Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern: “The implications of Tuesday’s decision are profoundly disturbing.” Washington, DC – In a recent piece for Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern analyze and denounce the Supreme Court’s decision to require the Biden administration to restart implementation of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. During the Trump presidency,… Continue »

The Supreme Court’s radical ruling this week on Remain in Mexico, officially known as MPP, exposes the right wing’s construction of a judicial pipeline to force the Biden Administration to adopt Trump policies by fiat. It’s a disturbing development that endangers not just immigration and border policies, but also the broader Biden agenda.  Below are… Continue »

Washington, DC – In a must-read explainer in Vox, Ian Millhiser describes in detail why, based on precedent, the decision not to uphold a stay in the Remain in Mexico case (Biden v. Texas) defies logic and upends the balance of power between elected branches and the judiciary. Millhiser goes on to say that one… Continue »

Continues Drive to End Popular Program and Put Dreamers on a Path to Deportation On Day One of its convention, the Republican Party portrayed itself as the “law and order” party. But as we have learned the hard way, it’s critical to watch what they do and not what they say. Take the Trump administration’s… Continue »

Life-changing program for Dreamers helped change political history Eight years ago, during the final months of another presidential election year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program officially launched. Since that first application day of August 15, 2012, more than 800,000 Dreamers have relied on DACA’s life-changing protections and opportunities to strengthen their communities… Continue »

“The President remains on very shaky ground politically and legally as he ignores  the Supreme Court’s ruling and leaves hundreds of thousands of DACA-eligible immigrants in limbo.”   Five weeks ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully ended the DACA program. Five weeks later, the Trump… Continue »

In Refusing to Reign In Trump, GOP Senators Provide “An Example of Politics Reigning Over Law.” The Trump administration is now in “open defiance of the law” and the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA. The Supreme Court ruled against the administration a month ago. The proper response is for the administration to accept the… Continue »

Trump, Wolf Set on Trying Again to Deport Dreamers   Stunned by their loss at the Supreme Court on DACA, President Trump and his administration are predictably relying on falsehoods and blame-shifting excuses. President Trump said at his infamous Tulsa rally, “People don’t understand but we actually won on DACA yesterday.” Acting DHS Secretary Chad… Continue »

Originally published November 8, 2019; last updated March 11, 2021  Background In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced the start of DACA, which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. Obama’s executive action did not create a pathway to citizenship, but merely a shield… Continue »

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