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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 »

Mixed-Status Immigrant Families, Community Leaders Sit Down In Dayton, Ohio For “DAPA Dinner”

Mixed-status immigrant families, community leaders, and a member of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office sat down for a “DAPA Dinner” in Dayton, Ohio yesterday to discuss how immigration policies can affect and change the lives of children, families, and communities in the state. There are approximately 95,000 undocumented immigrants in the state of Ohio. At least … 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 »

“We Are Here For A Better Future”: Senate Candidate Catherine Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Immigrant Families For “DAPA Dinner”

Yesterday in Nevada, United States Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto sat down to break bread with DAPA-eligible immigrant families impacted by United States v Texas, the Republican-led lawsuit blocking relief for millions of immigrant families across the nation. Nevada families suffered a tremendous blow by the Supreme Court last June, with the bright futures of some … Continue reading »

Despite DHS Policy, Shady Tactics From ICE Alarmingly Continue

Despite written directives from DHS, a new analysis shows that undocumented immigrants with no criminal record are still being targeted for detention by federal agents. “Only one quarter met the standards for being ICE’s top priority for deportation, or those with serious crime convictions. Compared with 2014, there was an 8% increase in requests to … Continue reading »

Law Professor Peter Markowitz: “Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?”

Respected law professor Peter Markowitz has written a thought-provoking op-ed in the New York Times on how President Obama could potentially protect millions of undocumented immigrants following the Supreme Court’s failure on DAPA and DACA+. “President Obama can still act to bring humanity and justice to an immigration system notoriously lacking in both,” writes Markowitz … Continue reading »

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 »