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Immigration in the Courts

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Why the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban order was a stunning defeat for Donald Trump”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban,Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. The immediate reaction from the President and his administration was a celebration of their big win against … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Supreme Court Decision in IRAP V. Trump and Analyze Implications

In response to today’s news that the Supreme Court will hear the Muslim/travel ban case in October and will allow a limited version of the ban to take effect, legal experts and advocates analyzed the developments and larger implications. A recording of today’s event is available here. Becca Heller, Director of International Refugee Assistance Project, said: The announcement … Continue reading »

Court Overturns Arizona In-State Tuition for DACA-mented Dreamers

Yesterday, an appeals court ruled that DACA-mented Dreamers will no longer be able to receive Arizona in-state tuition. The appeals court overturned a 2015 decision finding that Dreamers with DACA status are legally present, and said that federal laws allow each state to decide which benefits DACA-mented Dreamers can access. Under a 2006 proposition, the … Continue reading »

Do Immigrants Enjoy Due Process in Deportation Cases? Not Exactly

John Kelly Thinks Immigration Judges’ Orders Should Be Final, Thomas Homan Thinks Immigrants Get Due Process; Here’s Why Neither is True Donald Trump is enacting his mass deportation agenda, and many of the people being deported fit a specific profile: they are mothers and fathers who have committed no major crimes, they’ve often been checking … Continue reading »

Federal Judge: Hawaii Dad’s Deportation a Reminder that “Good Hombres” Not Safe Under Trump and Sec. Kelly

A federal judge yesterday blasted the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policy for its cruelty and indiscriminate nature. 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt noted that “even the ‘good hombres’ are not safe”from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly’s Deportation Force.  Judge Reinhardt wrote that the scheduled deportation of Andres Magana Ortiz, a father of three … Continue reading »

Another Loss for Trump: 4th Circuit Says Trump’s Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

Is Trump tired of winning yet? The 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals announced its ruling on Trump’s Muslim ban today, writing that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The ruling actually addresses Trump’s second Muslim ban, the revised version that was announced in March and targeted six countries. As in … Continue reading »

Trump And Sessions Want to Take Away Help for Immigrants Facing Deportation, as Seattle DOJ Case Shows

If there’s any doubt that the Trump Administration wants to deport as many immigrants as possible, check out what’s happening in Seattle, where the Justice Department has ordered an immigrant rights organization to stop some of its legal work providing help for immigrants facing deportation. For now, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the order. … 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 »