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Texas A.G. Blocks Immigration Scammer

From the official website, July 25, 2012: Attorney General Abbott Charges Austin Group with Providing Unauthorized Legal Services State’s enforcement action cites Gabriella Paneque and other defendants for offering unlawful immigration services AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg...

Lawsuit: Austin Business Fleeced Immigrants

"The Texas attorney general's office has frozen the assets of an Austin-based group that it says broke state laws by promising immigration assistance to clients — sometimes for large sums of money — that it did not deliver, officials said Wednesday. Travis County state District Judge...

Victory in Texas: Judgment and Injunction Against Gang of Immigration Swindlers

Austin immigration attorney Paul Parsons writes: "The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the (Texas) Attorney General has recently obtained the attached Final Judgment & Permanent Injunction against a gang of immigration swindlers here in Austin. These crooks had incorporated under...

Texas A.G. Shuts Down Fraudulent “Notarios” and Unauthorized Immigration Consultants in South Texas

" Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that he has shut down three fraudulent “notario” operations in the Rio Grande Valley. A Hidalgo County district court granted the State’s request and issued permanent and temporary injunctions against the following four defendants...

Consumer Protection from the Unauthorized Practice of Law Victory in Texas

Paul Parsons writes: "Cristo Vive, Christian Social Services, Inc, formerly known as Cristo Vive para Inmigrantes (Christ Lives for Immigrants), has been unlawfully providing immigration legal advice for years in Austin, Texas. This organization was never recognized as an accredited Board of Immigration...

Litigation Update: Texas v. USA (Jan. 30, 2015)

As of Jan. 30, 2015, we still have no ruling by Judge Hanen on the motion for preliminary injunction in Texas v. USA , No. 1:14-cv-00254, S.D. TX, Brownsville Div. Notable recent docket entries, however, include the DEFENDANTS’ SUR-REPLY IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY...

District Court Enjoins DAPA, Expanded DACA: Texas v. USA

"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 issued a statement saying the federal government...

Court Enjoins 'Deterrence' Theory on Immigration Court Bonds for Refugee Moms, Kids

"A federal court today granted a preliminary injunction putting an immediate halt to the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children as a way to deter others from coming to the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the case on behalf of...

Administration Asks Court to Lift Order Halting Immigration Programs

"The Obama administration, fighting a lawsuit by 26 states against the president’s executive actions on immigration, asked a federal appeals court Thursday to lift an order by a judge in Texas that halted the programs. Calling the legal reasoning behind the Feb. 16 injunction “unprecedented...

USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's executive action policies, telling a...

Will Farmers Branch Save DAPA, Expanded DACA? - Cyrus D. Mehta

Cyrus D. Mehta writes - "After a split Fifth Circuit panel declined to lift Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction in Texas v. United States blocking President Obama’s two executive actions that could defer the deportations of an estimated 4.4 million people, the score was 2 in favor of...

Texas Birth Certificate Case Moves to Trial - Perales-Serna

While Judge Pitman denied Plaintiffs’ Emergency Application for Temporary Injunction, his order clearly showed that Texas is on shaky ground and provided a clear road map for Plaintiffs at trial. Read the order and move beyond the headlines. News here , here and here .

Judge Prohibits Texas from Licensing Family Detention Centers as Childcare Facilities

Grassroots Leadership, Nov. 20, 2015 - "Grassroots Leadership today won a temporary injunction in its suit to stop the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from licensing family detention centers in Karnes and Dilley as childcare facilities under an emergency rule. The emergency rule...

Court: Texas Cannot Block Syrian Refugees

THHSC v. USA, Feb. 8, 2016 - "This Order addresses Plaintiff Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (the “Commission”) amended application for preliminary injunction against Defendant International Rescue Committee, Inc. (“IRC”) and the Federal Defendants. Because...

MALDEF Wins Court Order Blocking Texas Immigrant Harboring Law

MALDEF, Apr. 14, 2016 - " Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the immigrant harboring provision of HB11, which was enacted in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. Judge Ezra, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, ruled that the plaintiffs were likely...

Texas Court Issues Temporary Injunction Prohibiting Licensing of Dilley Family Detention Camp

Grassroots Leadership, June 1, 2016 - " In a major victory for advocates, an Austin judge has issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from issuing a child care license under lowered standards to the nation’s largest immigration...

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...