Immigration Law

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Experts: Obama Adjusted Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amelia Thomson DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, July 31, 2019 "Immigration policy experts like Chishti think Obama deserves credit for adjusting his policies as his presidency went on. According to estimates by Chishti’s group , by the end of Obama’s... Read More

Legal Scholars: Obama's Immigration Actions Lawful
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama's decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his... Read More

Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock - Angelo A. Paparelli
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli writes - "Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by State Net

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office... Read More

White House Won't Take CA5 Immigration Case to Supreme Court...Yet
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration said Wednesday that it won’t ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an injunction on two core deferred deportation policies created by the president’s executive actions, just one day after the Fifth Circuit refused... Read More

Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"President Barack Obama urged a group of business leaders including McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Donald Thompson and Marriott International Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson to put pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a new immigration... Read More

BREAKING: Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration Thursday & Friday
Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's a short White House video posted Wednesday. - White House "President Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, according to several... Read More

Mayors Support President, Oppose Texas in Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among more than 30 mayors to go to court Monday to oppose a lawsuit brought by over a dozen states to block President Barack Obama’s immigration-reform plan . Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City and... Read More

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration: Official Transcript
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration: Official Transcript of Nov. 20, 2014 Speech Read More

Texas Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration’s DAPA Program Providing Work Permits And Legal Protection To Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Feb. 16, 2015, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of a federal government program entitled Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Texas v. United States... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide... Read More

Excerpts From the July 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Deferred Action Process for Young People Announced On June 15, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made important statements on immigration-enforcement policy toward young people who are in the United States without... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 invalidated three of the four key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, S.B. 1070 ( Arizona, et al. v. United States , No. 11-182, U.S. Sup. [ enhanced version available to lexis... Read More