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4-4 Tie at Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas Blocks DAPA, DACA+

UNITED STATES, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. TEXAS, ET AL. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT [June 23, 2016] PER CURIAM. The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court. [Stand by for commentary & analysis later today...]

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries, welcoming wave after wave of immigrants has kept...

AILA Member Talking Points on SCOTUS United States v. Texas Deadlock

AILA Doc. No. 16062336, June 23, 2016 : "While today's split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, what it does mean is that these important, commonsense policies will remain blocked for now. The fact remains, DAPA and DACA+ are initiatives that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent...

Prof. Michael Olivas on Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Michael A. Olivas, June 23, 2016 - "[T]he narrow technical ruling on an injunction is not the same as a full-scale constitutional rejection of deferred action on its merits. For the time being, immigrant students eligible under the original DACA order can continue to seek its protection, and immigrant...

Feds Seek Full Court Rehearing in USA v. Texas

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 in several cases dating back to the first part...

DACA After US v. Texas: Recommendations for the President

CIRI Advocacy Working Group, July 15, 2016 - " This brief summarizes recommendations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by leading national-level organizations that support the program and have monitored implementation since 2012. CIRI Advocacy Working Group member organizations represent...

The Aftermath of United States v. Texas: Rediscovering Deferred Action (Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia) - UPDATED

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Aug. 10, 2016 - "On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in the immigration case of United States v. Texas, blocking two “deferred action” programs announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014: extended Deferred Action for Childhood...

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action...

New York 'Dreamer' Challenges Texas Judge's Nationwide Immigration Injunction - Batalla Vidal v. Baran

NILC, Aug. 25, 2016 - "A first-of-its-kind lawsuit today opened up a new front in the defense of the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood...

MALDEF Files Suit Against University System of Georgia for Barring Deferred Action Students Admission to Selective Universities

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 American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

DACAmented Arizona Student Stripped of Scholarship

Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 4, 2016 - "An hour before his first class at Arizona State University last month, Eduardo Lujan, 23, got an unwelcome phone call. The school had revoked his two-year scholarship because of his immigration status, a university administrator told him. Lujan’s...

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants

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 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

NILC Webinar this Friday (Oct. 14, 2016)

NILC - " Join us for a webinar this Friday, October 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern time to get the latest news and updates on key immigrants’ rights issues and developments , including: • DACA renewal delays, and strategies to address the delays • News about state and national...

California Dreamer Challenges Nationwide Immigration Injunction - NILC

NILC, Nov. 3, 2016 - "A new federal lawsuit filed today advances efforts to reinstate the Obama administration’s immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded...

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority to protect DREAMers with DACA (Deferred Action...

The High Cost of Ending DACA

Philip E. Wolgin, Nov. 18, 2016 - "To date, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has allowed more than 741,000 young people a reprieve from deportation and a renewable work permit. Studies have shown that having DACA brings big benefits for individuals, families, and communities. For...

University Presidents Call for Continuation, Expansion of DACA

Elizabeth Redden, Nov. 21, 2016 - "More than 90 college and university presidents have signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children...

Mayors Urge Trump to Continue DACA

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 7, 2016 - "Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayors from across the country today sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program until Congress modernizes the immigration system and provides a more...

ACE Releases Brief on the Post-Election Climate for the DACA Program, “Sanctuary Campuses”

American Council on Education, Dec. 5, 2016 - "​Amid uncertainty about the future of the nation’s immigration laws under the Trump administration, colleges and universities around the country are thinking about what might be in store for their undocumented students. Primary among these...

LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on Trump, DACA, Immigration Policy

"On immigration, Trump may not get Congress to fund an expensive and extensive wall, but he could do a lot on his own to control who comes into the country, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and an expert on immigration law . With the authority granted to the president on national...

New Report Examines Economic Losses Resulting from President-Elect Trump’s Threat to End DACA - ILRC

ILRC, Dec. 13, 2016 - "Following President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that he would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table – The Economic Cost of Ending DACA, a report estimating the far-ranging economic costs...

College, University Presidents to Trump: Keeping DACA a 'Moral Imperative,' 'National Necessity'

Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students Higher education leaders cite “ moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. More than 550 college...

Fearing Trump, a Campus Calls for Sanctuary

Marina Jimenez, Jan. 2, 2017 - "In time of fear and uncertainty, college campuses and cities across the U.S. are vowing to fight back if president-elect Donald Trump tries to deport students and law-abiding community members who lack legal status. At Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y., more than...

Georgia DACA Students Entitled to In-State Tuition Status: Rivera Hernandez v. Alford

"Plaintiffs have established that they are entitled to mandamus relief as a matter of law. Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED and Defendants are hereby compelled to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful presence as it relates to students who are DACA...

DHS Sec. Johnson to Congress: DACA Info Should Not Be Used for Enforcement (with exceptions) - Letter

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson, Dec. 30, 2016 - "Dear Representative Chu: On behalf of the Administration, I write in response to the letter you and 110 other members of Congress sent the President on December 5. In your letter, you ask us "to do everything within [ our] power to safeguard the personal...