Immigration Law

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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

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

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

MALDEF Files Suit Against University System of Georgia for Barring Deferred Action Students Admission to Selective Universities
Posted on 2 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 2, 2016 - " Three students are suing the University System of Georgia because of policies that ban them from attending the state's top school because of their immigration classification. The lawsuit was filed today by MALDEF (Mexican... 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

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.
Posted on 12 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A married couple separated by a failure of the U.S. immigration system today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to allow them to reunite and continue their lives together at home in Los Angeles, Calif. Marco Villada... Read More

Tags: daca , waiver , villada , lawsuit , nilc

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program
Posted on 8 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UC Office of the President, Friday, September 8, 2017 - "The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students... Read More

Executive Action on Immigration and the Judicial Artifice of “Lawful Presence” - Anil Kalhan
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In legal terms, Judge Smith’s strikingly casual reasoning about “lawful presence” lacks precision and ultimately makes very little sense." - Anil Kalhan, June 3, 2015 . - Prof. Anil Kalhan Read More

Tags: daca , kalhan , lawsuit , dapa , Texas

MALDEF ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO DISMISS THREAT BY TEXAS TO CHALLENGE DACA INITIATIVE
Posted on 29 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, July 28, 2017 - "A threat by the State of Texas to amend a lawsuit to include a belated challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should be thrown out on the grounds that the original lawsuit is not related... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF , lawsuit , dapa , Texas

Judges Ream DOJ Lawyers Over DACA Deadline, Discovery
Posted on 27 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Furious at the Department of Homeland Security for racing to extinguish an Obama-era program that defers the deportation of qualifying young immigrants, a federal judge slammed their deadline obstinance... Read More

ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT GRANTS MALDEF MOTION TO INTERVENE ON BEHALF OF DACA STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION CASE
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state court considering an unusual case in which Arizona is suing one of its own community college districts for recognizing that Arizonans should be treated equally, has granted MALDEF's motion to intervene to represent Deferred Action... Read More

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY, STATE OF GEORGIA, CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014cv243077 DACA BENEFICIARY GEORGIA COLLEGE STUDENTS, Plaintiffs, vs. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA’S BOARD OR REGENTS, Defendants. Motion to Dismiss - pp. 23-101... Read More

ICE Agents Sue Napolitano Over DACA
Posted on 23 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crane, et al., v. Napolitano, et al ., No. 3:12-cv-03247-O, N.D. TX, Dallas Div., Judge O'Connor, filed Aug. 23, 2012. Read More

Tags: daca , lawsuit , napolitano , ICE

Michigan Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees
Posted on 2 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Michigan Department of State – in light of a recent reversal by federal officials on whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants are lawfully present – is now required to issue those participants driver’s license... Read More

Arizona Sues Community Colleges over DACA Tuition Policy
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block one of the nation's largest community college systems from providing reduced tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration. The lawsuit underscores Arizona's... Read More