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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...

Hanen Injunction 'Falls Far Outside Legal Mainstream' - NILC

" A federal district court today blocked the implementation of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama last year, which would allow millions of immigrants to come forward and apply for deportation relief and work authorization. The first phase of initiatives, which affect undocumented...

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday. The class-action suit, which was filed on behalf...

Keeping Tabs on a Non-Citizen's Eligibility for Health Coverage Under the ACA - Cyrus D. Mehta

"President Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is here to stay especially after the law withstood a challenge in King v. Burwell that allows the federal government to provide subsidies to poor and middle class people to buy health insurance on a nationwide basis. Even non...

DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its participants, according to the results of a survey...

NILC Report: Immigrant-Inclusive State and Local Policies Move Ahead in 2014-15

NILC, Dec. 22, 2015 - "Civic engagement by immigrants and their allies has been effective in moving inclusive state and local policies and in defeating virtually all of the significant anti-immigrant proposals filed in state legislatures during the past two years, according to a new report by the...

Arizona Detention Conditions Lawsuit Moves Forward: Doe v. Johnson

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse NILC, Jan. 13, 2015 - "On Monday, a federal district...

Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond (NILC)

NILC, March 2016 - "Imagine being locked up in jail and having to convince a judge to allow you to stay in the U.S. Losing your case will mean being separated, maybe for the rest of your life, from the people you love most. It may also mean being sent back to a place you fled because you were afraid...

Dreamers Affected by Federal Judge Order Seek to Defend Their Privacy - NILC

NILC, June 3, 2016 - "The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Texas today filed a petition for writ of mandamus before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of four people impacted by a recent order issued by a federal district court in Brownsville...

Advocates Move To Prevent Release Of Immigrants' Info - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 4, 2016 - "A group of immigrants and advocacy groups on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to cancel a lower court’s request for information regarding certain immigrants with deferred action, adding a new development to the saga over the president's executive...

U.S. v. Texas Ruling Webinar, Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern - NILC

NILC - " This morning the Supreme Court announced that it had voted 4-4 in United States v. Texas . As a result, DAPA and the expansion of DACA , programs that President Obama announced in 2014, remain blocked by the lower court’s order. This means people cannot apply for these programs. This...

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...

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...

Arizona's SB 1070 'Show Me Your Papers' Law (Mostly) Bites the Dust

NILC, Sept. 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, National Immigration Law Center, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc.org Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, 602-492-8540, skilar@acluaz.org Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 212-284-7347, isarda...

“The Art of the Deal” Coauthor Tony Schwartz to Donate $55K to NILC

NILC, Oct. 4, 2016 - "Tony Schwartz, who coauthored “The Art of the Deal” with Donald Trump, and national leaders from the Muslim, civil rights, and immigrant communities on Tuesday called for an end to the politics of division that has whipped up fear and hate of immigrants and communities...

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...

Lawsuit Filed Against Unconstitutional Louisiana State Law Blocking Immigrants from Marrying - Vo v. Gee

NILC, Oct. 18, 2016 - "A Louisiana man is challenging an unconstitutional state law that denies some immigrants in the state the fundamental right to a legal marriage. Viet “Victor” Anh Vo filed the lawsuit Vo v. Gee, et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana...

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...

Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions in these facilities, known as hieleras . This...

Jan. 9, 2017 Webinar: ITIN Renewals & ITIN Tax-Filing Issues for Immigrants

NILC - " ITIN Renewals & ITIN Tax-Filing Issues for Immigrants Monday, January 9, 2017, 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PST The National Immigration Law Center, National Council of La Raza, and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities invite tax practitioners, community-based organizations, constituent...

Feds Sued for Deporting DACA Recipient

Joshua Barajas, PBS NewsHour, Apr. 19, 2017 - "A 23-year-old immigrant who says he was cleared to work and live in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been deported, according to his lawyers. It’s believed to be the first such case under President Donald...

Court Strikes Down Louisiana Anti-Immigrant Marriage Law: Vo v. Gee

Vo v. Gee - "The unconstitutionality of Act 436 applies to all residents of the State of Louisiana, not just Mr. Vo. The scope of the preliminary injunction order applied to Plaintiff and all similarly situated U. S. citizens who are prevented from obtaining a marriage license under Act 436 (Rec...

New York Dreamer Challenges Trump Administration’s Termination of DACA

NILC, Sept. 5, 2017 - "A young immigrant New Yorker and Make the Road New York (MRNY) went to federal court today to challenge the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

Untangling the Immigration Enforcement Web: NILC Report (Sept. 2017)

NILC, Sept. 2017 - "Immigrants are caught in a complex and opaque web of databases, related systems, and information-sharing mechanisms that facilitate immigration enforcement and erect barriers to their full participation in economic and social life in the United States. These databases, systems...

DACA Back On...For Now

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2018 - "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept...