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Judge Andrew Hanen Reminds Everyone Why The GOP Sought Him Out In the Texas Immigration Case

Proving once again the political nature of the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General against President Obama’s immigration executive action, the presiding Judge, Andrew Hanen, issued an outrageous and highly unusual order alleging misconduct on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.  At issue are three-year work permits issued to recipients of … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Texas

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping TX From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

Finding Judge Hanen: How U.S. v. Texas Began

On March 28th, lawyers for the 26 Republican Governors and Attorneys General, led by the State of Texas and its Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed their response brief in the lawsuit they initiated in December of 2014 to stop President Obama’s executive actions.  David Leopold did an analysis of that brief, noting, “Like everything else … Continue reading »

When Your Argument Is Wrong As A Matter of Law: The Texas Immigration Response

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: The lawyers for 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed their response brief in the case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Like everything else about this case, the brief is politically motivated and filled with confusion and obfuscation.  Quite frankly, and … 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 »

#HateDebate: Hundreds Of Immigrant Youth And Allies Protest Outside GOP Debate In Houston

In Houston, hundreds of immigrant youth and their allies protested outside the University of Houston last night, where leading Republican candidates for President gathered for their latest debate. Earlier in the day, the activists had already unfurled a large banner over an overpass calling out candidates, like Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, for their anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Immigration Local and State Report: California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Connecticut

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have emerged as the winners of the New Hampshire primaries. Despite Donald Trump pulling the entire Republican field to the right on immigration, only 1 in 7 Republican voters rated it as their top issue. And as the attention of presidential candidates shifts to South Carolina, there are plenty of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Supreme Court Immigration Case Will Have Profound Impact

Stephen Legomsky Explains the Profound Consequences of the Anti-DAPA/DACA+ Lawsuit & Why SCOTUS Should Reject TX’s “Radical Theory of Standing” In the wake of this week’s momentous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the Texas-led lawsuit blocking the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs, Stephen Legomsky, Professor Emeritus at Washington University and … Continue reading »

GOP Governors Blocking Immigration Action Also Blocking Syrian Refugees

Earlier this week, Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie took a break from yelling at schoolteachers to examine “what options his administration has to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state and receiving financial aid,” the Wall Street Journal said. Christie’s double-down comes in response to the federal government resettling a Syrian family of seven … Continue reading »

One Year After DAPA Announcement; Immigrants Continue To Fight

Immigrants from across the country continue their push for the implementation of DAPA, an initiative that would shield parents of U.S. Citizens and legal permanent residents from deportation. Announced by President Barack Obama on November 20, 2014, the program has been stalled in the courts for the past year – as Republican Governors launched a … Continue reading »