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  • The Strange Ruling and Checkered Judge Who Ruled on Executive Action This Week

    “It’s shocking that a federal judge would use an unrelated criminal case to take it upon himself to declare the lawful, discretionary decisions of a sitting President unconstitutional…”


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  • 5 Key Immigration Questions for Jeb Bush

    Often a lonely pro-reform voice in a GOP that has lurched to the right on immigration, Bush nonetheless needs to clarify and/or answer several essential questions about immigration as he positions for a presidential run…


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  • 2016 Republicans Set to Battle Latino & Immigrant Families, Not President Obama

    While Republicans may be gearing up to fight President Obama, last weekend should remind observers that the GOP’s true battles will be against Latino and immigrant families…


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  • Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Immigration Executive Action in Recent Polls

    A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration…


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  • Resources for Executive Action

    An archive page on everything you need to know about President Obama’s upcoming administrative relief…


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12/17/14 New UWD Video a Reminder that Dreamers Prepared to Hold GOP Accountable, Demand Specific Answers on Essential Immigration Questions A must-watch video from United We Dream (UWD) features Dreamers asking Senate Republicans a simple question – “Do you want to deport my parents?”  The video features interactions between UWD and a who’s who of Republican […]
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12/17/14 Yesterday brought the news that Arthur Schwab, a federal judge in Pennsylvania, ruled that President Obama’s executive action for immigrants is unconstitutional.  There’s no injunction — the ruling was completely off the cuff and has no actual consequences on the President’s executive actions.  But it’s just a reminder that playing politics with immigration is not just a sport […]
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12/18/14 This week, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that executive action is unconstitutional.  As legal experts and opinion makers have already pointed out, there are quite a number of things wrong with this decision: there was absolutely no reason to use this case to hand down such a ruling, the judge cited arguments that were […]
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12/18/14 Bloomberg: Arizona Rejected by Top Court on Immigrant Driver’s Licenses New York Times: Justices Let Stand a Ruling on Driver’s Licenses for Young Arizona Immigrants Huffington Post: Supreme Court: Arizona Can’t Block IDs for Dreamers For Now Reuters: U.S. top court blocks Arizona from denying driver’s licenses to immigrants AP: Lawsuit Over Immigrant License Data […]
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12/17/14 We know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is capable of being motivated by spite.  In 2009, Arpaio gloated that “after they went after me, we arrested 500 more [people] just for spite.”  When he was asked about it in 2012, Arpaio only doubled down: “It was wrong,” he said.  “It wasn’t 500.  It was thousands.” Arpaio is currently suing President […]
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It took a decision from the Supreme Court, but Jan Brewer’s executive order denying Arizona DREAMers driver’s licenses is finally out of legal options, paving the way for immigrant youth in the state to begin applying as soon as this week. It’s a case that stretches back to 2012 and the very first day of DACA implementation, […] (12/17/14) »

The following is from DREAM Iowa: Yesterday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he has decided to explore a presidential run and plans to establish a future Leadership PAC that will bankroll “conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation…[and] to support leaders, ideas and policies that […] (12/17/14) »

Wisconsin is one of the 24 states currently suing President Obama over executive action, despite the fact that the Badger State stands to gain $19 million over 5 years from increased tax revenue as a result of executive action.  Today, five-term Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) published a letter to Wisconsin’s Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen expressing her […] (12/17/14) »

Family of 7 Awaits Decision in Local Test Case for Roll Out of Obama’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) Program Jose Luis has lived in the US for almost 20 years and is the happily married father of 4 US citizen children (Ages 16, 13, 8, and 2) and a godson he cares for […] (12/17/14) »

CBS News: Jeb Bush and the Perils of Immigration USA Today: Bush name: A leg up and a burden for Jeb in 2016 AP: End Game: No Immigration Deal, Just Divisions Bloomberg: U.S. Says Judge Questioning Immigration Order Is Wrong National Journal: How a Drunk Driving Case Became All About Obama’s Immigration Action Huffington Post: […] (12/17/14) »

In almost a straight party-line vote, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldana’s appointment to the head of ICE today, making her the first Latina to hold the position.  The vote was 55-39, with only Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) being the only Republicans to vote in her favor. Saldana is currently the US Attorney for the […] (12/16/14) »

New UWD Video a Reminder that Dreamers Prepared to Hold GOP Accountable, Demand Specific Answers on Essential Immigration Questions A must-watch video from United We Dream (UWD) features Dreamers asking Senate Republicans a simple question – “Do you want to deport my parents?”  The video features interactions between UWD and a who’s who of Republican […] (12/17/14) »

Yesterday brought the news that Arthur Schwab, a federal judge in Pennsylvania, ruled that President Obama’s executive action for immigrants is unconstitutional.  There’s no injunction — the ruling was completely off the cuff and has no actual consequences on the President’s executive actions.  But it’s just a reminder that playing politics with immigration is not just a sport […] (12/17/14) »

Immigration Law Experts Available to Explain What His Unsolicited Opinion Does and Does NOT Mean In the wake of the President’s recent action on immigration, there has been much attention surrounding the legality of such administrative relief. Today, a District Court in Pennsylvania became the first to issue a ruling on the action. While the […] (12/16/14) »

The news that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is planning to run for president is a notable development for the politics of immigration.  Often a lonely pro-reform voice in a Republican Party that has lurched to the right on immigration, Bush nonetheless needs to clarify and/or answer several essential questions about immigration as he positions […] (12/16/14) »

This past weekend offered a preview of coming battles over immigration executive action.  However, while Republicans may be gearing up to fight President Obama, this weekend should remind observers that the GOP’s true battles will be against Latino and immigrant families.  Those directly affected by executive action, as well as the much larger contingent of […] (12/15/14) »

While most people were focused on what was happening inside the Capitol yesterday, here’s a quick recap of what was happening outside, in case you missed it. First, the anti-immigrant, anti-Obama extremist group Operation American Freedom (OAF) came to Washington, DC, where some 20 members (out of 221 who had RSVP’d on the Facebook page) protested in front […] (12/11/14) »