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Trump Administration Again Asks SCOTUS to Intervene on Future of DACA In a second attempt to bypass standard legal process, the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to take up a case concerning the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before lower circuit courts finish review. This, after the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Houston Chronicle Editorial, “The egg cannot be unscrambled: Save DACA now!”

Despite the best efforts of President Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program still lives. A series of legal rulings allow renewals to continue, including the recent surprising ruling from the notorious anti-immigrant Judge Andrew Hanen. A strong editorial from Sunday’s Houston Chronicle takes stock of the DACA … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Reflects on One Year Anniversary of President Trump Ending DACA

One year ago, President Trump ended the popular and successful DACA program, sending the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers into uncertainty and anxiety. The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager at America’s Voice, in reflection: Despite the best efforts of President Trump one year ago, … Continue reading »

Making Sense of Judge Hanen’s DACA Ruling: No Injunction, Renewals Continue

Dara Lind of Vox Explains Last Friday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued his long-awaiting ruling in the latest legal challenge to DACA brought by Texas and a handful of other red states. In a surprise,  Judge Hanen refused to issue an injunction in the case, meaning that DACA renewals will likely continue for the foreseeable … Continue reading »

The Cruel Anti-DACA Challenge from Texas Has No Legs to Stand On

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration announced the end of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With the Republican Congress unable and unwilling to resolve the future of Dreamers through legislation, it has been left to the courts to intervene. To date, three federal courts have ruled that DACA … Continue reading »

Facing Judge Hanen, Dreamers Stand Strong

Following yesterday’s hearing on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a hearing held by notorious anti-immigrant zealot Texas Judge Andrew Hanen, Dreamers (and their loved ones) raised their voices to express themselves and be heard as others debated their futures.   Ciriac Alvarez, a Dreamer and local organizer from Utah, captured the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Texas Attorney General Paxton Again Tries to Justify His Continued Attacks Against Young Immigrants

In an opinion piece in USA Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton again strained to justify his attacks on young immigrants and his relentless drive to strip them of their protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Paxton and six other Republican attorneys general have sued the Trump administration to end the … Continue reading »

Dara Lind for Vox, “DACA is in a state of legal limbo. Now a Texas judge might rule to kill it.”

Lind Explains DACA Legal Battles, Including Today’s Hanen Hearing Dara Lind at Vox breaks down the complex chain of events regarding DACA and its legal fate. Today, Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas, known as the Joe Arpaio of the federal judiciary, hears a case brought to him by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Lind’s article … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Responds to Sessions’ Comments on Judge Bates’ Friday Ruling on DACA

The following is a response from Juan Escalante, Communications Director of America’s Voice and DACA recipient, on Sessions’ statement regarding Judge Bates’ ruling from Friday on DACA: As an ardent opponent of DACA, it is unsurprising that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would use his anti-immigrant perch at the Department of Justice to lambaste a court … Continue reading »

Republican AGs Attack Dreamers, Go Forum-Shopping for Anti-Immigrant Judge, and Other Republicans Remain Silent

So much for that concern over the fate of 800,000 young Americans Observers are weighing in to condemn the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to end DACA. Paxton has corralled the Attorneys General of six other Republican states – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia – to go along … Continue reading »

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