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Immigration and the Courts

ICYMI: Immigration Laws Pushing “Exclusion are the Cause of America’s Shame and Regret Throughout Its History”

Must-Read New York Times Editorial Captures Current Moment in Immigration Debate In an editorial titled, “The Scrambled States of Immigration,” The New York Times weaves a range of recent developments together into a must-read piece capturing the current moment in the immigration debate. The editorial concludes by reminding us that “laws and policies that deny rights and push exclusion are the … Continue reading »

14 States And DC To Fifth Circuit: Don't Let Texas And Judge Hanen Set National Immigration Policy

Yesterday, a coalition of 14 states, led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief supporting the Department of Justice’s emergency appeal for a stay of Judge Hanen’s injunction on the implementation of immigration action. The states argue they stand to benefit from DAPA and expanded DACA, and, contrary to … Continue reading »

Immigrant Mom Writes About Her Wait For DAPA In Powerful NYT Op-Ed

From the New York Times comes a heart-wrenching op-ed from Ehiracenia Vasquez, a member of the Texas Organizing Project. Ehiracenia, like millions of other families across the country, is eligible for the immigration relief announced by President Obama late last year. A long-time resident of Texas and mom of two U.S. citizen children, Ehiracenia will … Continue reading »