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Immigration in the Courts

INFOGRAPHIC: SCOTUS Will Take Up DAPA/DACA+. So What Happens Next?

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments on the DAPA and expanded DACA lawsuit. What does this mean exactly? Finally, immigrant families will have their day in court. If the Supreme Court does the right thing and unfreezes DAPA and the DACA expansion, it will transform the lives of millions of … Continue reading »

Florida Advocates Celebrate Supreme Court Decision to Hear Immigration Case

Florida Immigrant Families One Step Closer To Relief This is great news. Finally, Florida immigrant families and children will have their day in court. In 2014, thousands of Floridians breathed a sigh of relief when President Obama announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and the creation of a related … Continue reading »

Ohio Advocates Celebrate Supreme Court Decision to Hear Immigration Case

Ohio Families One Step Closer To Immigration Relief This is great news.  Finally, Ohio immigrant families and children will have their day in court. In 2014, thousands of Ohioans breathed a sigh of relief when the President announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and creation of a related plan, … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Responds to SCOTUS Decision to Grant Cert in DAPA/DACA+ Case

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to take up 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. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to this … Continue reading »

As The Supreme Court Considers Whether To Take Up Immigration Case, Here’s Why They Should

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss whether to hear 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.  In anticipation, two new must-read pieces assess what’s at stake and why the Supreme Court should take … Continue reading »

Pelosi, Reid, 200+ Congressional Democrats Join Obama Administration In Supreme Court Immigration Appeal

More than 200 Democrats from the House and Senate — led by Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi — filed an amicus brief yesterday supporting “the Obama administration’s appeal to the Supreme Court to take up a legal case that has stalled President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.” Earlier … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Opens Possibility To Hear Immigration Case This Term

Yesterday, we learned that the Supreme Court rejected the attempt by Texas to delay consideration of the immigration executive action lawsuit. This was an important development. After the Fifth Circuit ruled against the Obama administration last month, the Department of Justice immediately appealed to the Supreme Court, with hopes that the Supreme Court would hear … Continue reading »

Senator Dick Durbin Becomes First Member Of The Senate To Share A Meal With DAPA Family

One day after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA and expanded DACA announcement, immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin became the first sitting member of the United States Senate to share a meal with a DAPA-eligible family. As part of the “DAPA Dinner” campaign, Senator Durbin sat down for lunch with the Ramirez family … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “Don’t Forget DAPA at The Polls”

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement of DAPA and expanded DACA.  The programs were intended to provide much needed deportation relief to millions of immigrant families, but thanks to a Republican-led lawsuit, implementation has been halted and justice postponed. In a new editorial, leading Spanish language print outlet, La Opinión, talks about the … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits With Immigrant Family For DAPA Dinner

Last week, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley sat down for a historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family from Austin, Texas, to hear how the program would benefit them. O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — is the first … Continue reading »