Immigration Law

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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

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

States Sue Feds Over Immigration Executive Action
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Seventeen states sued the U.S. in federal district court challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Obama's Intimidation of Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to intimidate others from coming to the United States. The case... Read More

White House on Dismissal of Arpaio Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz on D.C. District Court Ruling Dismissing Immigration Lawsuit - " Judge Howell’s decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been... Read More

Letter to Obama: Close Dilley - Central American Refugee Crisis Demands Humanitarian Response, Not Show of Force
Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We, the undersigned civil rights and civil liberties, human rights, faith, immigration, labor, criminal justice, legal, children’s rights, and domestic violence advocacy organizations, oppose the opening of the new family detention facility... Read More

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This past summer, the "border kids"— tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras detained after crossing into the United States—became the country's latest immigration crisis. Aid... Read More

Obama Suddenly Ends Special 'Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot' Parole Policy for Cubans
Posted on 13 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Statement by DHS Secretary Johnson on the Continued Normalization of our Migration Relationship with Cuba DHS Fact Sheet U.S. - Cuba Joint Statement News article by... Read More

Tags: wet-foot , Cuba , Obama , parole

White House Blocks Visas for Certain Persons Contributing to Situation in Ukraine
Posted on 6 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order, Mar. 6, 2014 : BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International... 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

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

Groups Call for Rescission of NSEERS
Posted on 22 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ADC, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) submitted a letter co-signed by nearly 200 organizations to President Barack Obama, calling on his administration to rescind the regulatory framework behind the National... Read More

Tags: letter , Obama , nseers

Feds: Texas, States Lack Standing in Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Republican-led states suing President Barack Obama over his executive order not to deport certain illegal immigrants lack standing because they "themselves are not subject" to the order, the Justice Department said Wednesday . Twenty... Read More