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Prof. Anil Kalhan on U.S. v. Texas

Prof. Anil Kalhan (Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law), has written two fascinating and important pieces on the immigration case now pending at the Supreme Court: Ending Judicial Truthiness on Immigration - "When the Supreme Court considers what it hears this week in United States...

Texas's Radical Argument on Work Authorization - Prof. Martin Lederman

Prof. Martin Lederman, Apr. 20, 2016 - "Texas and the House of Representatives tried at oral argument to suggest that DAPA work authorization would be different in kind from past work authorizations. They have failed to explain, however, why many of those authorizations, such as for the millions...

Judge Hanen's Order to 'Out' DACA Grantees Raises Privacy Concerns - Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, May 23, 2016 - " Much of the press coverage on Judge Hanen’s May 19 order has focused on the order’s scolding. But equally, if not more alarming, are the implications of Judge Hanen’s demand on the Department of Justice to provide a list of individuals...

Honors Grad Denied DACA Renewal Due To Civil Protests, Sues USCIS: Unzueta v. USCIS

Unzueta v. USCIS, filed May 25, 2016 - "Defendants granted DACA to the Plaintiff in 2013, but denied “renewal” of DACA in 2015 after she continued to be outspoken in support of the rights of other noncitizens. Defendants purported to label Ms. Unzueta Carrasco’s citations for civil...

When a Judge is Out of Control - Stephen Legomsky

Stephen Legomsky, June 3, 2016 - "Soon the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision in U.S. v. Texas, the lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In the meantime, Judge Andrew Hanen, the federal judge who had already put the President’s program...

Cyrus Mehta: Were the DOJ Lawyers Really Unethical in Texas v. USA?

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 been written about Judge Hanen’s strange...

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...

LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr: Future for DACA Recipients 'Perilous'

Amy Frykholm, June 6, 2016 - "[T]he future of DACA is threatened. Stephen Yale-Loehr , professor of immigration studies at Cornell University, says that a court decision against the expansion of DACA (or one that reverts to the lower court’s decision on the question) is not good news for the...

4-4 Tie at Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas Blocks DAPA, DACA+

UNITED STATES, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. TEXAS, ET AL. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT [June 23, 2016] PER CURIAM. The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court. [Stand by for commentary & analysis later today...]

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries, welcoming wave after wave of immigrants has kept...

AILA Member Talking Points on SCOTUS United States v. Texas Deadlock

AILA Doc. No. 16062336, June 23, 2016 : "While today's split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, what it does mean is that these important, commonsense policies will remain blocked for now. The fact remains, DAPA and DACA+ are initiatives that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent...

Prof. Michael Olivas on Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Michael A. Olivas, June 23, 2016 - "[T]he narrow technical ruling on an injunction is not the same as a full-scale constitutional rejection of deferred action on its merits. For the time being, immigrant students eligible under the original DACA order can continue to seek its protection, and immigrant...

Feds Seek Full Court Rehearing in USA v. Texas

Amy Howe, July 18, 2016 - " The filing by Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn acknowledged that it is “exceedingly rare” for the Court to agree to rehear a case. But, the Obama administration emphasized, the Court did precisely that in several cases dating back to the first part...

DACA After US v. Texas: Recommendations for the President

CIRI Advocacy Working Group, July 15, 2016 - " This brief summarizes recommendations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by leading national-level organizations that support the program and have monitored implementation since 2012. CIRI Advocacy Working Group member organizations represent...

The Aftermath of United States v. Texas: Rediscovering Deferred Action (Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia) - UPDATED

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Aug. 10, 2016 - "On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in the immigration case of United States v. Texas, blocking two “deferred action” programs announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014: extended Deferred Action for Childhood...

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action...

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...

MALDEF Files Suit Against University System of Georgia for Barring Deferred Action Students Admission to Selective Universities

MALDEF, Sept. 2, 2016 - " Three students are suing the University System of Georgia because of policies that ban them from attending the state's top school because of their immigration classification. The lawsuit was filed today by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

DACAmented Arizona Student Stripped of Scholarship

Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 4, 2016 - "An hour before his first class at Arizona State University last month, Eduardo Lujan, 23, got an unwelcome phone call. The school had revoked his two-year scholarship because of his immigration status, a university administrator told him. Lujan’s...

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...

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...

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...

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority to protect DREAMers with DACA (Deferred Action...

The High Cost of Ending DACA

Philip E. Wolgin, Nov. 18, 2016 - "To date, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has allowed more than 741,000 young people a reprieve from deportation and a renewable work permit. Studies have shown that having DACA brings big benefits for individuals, families, and communities. For...

University Presidents Call for Continuation, Expansion of DACA

Elizabeth Redden, Nov. 21, 2016 - "More than 90 college and university presidents have signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children...