, is quoted in multiple media outlets, including CNN , the New York Times and Law360 regarding USA v. Texas , the Supreme Court case that will... Read More

Mayors Support DAPA, DACA Expansion
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mayors and senior officials from 25 cities across the country met Monday in New York to rally support and lay the groundwork for implementing President Obama’s executive actions to provide relief to millions of undocumented immigrants nationwide... Read More

Cities, Counties Ask Appeals Court To Let Obama Immigration Programs Move Forward
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Leaders from more than 70 cities and counties, some going against their states, joined a legal brief filed Monday asking an appeals court to allow President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies to move forward. "Continuing to delay... Read More

Reaction to USA v. Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 19 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016, Yosemite National Park* Professors, practitioners, bloggers and reporters are reacting to yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument. (Transcript here .) A sample: Will Chief Justice Roberts Give the Administration a... Read More

CMS Finds DACA and DAPA Populations Part of American Society
Posted on 10 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Center for Migration Studies, Mar. 10, 2016 - " A new paper released today by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) offers a statistical portrait of the potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful... Read More

Tags: daca , CMS , dapa , paper

USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's... Read More

DOJ Submits Sensitive White House Docs In Immigration Beef
Posted on 3 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Department of Justice submitted highly sensitive documents that included White House communications to a Texas federal court on Thursday in the case over the president’s executive actions on immigration, while arguing that government... Read More

Tags: daca , hanen , dapa , DOJ , Texas