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“Laughably Insane,” “Bizarre,” and “Judicial Misconduct” – Legal Voices and Observers Blast Judge Hanen’s Order

Last week, Texas Judge Andrew Hanen issued an outrageous and highly unusual order that alleged misconduct by the U.S. Department of Justice and demanded reporting of Dreamers’ personal information to the court and subsequently the states. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “Chief Justice Roberts and the rest of the Court … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “The Excesses of Judge Hanen”

A new editorial in La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, examines the unprecedented nature of Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s latest order in the United States v. Texas Supreme Court case. The order mandates that the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 immigrants living within the United States who qualify for the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Linda Greenhouse with Must-Read New Analysis of U.S. v Texas Immigration Case

Greenhouse: Conservative Justices Should “Understand Immigration Law for What it Is, Not What They Would Prefer it To Be” Longtime New York Times Supreme Court reporter and legal analyst Linda Greenhouse has written a must-read new analysis of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the U.S. v Texas case. In a piece that begins with the scathing line, “There … Continue reading »

Después de la Corte Suprema, qué sigue para el movimiento pro inmigrante

En inglés aquí. A partir de ahora hasta noviembre, el movimiento pro inmigrante tiene dos objetivos: organizarse para derrotar a los políticos que están en contra nuestra y estar listos para DAPA y la extensión de DACA. Con el repunte de Donald Trump, el debate migratorio entre los “líderes” políticos republicanos se ha reducido al nivel de bravucones … Continue reading »

David Leopold: How a 4–4 Split in U.S. v Texas Could Undo Judge Hanen’s Nationwide Injunction

Crossposted from David Leopold’s post on Medium. There has been a lot of speculation about what will happen if the Supreme Court is deadlocked in United States v. Texas, the dispute over DAPA and DACA+, President Obama’s immigration executive actions. The bottom line, as I’ve noted before, is that a 4–4 tie would result in judicial chaos. … Continue reading »

After Supreme Court, What’s Next for Pro-Immigrant Movement

Crossposted from Medium. From now until November, the pro-immigrant movement has two goals: organizing to defeat politicians who stand against us, and getting ready for DAPA and the expansion of DACA. With the rise of Donald Trump, the immigration debate among Republican political “leaders” has been reduced to the level of schoolyard bullies. Who can build the … Continue reading »

UPDATED INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s Where We’re At On US vs. Texas

What’s Happened So Far? In January, the Supreme Court agreed to review United States vs. Texas, the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and DACA+. In February, both sides submitted their briefs to the Court — the Department of Justice on our side, and the Attorney General of Texas, representing the 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys … Continue reading »

Nueva encuesta nacional entre votantes latinos: el tema migratorio es importante, Trump es nocivo y la imagen del Partido Republicano se mueve en la dirección equivocada

Una nueva encuesta entre votantes latinos, llevada a cabo por Latino Decisions y encargada por America’s Voice, deja en claro que el tema migratorio les importa; que Donald Trump es profundamente impopular entre ellos; y que la imagen del Partido Republicano ante esta comunidad está sumamente dañada y empeorando, debido en parte al ascenso de Trump … Continue reading »

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 »

Latest Voices Assessing the Arguments, Implications, and Stakes of U.S. v Texas Immigration Case

Ahead of the Supreme Court conference on U.S. v. Texas tomorrow, we present key excerpts from some of the latest analytical pieces: Tom Jawetz, Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, writes at Medium,  “3 Ways House Republican Leaders Misled the Supreme Court to Score Political, Not Legal, Points”: “Last month, Republican … Continue reading »