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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...

Mayors Urge Trump to Continue DACA

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 7, 2016 - "Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayors from across the country today sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program until Congress modernizes the immigration system and provides a more...

ACE Releases Brief on the Post-Election Climate for the DACA Program, “Sanctuary Campuses”

American Council on Education, Dec. 5, 2016 - "​Amid uncertainty about the future of the nation’s immigration laws under the Trump administration, colleges and universities around the country are thinking about what might be in store for their undocumented students. Primary among these...

LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on Trump, DACA, Immigration Policy

"On immigration, Trump may not get Congress to fund an expensive and extensive wall, but he could do a lot on his own to control who comes into the country, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and an expert on immigration law . With the authority granted to the president on national...

New Report Examines Economic Losses Resulting from President-Elect Trump’s Threat to End DACA - ILRC

ILRC, Dec. 13, 2016 - "Following President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that he would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table – The Economic Cost of Ending DACA, a report estimating the far-ranging economic costs...

College, University Presidents to Trump: Keeping DACA a 'Moral Imperative,' 'National Necessity'

Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students Higher education leaders cite “ moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. More than 550 college...

Fearing Trump, a Campus Calls for Sanctuary

Marina Jimenez, Jan. 2, 2017 - "In time of fear and uncertainty, college campuses and cities across the U.S. are vowing to fight back if president-elect Donald Trump tries to deport students and law-abiding community members who lack legal status. At Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y., more than...

Georgia DACA Students Entitled to In-State Tuition Status: Rivera Hernandez v. Alford

"Plaintiffs have established that they are entitled to mandamus relief as a matter of law. Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED and Defendants are hereby compelled to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful presence as it relates to students who are DACA...

DHS Sec. Johnson to Congress: DACA Info Should Not Be Used for Enforcement (with exceptions) - Letter

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson, Dec. 30, 2016 - "Dear Representative Chu: On behalf of the Administration, I write in response to the letter you and 110 other members of Congress sent the President on December 5. In your letter, you ask us "to do everything within [ our] power to safeguard the personal...

Four More Leaked Drafts of Executive Orders on Immigration

Matthew Yglesias and Dara Lind, Vox, Jan. 25, 2017 - "On Tuesday, Vox was given six documents that purported to be draft executive orders under consideration by the Trump administration. The source noted that “all of these documents are still going through formal review” in the Executive...

DACAmented Youth in Seattle Arrested by ICE, Files Habeas Petition (Updated Feb. 15, 2017)

Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017 - "U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President...

Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Government Doctored Legal Document to Try and Prove False Gang Affiliation

Sydney Brownstone, Feb. 16, 2017 - "Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized, 23-year-old DACA recipient who was scooped up by immigration enforcement near Seattle last week, say that government officials doctored a legal document at the Northwest Detention Center in an attempt to...

Expert: Immigration Courts Are Different

CNN, Feb. 21, 2017 - "[D]espite DHS' assurances that their increased enforcement does not affect DACA recipients, the community remains concerned that everyone is a target. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr , a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School, further explained because that...

Judge’s Pause of Trump Travel Ban Takes Page from Republican Challenge to Obama Executive Action on DACA

Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 21, 2017 - "The temporary restraining order halting one of President Trump’s most controversial actions, an executive order suspending the entry of nationals from seven countries and pausing refugee resettlement, has strong...

Expert: 'Mixed Messages' on DACA from Trump, DHS

Richard Gonzales, NPR, Mar. 25, 2017 - "GONZALES: Trump has vowed to ramp up deportations of unauthorized immigrants. And under a little-noticed provision in one of his executive orders on immigration, the president stripped non-citizens of federal privacy protections. Immigrant advocates worry...