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Our Closing Argument: Final Thoughts As Justices Prepare to Cast Their Vote in US v. Texas

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of U.S. v Texas– the legal case that has blocked President Obama’s decision to confer protection against deportation and work permits to individuals who are low priority for immigration enforcement. As the Justices prepare to cast their votes in the case, … Continue reading »

PHOTOBLOG: Our Favorite Images From Yesterday’s DAPA Rally At The Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit that is blocking DAPA and DACA+. Outside the building, thousands of immigrant families and their allies rallied in support of the executive actions that would finally give millions the chance to live free from the fear of deportation. They came from all over the nation … Continue reading »

Leading Observers: If Chief Justice Roberts Stays Consistent on Standing Question, GOP Plaintiffs will Lose in U.S. v Texas

Assessing yesterday’s Supreme Court oral arguments in United States v Texas, leading observers keep focusing on the issue of standing in this politically-motivated case. If Chief Justice John Roberts stays consistent in his view of the judiciary as a forum to resolve legal and not political disputes, then the Republican plaintiffs in U.S. v. Texas will lose. Below, we excerpt … Continue reading »

Sen. Blumenthal Meets With DAPA-Eligible Family As Part Of “DAPA Dinners” Campaign

Last Sunday, Senator Richard Blumenthal met with a DAPA-eligible family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Ana, her husband Isaias, and their two daughters sat down with Senator Blumenthal in New Haven, Connecticut, just one day before the family traveled to Washington D.C. for the Supreme Court hearing on DAPA and DACA+. Ana … Continue reading »

DAPA-Eligible Family Discusses Urgent Need For Relief Following US Supreme Court Hearing

Today, the Supreme Court held a hearing on DAPA and DACA expansion — two policies created after immigrant rights advocates shone a light on the Obama Administration’s out-of-control enforcement. If the Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s immigration actions, up to five million undocumented immigrants will be able to work legally and live free from the threat of deportation. One of these families is Esmeralda’s. Back … Continue reading »

Steve King Heckled, Mark Krikorian Runs Back To Office As Anti-Immigrant Response To DAPA Rally Belly-Flops

First, the anti-immigrant side put up a burled wood podium next to our Fight for Families rally stage.  They roped off some space, and there it sat, empty.   For hours. Great attendance at the anti podium at the Supreme Court today.#FightForFamilies #FamiliasUnidas #UnfreezeDAPA — ¡Gabe! Ortíz (@TUSK81) April 18, 2016 And hours. Wow: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold on Key Takeaways From Oral Argument on U.S. v. Texas at #SCOTUS

David Leopold, an immigration attorney and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, was inside the Supreme Court for today’s arguments in United States v. Texas. In analysis posted on his website, which we present below, Leopold reflected on today’s proceedings and implications:  “I had the privilege of attending today’s oral argument in U.S. v. Texas.  … Continue reading »

“Today, We Will Win Justice”: Hundreds Of Immigrant Families And Allies Rally For DAPA Outside Supreme Court

Editor’s note: To read about one family directly impacted by DAPA/DACA+, click here. Hundreds of immigrant families and their allies rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the eight justices heard oral arguments in US v. Texas, the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and DACA+. Team AV at Supreme Court today to support DAPA & DACA+! Follow … Continue reading »

Growing Consensus: Judicial Chaos and Politicization of Court at Stake Ahead of U.S. v Texas Hearing at Supreme Court

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration executive action case on Monday, additional leading media voices are previewing the case and highlighting two key themes that we have been paying special attention to: the assessment that the Republican challengers lack standing, following Chief Justice John Roberts’ own view of the judiciary as a forum … Continue reading »

ONLINE CHAT: Ohio Child, Mother, and Attorney Discuss Need for DAPA and DACA+, Following U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

***WEBINAR*** Monday, April 18, 2016 at 5 pm EST Join Google Hangout Online via In 2014, Esmeralda Cornejo of Columbus, OH finally won a stay of deportation after a grueling public advocacy campaign.  She found the strength to fight in her children, all U.S. citizens. This Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold a hearing on DAPA … Continue reading »