Immigration Law

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The Legal Basis for DACA as Expressed in the Final Rule
Posted on 31 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Aug. 31, 2022 "On August 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule aimed at “preserving and fortifying” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on DACA and Reliance
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 22, 2020 "On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated... Read More

Will Farmers Branch Save DAPA, Expanded DACA? - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta - The Impact of Texas v. USA on Other Executive Actions Involving Employment Authorization
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 15, 2015 - "Although the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. USA ruled against the Administration on November 9, 2015 by upholding the preliminary injunction against implementation of President Obama’s program to grant deferred action... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , dapa , Texas

Yes, He Can: A Reply to Professors Delahunty and Yoo
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Article II, Sec. 3 of the Constitution provides that the President “shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” That being so, can President Obama grant deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) whose presence here represents... Read More

Tags: daca , yoo , endelman , mehta

Cyrus D. Mehta - Preemption of AZ DL Policy Provides Another Basis for Supreme Court to Approve DAPA, Expanded DACA
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Apr. 11, 2016 - " Arizona Dream Act Coalition ... provides another basis for the Supreme Court in Texas v. USA to uphold the expanded deferred action programs as part of President Obama’s November 20, 2014 executive actions... Read More

Nightmare in Arizona: Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I t remains to be seen whether Brewer’s executive order will be politically viable. The GOP may see more Latino voters flee by the November elections, and the future of the party without support from Hispanics and minorities looks grim. Moreover... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , brewer , license , order

They Still Have Their Dream: Why Kris Kobach's Vitriol-Based Lawsuit Will Fail
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[O] ne cannot separate the vitriol against DREAMers in states like Arizona and the law suit challenging DACA. They emanate from the same xenophobia against immigrants without being able to see that the deserving beneficiaries of DACA are out of... Read More

DACA Renewals and Executive Action: MIchelle S. Velasco
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I have personally processed over 100 DACA applications in the past two years. When talking to these young immigrants and their families, it is often impossible to tell apart the individuals who were born here and the ones who were brought here.... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , velasco

Unaccompanied Child Migrants to the U.S. - A Drop in the Bucket and So Much Hype
Posted on 26 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The overreaction surrounding 57, 000 unaccompanied children who have come to the United States, with a population of 300 million, is not befitting of a great nation of immigrants. Indeed, some of the reaction against these children has been nothing... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , migrants

Cyrus Mehta: Were the DOJ Lawyers Really Unethical in Texas v. USA?
Posted on 4 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 4, 2016 - "Judge Hanen’s order dated May 19, 2016 reprimanding thousands of Department of Justice lawyers for unethical conduct is astounding because it does not even appear that their conduct was unethical. Much has already... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , hanen , dapa , legomsky , ethics , Texas