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Immigration in the Courts

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 »

Sen. Tim Kaine Meets With DAPA Family As Part Of “DAPA Dinners” Campaign

Earlier today, Sen. Tim Kaine met an immigrant family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Appreciate the Orellana family of Arlington sharing their story with me about how they stand to benefit from #DACA #DAPA #FightForFamilies — Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) April 15, 2016 We are a nation of immigrants and our policies should … Continue reading »

“Millions Of Families Are Waiting”: Congressional Hispanic Caucus, House Dems Stand In Support Of DAPA And DACA+

As the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear US vs. Texas oral arguments on Monday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and leading House Democrats held a press conference this morning to stand with families and in support of DAPA and DACA+. “We are here today…because Monday is a very important day for the communities we represent,” said Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Chair … Continue reading »

Final Thoughts Ahead of Monday’s Oral Arguments in Supreme Court Immigration Case

Frank Sharry: “The question is whether Chief Justice Roberts, who has made it clear he does not want his court to settle political fights, sticks with long-standing precedent and rejects this ploy. Then, we can take our fight to the political arena, where it belongs.” On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States will … Continue reading »

Why Did Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt Sign onto the Flawed Texas Immigration Brief in U.S. v Texas Supreme Court Case?

On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the United States v Texas immigration case.  At stake is the fate of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) immigration policies, which would provide on a temporary basis, protection from deportation and work authorization for certain undocumented … Continue reading »

Can’t Make Monday’s DAPA Rally? Here’s How You Can Still Be A Part Of History

Even if you can’t join the hundreds expected to rally in support of DAPA and DACA+ at the Supreme Court on Monday, we still want to make sure your voices are heard. We’re asking our advocates and allies in the movement for immigrant rights to submit their rally sign ideas here — and we’ll get … Continue reading »