It’s a victory for the immigration reform movement — and one more loss for Larry Klayman‘s terrible record.  From Politico: President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration survived their first major court test Tuesday, when a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming the president exceeded his constitutional power. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed a challenge… Continue »

It’s increasingly clear that various legal challenges to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are more about politics and generating headlines than actual constitutional considerations.  Yesterday, Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard the first legal challenge directly about the constitutionality of the President’s recent immigration executive actions,… Continue »

The Hill caught up with Rep. Tom Cole, a six-term Republican from Oklahoma who talked about GOP immigration legislation next year and his belief that his party can and should compromise with Democrats.  The problem?  When the Hill asked how Republicans will avoid alienating Hispanic voters — which will be a huge issue for them in 2016… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action received a court hearing in Washington, DC yesterday — and all accounts are reporting that the judge, Beryl Howell of the US District Court in Washington, did not seem impressed.  As the Washington Post and Politico wrote of the judge’s questioning of Arpaio’s lawyer Larry Klayman: She pronounced… Continue »

Politico: Larry Klayman National Law Journal: Tough Questions for Ariz. Sheriff in Immigration Suit AP: Judge Seems Skeptical of Challenge to Obama Immigration Plan Huffington Post: Judge Seems Skeptical Of Joe Arpaio’s Immigration Lawsuit Wall Street Journal: Judge Skeptical of Sheriff Arpaio’s Obama Immigration Suit Bloomberg: Arizona Sheriff Gets Skeptical D.C. Welcome in Immigration Fight… Continue »

Arizona’s famously anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent today trying to argue in favor of more deportations — but in Arizona it was a joyous day for local DREAMers, who were finally able to start applying for driver’s licenses after a protracted legal battle with Gov. Jan Brewer.  In photos and tweets, DREAMers were all smiles as they… Continue »

It’s time for our end-of-the-year roundup in anti-immigrant extremism, when we look back at 2014 and review the hateful comments, failed rallies, and false claims that made up the opposition to immigration reform.  This year there were many fails: there were at least nine anti-immigrant rallies that flopped or fizzled out into “press conferences,” some… Continue »

New Website Captures Humanity of Administrative Action with Videos and Stories from Families Who Benefit and Conviction of Those Still Fighting for Relief  Denver, CO –  As families across the country gather this week to celebrate the holidays, millions more will be able to celebrate with the security that they will be together, finally free… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio today is asking a federal judge to suspend President Obama’s executive action until a court ruling can be issued on the constitutionality of the action.  In other words, it’s three days before Christmas, and Arpaio is petitioning a federal court for the resumption of deportations that separate families. Back in Arizona, of course, it’s Arpaio… Continue »

Washington Post: The Almost Americans Bloomberg: ‘Toughest Sheriff’ Gets First Draw in Obama Immigration Fight CNN:Immigration: More Central Americans apprehended than Mexicans CNN: ‘Unjust’: Rights groups slam spread of facilities for immigrant families AP: Immigrants Build Document Trails to Remain in US Vox: One sentence that explains the politics of Obama’s immigration actions Bloomberg: Obama… Continue »