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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 »

ICYMI: Big Victory for DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

DACA Recipient and Immigration Activist Juan Escalante Says DACA 2012 Now “100% Operational” This week, by an overwhelming majority, the Nebraska unicameral legislature voted 34-10 to override the Governor’s veto of LB 623—a bill that will allow DACA recipients to obtain driver’s licenses.  Nebraska is the last state to allow DACAmented youth to obtain these crucial documents. … Continue reading »

Big Victory For DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

Earlier this week, the unicameral legislature in Nebraska passed a bill that lifted the ban on driver’s licenses for the beneficiaries of President Obama’s original DACA program. This made Nebraska the last state to take that action. This was a significant victory for the immigrant community and its allies. Not only did the bill, known … 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 »

As Remote Fifth Circuit Panel Denies Stay on Immigration Lawsuit, Ohio Families Remain in Limbo

Gov. Kasich and Attorney General DeWine Chose Party over People in Misguided Political Lawsuit Today, a three judge panel from 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 (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs.  The lawsuit … Continue reading »

CT DREAMers Rally In Support Of Financial Aid For Undocumented Youth

Last Saturday, Connecticut DREAMers from CT Students for a DREAM (C4D) rallied at the State Capitol in Hartford in support of equal access to financial aid for the state’s undocumented youth. Connecticut DREAMers won in-state tuition in 2011, but only five states in the nation (California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington) allow undocumented students … Continue reading »