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In Fight Over SB 1070, Arizona Makes an All-Too-Familiar Case to the Supreme Court

"The Supreme Court case involving Arizona SB 1070 has officially entered the home stretch. On Friday, the Justices announced that oral arguments will take place on the fourth Wednesday in April, making it the final case to be heard this term. Yesterday, Arizona filed its much-anticipated...

Padilla Retroactivity Supreme Court Amicus Brief - Case Examples Needed

Stephen W. Manning writes: "AILA's Amicus Committee seeks case examples for a brief to be filed at the Supreme Court in Chaidez v. United States . In Chaidez, the Court will address whether its decision in Padilla v. Kentucky may be applied retroactively. Padilla acknowledged a settled duty...

Current and Former Members of Congress to Supremes: The CSPA Means What We Said!

"Amici curiae are a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who were serving in 2002, when the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was passed. The Members care deeply about the preservation of family unity among immigrant families and the fairness of our country’s immigration procedures...

Advocates File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in CODV Case

"This brief respectfully emphasizes to the Court that a ruling reversing the Court of Appeals based on a broad reading of “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” could have profound effects on immigration law. These include the unintended consequences of hurting immigrant domestic violence...

Supreme Court Amicus Briefs Filed in 212(c) Cert. Pet. - Acebo-Leyva v. Holder

"On Monday, twenty-six law professors from around the country urged the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari to resolve crucial questions of how lower courts should analyze the retroactive application of immigration laws. The amicus brief was co-authored by the Immigration Law Clinic...

AILA Files CA9 Amicus Brief in Consular Non-Reviewability Case

"This brief presents a collection of case examples that AILA has compiled from attorneys whose clients have been denied visas based on decisions untethered to facially legitimate or bona fide reasons. Through these stories, AILA seeks to illustrate that the issues presented in the instant appeal...

Twelve States and D.C. Support Executive Action on Immigration, File Amicus Brief in Texas v. USA

"Washington State Attorney General Ferguson spearheads legal brief in support of Obama Administration’s action on immigration “Friend-of-court” brief joined by 11 other states and the District of Columbia SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the...

ACLU / NWIRP Joint Practice Advisory: Conditional Parole

DHS Files Brief to the BIA Acknowledging that IJs May Grant Release on Conditional Parole Under INA § 236(a) as an Alternative to Release on a Monetary Bond "On January 21, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) filed its brief with the BIA. There, DHS concedes that...

Mayors’ Defense of DACA / DAPA Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

"The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia — filed an amicus...

Mid-Litigation, DOS Changes the FAM: Convenient Facts Redux, by Nancy Morawetz

Convenient Facts Redux by Nancy Morawetz , NYU School of Law "Two years ago, I wrote about how the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) manipulates facts about government policies and practices to advance its arguments in the Supreme Court. In essence, if the OSG does not like the policies it...

Cities, Counties Ask Appeals Court To Let Obama Immigration Programs Move Forward

"Leaders from more than 70 cities and counties, some going against their states, joined a legal brief filed Monday asking an appeals court to allow President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies to move forward. "Continuing to delay implementation of the president’s executive...

New DACA Brief, Data Tool from MPI

MPI Press Release, Aug. 11, 2015 - As DACA’s Third Anniversary Nears, Vast Majority of Beneficiaries Eligible to Apply for Renewal Have Done So Findings Discussed at 2 p.m. EDT Webinar TODAY; Coordinates Below WASHINGTON – The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants...

BIA Calls for Amicus Briefs on Family as Particular Social Group - Deadline Feb. 10, 2016

BIA, Jan. 11, 2016 - "The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Where an asylum applicant has demonstrated persecution because of his or her membership in a particular social group...

Former judges challenge official who said 3-year-olds can represent selves in immigration court

Jerry Markon, Washington Post, Mar. 15, 2016 - "Three former federal immigration judges are publicly challenging a senior Justice Department official who argued that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court. “A typical three-year-old cannot...

DHS Brief in Matter of L-A- (Family as PSG)

CLINIC (Bradley Jenkins) writes: "CLINIC recently received word from counsel of record in Matter of L-A- (also known as the "family as particular social group" amicus invitation from the Board ) that DHS has filed their supplemental brief . In an unexpected pleasant surprise, DHS's...

BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Commitment to Mental Health Facility (Due July 21, 2016)

BIA, June 21, 2016 - "Amicus Invitation No. 16-06-21 AMICUS INVITATION (COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY), DUE JULY 21, 2016 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issues: ISSUES PRESENTED: 1) Is...

162 Tech Companies File Brief Against Trump Immigration Executive Order

TechCrunch, Apr. 19, 2017 - "Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of...