Written by David Leopold The restraints held back the worst excesses that soiled the previous promises of mass deportation will no longer be in place.    During Donald Trump’s first campaign, he repeatedly vowed to deport all undocumented immigrants. For example, in June of 2015, he told CNN’s Dana Bash,... Continue »
Written by Gladis Garcia  Photo: From left to right: me, my mom, my younger brother Diego, and my older brother Carlos Both of my parents grew up poverty-stricken. My father grew up in a small village called Boquin, with extremely hot weather and nothing but dry land. He was... Continue »
Written by Javier Jimenez Growing up, I was privileged enough not to have to think about my or my family’s immigration status. I was born a U.S. citizen with a Mexican American mother and a permanent status father. It wasn’t until 2016, with Donald Trump’s first presidential election, that... Continue »
Written by David Leopold, America’s Voice Legal Advisor, past president, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration Group Leader, Ulmer & Berne LLP For years, ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program has been a top priority for Ken Paxton, the corrupt Attorney General of Texas. Of... Continue »
Title 42 is a policy implemented by the Trump Administration in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy allows Border Patrol to prevent migrants and unaccompanied minors fleeing violence and persecution from seeking asylum in the U.S.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared... Continue »
This article was originally published by David Leopold as a post on Medium.com.  Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Biden v. Texas, another case brought by Republican Attorneys General to thwart the Biden administration’s immigration policies. This case involved the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which the Biden... Continue »
What a difference a decade makes. In 2011, the GOP-controlled Georgia Legislature passed HB 87, a viciously anti-immigrant bill, modeled after Arizona’s notorious SB 1070. The legislation was signed into law by then-Governor Nathan Deal on May 13, 2011. The new law made it a crime to knowingly harbor... Continue »
The American judicial system has become an anti-immigrant judicial pipeline — and its on full display, and it’s dangerous. The pipeline flows from Republican Attorneys General to hand-picked United States District Court Judges (usually Trump appointees in Texas), to the conservative Fifth Circuit and finally, to the United States... Continue »
Cross-posted from Medium, by David Leopold Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case. In a normal world, we would wait for the arguments to glean clues as to which way the Court might rule. But, we are not in... Continue »
The new music video for the bluegrass song, “The Dreamer” features the story of Moisés Serrano, an openly undocumented and queer DACA recipient from North Carolina. Columbus, OH—Che Apalache, a bluegrass band featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians and North Carolina native, Joe Troop, recently released a music video for... Continue »