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Webcast with the Experts: United States v. Texas

AILA, Apr. 19, 2016 - "Watch AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen, American Immigration Council's Legal Director Melissa Crow, and UCLA School of Law Professor Hiroshi Motomura as they recap and offer expert analysis of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the United States...

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 Rakes DOJ Lawyers Over Ethics Coals in DAPA Case

You've read about it in the news . Now read Judge Hanen's 28-page order for yourself. Stay tuned for reactions from practitioners and academics.

Is Judge Hanen's 'Rulebook' Order Even Legal?

Georgetown Law Professor Orin Kerr raises a good point regarding Judge Hanen's 'rulebook' order : "Hanen does not discuss whether he has the legal authority to impose this remedy. Most of the people who have to comply with this order are lawyers who will never enter Hanen’s jurisdiction...

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...

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...

DAPA Stalled; Is TSI a Valid Alternative? - Brent Renison

Brent Renison, June 23, 2016 - "Today the Supreme Court upheld the denial of the DAPA program in a split, 4 to 4 tie decision, issuing only a one sentence ruling, "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court." That means that DAPA (and also expanded DACA) will not go into effect...

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...

David Isaacson: An Eventful Thursday for Immigration Law at the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas, Mathis v. United States, and What’s Next

David Isaacson, June 28, 2016 - " On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions of significance to immigration law: a 4-4 affirmance without opinion in United States v. Texas , and a 5-3 decision in Mathis v. United States . The first, which was more obviously immigration-related...

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...

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...

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...

Feds, States Put Brakes on Texas v. USA (DAPA)

Joint Motion to Stay Merits Proceedings, filed Nov. 18, 2016

DHS Sec. Kelly Rescinds DAPA Memo, Leaves DACA Alone...For Now

Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) - "On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20,...

MALDEF ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO DISMISS THREAT BY TEXAS TO CHALLENGE DACA INITIATIVE

MALDEF, July 28, 2017 - "A threat by the State of Texas to amend a lawsuit to include a belated challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should be thrown out on the grounds that the original lawsuit is not related to DACA, according to a motion filed in federal court...