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When Will DAPA and DACA+ Go to the Supreme Court?

On January 19, 2016, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in the case of Texas v. the United States. The justice granted a request from the Obama administration to review the Fifth Circuit decision upholding Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA. On April 18, 2016, the Court … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Six Key reasons Why President Obama Thinks SCOTUS Should Uphold Immigration Actions

David Leopold analyzed the brief submitted by the United Sates in the immigration case. Cross-posted from David’s blog. This week, the Obama Administration filed its opening brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas, the lawsuit challenging DAPA and DACA expansion, the President’s November 20, 2014 executive actions on deportations. Here are six … Continue reading »

Speaker Ryan Confirms GOP’s Politicization of Texas Immigration Case

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-OH) proved again today that the effort to block President Obama’s executive action through the courts is, in fact, based in partisan politics. Republicans at all levels are relying on the courts to do what they could not accomplish through the legislative process, via Elise Foley: “This is a very extraordinary step. … Continue reading »

Justice Scalia’s Death And The Future Of The Immigration Executive Actions

  Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in English here and Spanish here. With the death of the conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the reality of a high court now equally divided, the … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Two Key Takeaways from Yesterday’s Announcement by Supreme Court

David Leopold, an immigration attorney and former president of The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA),  provided this assessment of the news that the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on Immigration Executive Action. Crossposted from Leopold’s blog: There are two big takeaways from yesterday’s announcement by the Supreme Court that it will review the … Continue reading »

Experts/Observers: Immigration Executive Actions Are Legal, Build on Precedent; “Take Care” Clause Inclusion Is Positive

Political Stakes Couldn’t be Higher For GOP In light of the news that the Supreme Court will hear US v Texas, the case to decide the fate of DAPA/DACA expansion executive action immigration programs, key observers and voices are weighing in.  Below are key assessments and voices making the case that the executive action programs are … Continue reading »

ICYMI: States’ Anti-Immigration Lawsuit Has Broad Consequences for Other Issues and the Role of Courts

Ahead of SCOTUS Conference, Law Professors Lift Up the Ramifications of the Anti-DAPA/DACA+ Lawsuit and Call on Court to Step In Washington, DC— Following a deliberate slow-walking by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, all eyes are now focused in on the U.S. Supreme Court and whether or not they’ll take up … 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 »

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 »