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ICYMI: “An Undocumented Immigrant Challenges Judge Hanen’s Nationwide Hold on DAPA and DACA+”

David Leopold Explains the Details and Implications in New Medium Piece A new Medium piece from immigration attorney David Leopold draws attention to a pressing legal question following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4–4 tie in the U.S. vs. Texas immigration case: does Judge Andrew Hanen’s nationwide hold apply outside of the 5th circuit? Leopold highlights the challenge filed recently by Martin … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Urges Supreme Court to Rehear Immigration Case

In response to news that the Department of Justice has filed a rehearing petition in U.S v. Texas case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  The Department of Justice made the right call today by asking for a rehearing in United … Continue reading »

New Nationwide Latino Polling: Supreme Court Matters to Latino Voters; Clinton Leading Trump 74%-16%

Ahead of RNC, Republican Party and Donald Trump On Track for Historically Low Performance Among Latino Voters New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, underscores that Donald Trump is on track for an historically low performance among Latino voters and that the overall Republican brand image among Latinos … Continue reading »

Law Professor Peter Markowitz: “Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?”

Respected law professor Peter Markowitz has written a thought-provoking op-ed in the New York Times on how President Obama could potentially protect millions of undocumented immigrants following the Supreme Court’s failure on DAPA and DACA+. “President Obama can still act to bring humanity and justice to an immigration system notoriously lacking in both,” writes Markowitz … Continue reading »

Immigrants and their Allies: Heartbroken By SCOTUS Deadlock, But Resilient and Determined to Direct Anger at Those Standing in Way of Progress

Last week’s Supreme Court’s deadlock on U.S. v Texas was a tremendous blow to millions of immigrant families who are long overdue for relief. The 2012 DACA program for Dreamers transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people.  The 2014 expansion of DACA, and new policy for parents of U.S. citizens, would do the … Continue reading »

Following US v. Texas Deadlock, Top Legal Analysts Criticize Supreme Court

Last week’s 4-4 tie in the US v. Texas immigration case has generated disappointment and outrage from immigrant families and their allies from across the country. A growing chorus of legal minds have added their voice to the criticism, noting in particular the weakness of Texas’ original case, the failure of the court to explain … Continue reading »

Did Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Really Hide In His Office From Immigrant Families Last Week?

While Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt apparently didn’t have a couple minutes to spare for the immigrant families he’s putting at risk of deportation, he did have time for lights, cameras and press. It all started when immigrant families and PLAN advocates tried to meet with Laxalt in the wake of the Supreme Court’s tie … Continue reading »

The Pain is Real But Our Resilience is Strong and November is Our Focus

After yesterday’s heartbreaking deadlock in US v. Texas, this much is clear: immigrants and their allies are feeling the sting of the setback, but we are determined to dust ourselves off, build our power and make sure it is felt this November and beyond. As evidenced by accounts from across the country, those of us who are … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Walter Dellinger: The Battle For DACA+/DAPA Is Not Over

“I am stunned and disappointed”  In a new piece at Slate, former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger pens a stinging criticism of the Supreme Court for its 4-4 vote on U.S. v Texas, calling it a ” signal failure of democracy.” He recommends the Department of Justice to take the unusual step of filing a motion asking the court to reconsider … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “On DAPA and DACA+, It’s Not Over”

“In Chief Justice Roberts’ mind, he’s a stickler for standing in the federal courts. But, today, he showed his politics trump his principles.” Following today’s non-decision in US v. Texas by the US Supreme Court, David Leopold, an immigration attorney and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, offers his take on the practical implications and … Continue reading »