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Immigrants and their Allies: Heartbroken By SCOTUS Deadlock, But Resilient and Determined to Direct Anger at Those Standing in Way of Progress

Last week’s Supreme Court’s deadlock on U.S. v Texas was a tremendous blow to millions of immigrant families who are long overdue for relief. The 2012 DACA program for Dreamers transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people.  The 2014 expansion of DACA, and new policy for parents of U.S. citizens, would do the … Continue reading »

Following US v. Texas Deadlock, Top Legal Analysts Criticize Supreme Court

Last week’s 4-4 tie in the US v. Texas immigration case has generated disappointment and outrage from immigrant families and their allies from across the country. A growing chorus of legal minds have added their voice to the criticism, noting in particular the weakness of Texas’ original case, the failure of the court to explain … Continue reading »

Did Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Really Hide In His Office From Immigrant Families Last Week?

While Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt apparently didn’t have a couple minutes to spare for the immigrant families he’s putting at risk of deportation, he did have time for lights, cameras and press. It all started when immigrant families and PLAN advocates tried to meet with Laxalt in the wake of the Supreme Court’s tie … Continue reading »

The Pain is Real But Our Resilience is Strong and November is Our Focus

After yesterday’s heartbreaking deadlock in US v. Texas, this much is clear: immigrants and their allies are feeling the sting of the setback, but we are determined to dust ourselves off, build our power and make sure it is felt this November and beyond. As evidenced by accounts from across the country, those of us who are … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Walter Dellinger: The Battle For DACA+/DAPA Is Not Over

“I am stunned and disappointed”  In a new piece at Slate, former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger pens a stinging criticism of the Supreme Court for its 4-4 vote on U.S. v Texas, calling it a ” signal failure of democracy.” He recommends the Department of Justice to take the unusual step of filing a motion asking the court to reconsider … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “On DAPA and DACA+, It’s Not Over”

“In Chief Justice Roberts’ mind, he’s a stickler for standing in the federal courts. But, today, he showed his politics trump his principles.” Following today’s non-decision in US v. Texas by the US Supreme Court, David Leopold, an immigration attorney and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, offers his take on the practical implications and … Continue reading »

Nevada Organizations React to SCOTUS Decision

Nevada Will Not Stop Until Our Families Can Live Without Fear of Deportation Today, Nevada is hurting.  In our state alone, 66,000 families  would benefit from the DAPA and DACA+ programs. This morning, the Supreme Court released a tie decision in the United States v Texas case. While this split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, these important, commonsense … Continue reading »

Three Key Points to Remember After SCOTUS Immigration Deadlock in U.S. v Texas

Below are three key points to remember about today’s 4-4 split at the Supreme Court in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. The Supreme Court did not rule against the legality of DAPA/DACA+ today: Today’s 4-4 deadlock in U.S. v Texas means that the current Supreme Court could not reach a decision on the case and, … Continue reading »

President Obama: “In November, Americans Are Going To Have To Make A Decision About Who We Are” As A Country

In extended remarks earlier today, President Obama addressed the Supreme Court’s indecisive tie in United States v. Texas, the case challenging the immigration actions he announced in November 2014. Calling the Court’s indecision “frustrating,” President Obama said that it is especially “heartbreaking for the millions of immigrants who’ve made their lives here, who’ve raised families here, who hoped for … Continue reading »

America’s Voice reacciona a la decisión de la Suprema Corte en el caso DACA+/DAPA: la lucha no ha terminado

Frank Sharry: “Si las cortes se interponen en el camino ahora, nos aseguraremos de que la política empiece a allanar el sendero a seguir” El empate de hoy en la Suprema Corte es un tremendo golpe a millones de familias inmigrantes que han esperado mucho por un Alivio migratorio. Trabajan duro, contribuyen con Estados Unidos … Continue reading »