The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling on MPP or “Remain in Mexico”: Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on MPP – called by Vox legal analyst Ian Millhiser a ‘stunning, radical’ decision that, ‘upends decades of precedent warning that judges shouldn’t mess with… Continue »

A profile of a Salvadoran TPS holder underscores need for TPS designations and Dream and Promise Act instead of “patchwork or duct tape approach to immigration”  In a new article for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Brian Lopez profiles Texas-based Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder Hipolito Zavala.  Like the more than 400,000 TPS holders across… Continue »

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not count as a lawful admission into the U.S. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, regarding the decision and its implications: Today’s Supreme Court ruling is undoubtedly a blow for… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, experts gathered on a press call to discuss where things stand, what DACA recipients and those potentially eligible for DACA should be doing now, and what the Administration and Congress should be doing to implement the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA. The Trump administration… Continue »

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Immigrant youth and their legal representatives are calling on the Supreme Court to consider the devastating consequences of ending DACA in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In a letter sent to the Court today, lawyers argue terminating the protections would further undermine public health and the economy when the country can least afford it.… Continue »

Friday, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a blistering dissent spurred by the court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of Trump’s “public charge” policy — a blatantly racist and classist attempt at reducing legal immigration into the United States. Justice Sotomayor used her dissent to condemn the Supreme Court for acting like the Trump administration’s… Continue »

UWD Video Shows Acting ICE Director Albence Confirms Plans to Target DACA Recipients Last week, United We Dream (UWD) unearthed video of Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence confirming plans that DACA recipients would be targets for deportation if the Supreme Court sides with the Trump administration and ends the DACA program. Albence stated that when… Continue »

“For Stephen Miller, the administration’s DACA strategy is ‘heads, I win; tails, you lose.’” “We own this” said Republican Solicitor General Noel Francisco before the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. Indeed, the Trump administration does own the demise of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The decision to terminate DACA in September 2017 was… Continue »

As legal observers and Supreme Court watchers parse today’s proceedings, let’s remember that we won’t know the outcome of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case until next spring. But separate from reading tea leaves, we do know some things for certain right now:  1. For Dreamers with DACA, “home is here” – and… Continue »

In a surprise decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s asylum ban can proceed for now, while the legal fight plays out in courts. Contrary to the U.S.’ obligations under domestic and international law, border officials can now deny applications from migrants who have traveled through other countries on their way to… Continue »