Immigration Law

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Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law - Prof. Michael A. Olivas on DACA
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Michael A. Olivas, Sept. 21, 2017 - "For over 35 years, I have taught Immigration Law and Higher Education Law as a professor at the UH Law Center. I have spent most of my professional life and personal commitment to improving life for immigrants... Read More

Will Trump Break His Promise to Dreamers?
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eric Columbus, Aug. 31, 2017 - "President Trump may soon end Barack Obama’s signature immigration initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , Trump

176 Bipartisan Mayors Support DACA, Urge Swift Passage of Dreamer Legislation
Posted on 12 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Today, as many in Congress and around the nation express concern with the White House’s Sunday night proposal that would trade hard-line immigration policies for legislation to protect 800,000 young... Read More

Tags: daca , mayors , dreamers

GOP Senators Quietly Craft Dreamers Deal
Posted on 24 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Seung Min Kim, Politico, Oct. 24, 2017 - "Key Senate Republicans have begun privately discussing the contours of an immigration plan to shield the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who will lose work permits and deportation protections starting early... 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

$1M Fund Announced to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by Oct. 5th
Posted on 14 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mission Asset Fund, Sept. 13, 2017 - "Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announced it will provide $1,000,000 in scholarships to 2,000+ Dreamers to pay for DACA renewals by the October 5 deadline. Last week, the Trump administration announced that... Read More

American Dreamers
Posted on 30 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times - "The Times Editorial Board has called on the Trump administration to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that temporarily shields some young immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. We’re... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers

$25K Scholarships for DREAMers Now Available
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are being accepted from undocumented youth who will be first-time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor’s degree, TheDream.US, a national organization... Read More

Judge: Arizona's 'DREAMers' Can Keep Driver Licenses
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has decided to make permanent an injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children and spared from deportation by President... Read More

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey... Read More

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

New Online Tool Will Provide Legal Help to Thousands of DREAMers Nationwide
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will launch DREAMerJustice.org, a self-assessment tool to enable eligible youth to apply for the Obama administration’s initiative offering temporary relief from deportation... Read More

Dreaming in Arizona: Can Prosecutorial Discretion Co-Exist With 'Show Me Your Papers?'
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It is indeed unfortunate that despite noting the role of the federal government in formulating immigration policy, the Court did not, at least for the moment, invalidate 2(B), which essentially legalizes racial profiling. ... It does not require... Read More

Who and Where the DREAMers Are
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new analysis casts some much-needed light on the question of exactly who might be eligible for the Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children."... Read More

Arizona Dreamin’: Patchwork Laws, Twilight Status, and Federal Enforcement Priorities
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It appears that President Obama’s decision to grant relief to the Dreamers was passed in anticipation of the Court’s decision in Arizona. The various opinions and the context in which the case was decided thus raise important issues... Read More