And why he’s one of the greatest threats to DACA There are, unfortunately, many appointed and elected officials across the U.S. who have made a career out of enacting anti-immigrant policy. But as far as activist federal judges go, perhaps none stand out like Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court for the… Continue »

Win or Lose, Trump is Determined to Deport Dreamers In typical fashion, and in its determination to dismantle DACA, administration officials are saying their latest effort to limit the Obama-era program, is just a temporary measure until next steps are decided. We know what that means. When Trump and his gang say “temporary for now”… Continue »

Below are four key points about the Trump administration’s DACA memo yesterday: A death knell for DACA, if Trump gets his way. While the White House tried to spin yesterday’s announcement as some sort of compromise – and several headlines ran with their “extension of DACA” framing – it’s best understood as a death knell… Continue »

“The best way to protect Dreamers and to move forward with a path to a permanent solution for all undocumented immigrants is to defeat Trump this November”   A new memo that lays the groundwork for eliminating the DACA program was issued today by the Trump Administration. While many news outlets are running with a… 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 »

“They know how popular and successful the program is and that the country—and many of Trump’s own Republican voters—have turned against Trump on DACA…” On Friday, President Trump delivered a confusing and contradictory set of remarks to Telemundo about his administration’s coming plans for Dreamers and DACA. Subsequent White House walk-backs and leaks to reporters… Continue »

The President is Not Exempt from the Rule of Law It’s been three weeks since the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration on DACA. But this administration has yet to provide guidance on how they intend to comply with the ruling. We understand the certification deadline is next week.  So, what’s up, Trump administration?… Continue »

Maribel Hastings and David Torres While in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflicts, and Donald Trump’s excesses, good news have to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s important to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocks the president’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was… Continue »

Latest Update: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA and against the Trump Administration in June 2020, saying that the manner in which Trump ended DACA was “arbitrary and capricious”. Read our press statement here. And read the full decision here. However, a new memo was issued in July 2020 by… Continue »