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DACA’s Moment of Truth Before the Supreme Court Is a Moment of Truth for Chief Justice John Roberts

President Trump took to Twitter before today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court to slander Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. He also seemed to signal to the conservative majority of the Supreme Court that he expects them to do his bidding. It was a message undoubtedly directed at Chief Justice John Roberts, who … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “DACA’s Challenge for Chief Justice Roberts: The Rule of Law or Tool in Trump’s Toolbox?”

Analysis by David Leopold  In a new piece for Medium, David Leopold – litigator and Chair of the immigration practice at Ulmer & Berne, LLP and past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – argues the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) case is a test for Chief Justice John Roberts. The Chief … Continue reading »

As DACA Heads to the Supreme Court, the Recent History, High Stakes and Moving Stories of Those Directly Affected Take Center Stage

“This is about an entire group of people who are your friends, your neighbors, the people who you least expect, and they’re part of the American fabric. And this is our home. We don’t consider it home. This is our home.” On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide the future of … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why is DACA Going Before the Supreme Court?

Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will review three cases regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, (DACA). The Court will be deciding whether Donald Trump’s 2017 decision to terminate DACA is something that courts can review at all, and furthermore, whether this termination is ultimately legal. The Supreme Court decision can come as early … Continue reading »

ICYMI: McDonough: “Ending DACA could add risks to U.S. security and regional stability”

In an expert opinion for Axios, Denis McDonough, former deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, offers a clear-eyed look at what the costs of ending the DACA termination really are. Ending DACA — the question that goes before the Supreme Court next week — will affect not only the 700,000 immigrant lives at … Continue reading »

Leading Outlets Highlight Successes of DACA and What’s at Stake at Supreme Court

With less than a week before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case heads to the Supreme Court, leading outlets are previewing what’s at stake if the conservative majority Supreme Court panel choose to terminate DACA — the futures and opportunities of nearly 700,000 contributors to workplaces and communities across the country.  In these … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Linda Greenhouse: “The Supreme Court Confronts DACA”

Ahead of Tuesday’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse outlines the legal stakes of the case and astutely notes the risked-politicization of the court, “But the decision will also be important in defining the court’s relationship to a president who behaves as … Continue reading »

DACA Recipients Are Marching from NY to DC to Say: #HomeIsHere

A major action to bring attention to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has begun, just days before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments about the future of the program. Over the weekend, some 200 Dreamers, undocumented immigrants, community leaders, allies, and supporters kicked off an 18-day, 230-mile walk from … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Trump and DACA

“Their real game is to combine hostage taking with a shameless shakedown. Sound familiar?” On Twitter yesterday, President Trump falsely declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful, reiterated his administration’s desire to have the Supreme Court end the popular and successful program, and called for lawmakers to work on legislation – a … Continue reading »