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Trump: USCIS Will NOT Accept New DACA Applcations
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Holland, Reuters, July 28, 2020 "The administration plans to continue its existing policy of not accepting new DACA applicants, a policy in place since 2017, the official told Reuters." 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

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020 "In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation... Read More

The Supreme Court Rules That Trump’s DACA Rescission Doesn’t Pass Muster
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Peter Margulies, June 18, 2020 "On June 18, the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to rescind the DACA program. In a narrow opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts based on administrative law doctrine... Read More

Will Trump Deport One of Texas' Best Prosecutors?
Posted on 3 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael Hall, Texas Monthly, Dec. 19, 2019 "O n Monday morning, Pedro Villalobos stood in front of his new boss, Margaret Moore, the Travis County district attorney. The young lawyer, who wore a dark blue suit and a tie adorned with sunflowers... Read More

Tags: daca , Trump , Texas

Can the APA's Arbitrary and Capricious Test Save DACA? - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 30 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 29, 2019 "The Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019 that it would consider the legality of President Trump’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Although federal courts in New York , California... Read More

SCOTUS to Review DACA Recission Cases
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the June 28, 2019 Order List : "18-587 ) DEPT. OF HOMELAND, ET AL. V. REGENTS OF UNIV. OF CA, ET AL. ) 18-588 ) TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL. V. NAACP, ET AL. ) 18-589 ) McALEENAN, SEC. OF HOMELAND V. VIDAL, MARTIN J., ET AL. The petition... Read More

Trump Tries to Bypass Lower Courts on DACA
Posted on 6 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, SCOTUSBlog, Nov. 5, 2018 - "The federal government tonight returned to the Supreme Court , asking it once again to intervene in a dispute over the Trump administration’s decision to end the program known as “Deferred Action... Read More

DACA Must Be Fully Restored: Federal Court (NAACP v. Trump)
Posted on 6 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, Dan Berman, CNN, Aug. 4, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for the administration to do so. DC District Judge... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , bates , Trump

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Hear Trump's DACA Challenge Now
Posted on 26 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal, The Hill, Feb. 26, 2018 - "The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling temporarily blocking it from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program
Posted on 30 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Aug. 29, 2017 - "In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to continue to contribute to the U.S. economy... Read More

Tags: daca , mayors , Trump

Jessica Colotl Stripped of DACA Status; Lawsuit Filed
Posted on 11 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, May 10, 2017 - "Ms. Colotl, who was brought to the United States by her parents as a child, learned Monday that her DACA status had been revoked, thrusting her into the national immigration debate anew. With a new president... Read More

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program
Posted on 8 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UC Office of the President, Friday, September 8, 2017 - "The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students... Read More

CA9 on DACA, Mandamus, Administrative Record: Trump v. U.S. District Court
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. U.S. District Court, Nov. 16, 2017 - "Several sets of plaintiffs sued to enjoin the rescission of DACA under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and under various constitutional theories not relevant here. ... The government... Read More

Will Trump Break His Promise to Dreamers?
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eric Columbus, Aug. 31, 2017 - "President Trump may soon end Barack Obama’s signature immigration initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , Trump