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Immigration in the Courts

Christie Joins Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit In The Fifth Circuit, Then Says GOP Must Be More Welcoming To Latinos

In a speech at a Latino Coalition luncheon yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie said the GOP must become more welcoming to Latino and other minority groups. On that, he’s absolutely right. Right now, there’s no bigger example of how Republicans are slamming the door on Latinos than their bogus lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA, two … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “What’s Going On With Immigration?”

Suzanne Gamboa of NBCNews.com Recaps the State of Play on Immigration Policy and Politics  With the President’s DAPA program and the expansion of DACA held up in the courts, there’s been much confusion about what it means for people and politics.  In a new NBCNews.com piece, Suzanne Gamboa succinctly distills the state of play on the immigration litigation into five key … Continue reading »

DREAMers Refuse To Be Silenced By Citizens United And Iowa’s Steve King

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at … Continue reading »

As Rick Scott Claims Obama “Failed” On Immigration, He Continues to Block DAPA/DACA+

Gov. Rick Scott hosted over half a dozen GOP Presidential hopefuls, including former Govs. Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee, during his first “Economic Growth” summit Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. The invitation-only event, which according to Bloomberg was attended by a wide array of Republicans and Rick Scott supporters, covered a range subjects – including immigration. Prior to … Continue reading »

DACA’s 900,000+ Enrollees Have Generated A Massive $422 Million In Application Fees

DACA’s 908,500 enrollees have generated a massive $422.4 million in application fees for the federal government, Buzzfeed reports this week. So much for immigrants being takers, right? DACA, which has been in effect since 2012, has allowed nearly one million young immigrants to work legally and live without the constant fear of deportation. Allowing immigrant … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona’s Request To Revive Anti-Immigrant Law

Immigrant rights advocates in Arizona won a huge victory today after the Supreme Court rejected the state’s continued attempt to deny bail to undocumented immigrants. From the Arizona Daily Star: “In a brief order, the majority of the justices rejected a last-minute bid by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to give him a chance to … Continue reading »

Executive Action: What’s Next?

Following is a column by Maribel Hastings, Senior Advisor at America’s Voice, translated from Spanish to English. The original Spanish-language version is available to read here. The decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, announced this Tuesday, which sustained the injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions was disappointing … Continue reading »

The Republican Governors And Attorneys General Blocking Relief For Millions Of Immigrant Families

Earlier this week, a court of appeals denied the government’s emergency request to lift the temporary hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, two programs that would allow millions of families to live free from the fear of deportation. Legal scholars have noted that this bogus lawsuit — led by a coalition of GOP Governors and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold and Greg Sargent Highlight Key Legal and Political Takeaways Following 5th Circuit Ruling

Everything You Need to Know About the Fifth Circuit’s Stay Denial in Two Pieces Yesterday, in no surprise to close watchers of the federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability … Continue reading »

David Leopold: No Surprise From 5th Circuit On Immigration, But Judge Hanen’s Reliance On “Sublime Intelligences” Exposed

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday, in a 2/1 split decision, a three judge motions panel of the 5th circuit appeals court refused to lift the injunction placed on President Obama’s immigration executive actions last February by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen. Hanen’s order temporarily blocked the implementation of DACA expansion and DAPA, which offer an … Continue reading »