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The Incredible Shrinking Presidency: The More Trump Speaks, the Weaker He Gets

The more President Donald Trump articulates his dangerous, extreme and dystopian view of America, the weaker he gets as a president. Yesterday, two different federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s second attempt at a Muslim and refugee ban, citing that the public statements of candidate and President Trump and his advisers made clear the … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban

On a press call tonight, legal experts analyzed the latest developments in the litigation against President Trump’s second take on an unconstitutional and un-American Muslim and refugee ban. Tonight, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson froze Trump’s executive order nationwide. We are still awaiting rulings from two other federal cases – one in Maryland and … Continue reading »

NYT/WaPo/WSJ Agree: Muslim Ban is Cruel, Unnecessary, and Not About National Security

Yesterday, we assessed that the latest Muslim and refugee ban is still a “cruel, chaotic, and dangerous affront to the principles our country was founded on.” Given that internal DHS analyses undercut the supposed national security rationales for the policies, we noted that the motivations behind the ban traced back to the white nationalist vision embraced … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Daniel Denvir: “New Hope For Undocumented Immigrants: DAPA Might Not Be Dead — A Bold Legal Strategy Could Protect Millions From Deportation”

Following the lawsuit filed yesterday challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, Daniel Denvir of Salon explores the politicization of DAPA and DACA; the potential judicial chaos emanating from the Supreme Court tie in U.S. v. Texas; and the continued fight for protection from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants who are Americans in all but … Continue reading »

David Leopold and Lynn Tramonte React to New Lawsuit Challenging Judge Hanen’s Overreaching National Injunction

Today, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), and the Rockford, Illinois law firm Dady & Hoffmann filed a lawsuit challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions on behalf of José Lopez.  Lopez is a DACA-mented immigrant whose parents are both eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of … Continue reading »

With Rehearing Denied in US v. Texas, What Now?

All Legal and Political Options Must Be Engaged The news that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a rehearing petition in the U.S. v Texas immigration case should focus attention on a pressing legal question: why has Texas Judge Andrew Hanen been able to issue a nationwide hold on DAPA and DACA+? There’s a strong case to be made … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “An Undocumented Immigrant Challenges Judge Hanen’s Nationwide Hold on DAPA and DACA+”

David Leopold Explains the Details and Implications in New Medium Piece A new Medium piece from immigration attorney David Leopold draws attention to a pressing legal question following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4–4 tie in the U.S. vs. Texas immigration case: does Judge Andrew Hanen’s nationwide hold apply outside of the 5th circuit? Leopold highlights the challenge filed recently by Martin … Continue reading »

Nevada Congressional Candidates Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen Break Bread With DAPA Families

On Friday, mixed-status immigrant families and Nevada Congressional candidates Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen broke bread in Las Vegas and discussed the issue that has become a main focus of the 2016 election: immigration. The two families — along with 48,000 other immigrant families in the state of Nevada — suffered a tremendous blow following … Continue reading »

NILC Release: “Fearless Four” Dreamers Defend Themselves in Judge Hanen’s Court

Below is a press release from the National Immigration Law Center. One of the “Fearless Four” is AV’s Digital Campaigns Manager “Fearless Four” respond to judge’s demand for their personal data with amicus brief LOS ANGELES — Four young immigrants whose private information was ordered disclosed by a federal judge in U.S. v. Texas filed a friend-of-the-court … Continue reading »