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America’s Voice Urges Supreme Court to Rehear Immigration Case

In response to news that the Department of Justice has filed a rehearing petition in U.S v. Texas case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  The Department of Justice made the right call today by asking for a rehearing in United … Continue reading »

“Never Give Up, Never Give In”: Senate Nominee Ted Strickland Joins Ohio Immigrants For “DAPA Dinner”

Yesterday, Democratic Senate candidate and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland sat down with Ohio immigrant families and members of the Lorain community as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, which joins elected officials with families to discuss how deferred action impacts immigrants and their communities. Among the invitees to the event — organized by LOIRA, … Continue reading »

Former Governor Strickland Meets With Ohio Immigrant Families and Community Leaders As Part of “DAPA Dinners” Campaign

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland broke bread with community leaders and Ohio immigrant families as part of the nationwide DAPA Dinners campaign today in Lorain.  Lorain City Council Member Angel Arroyo; Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera; Victor Leandry, Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales; and Father Bill Thaden of Sacred Heart Church also attended the dinner with Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA) leaders and member families. The event … Continue reading »

Immigrants and their Allies: Heartbroken By SCOTUS Deadlock, But Resilient and Determined to Direct Anger at Those Standing in Way of Progress

Last week’s Supreme Court’s deadlock on U.S. v Texas was a tremendous blow to millions of immigrant families who are long overdue for relief. The 2012 DACA program for Dreamers transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people.  The 2014 expansion of DACA, and new policy for parents of U.S. citizens, would do the … Continue reading »

Following US v. Texas Deadlock, Top Legal Analysts Criticize Supreme Court

Last week’s 4-4 tie in the US v. Texas immigration case has generated disappointment and outrage from immigrant families and their allies from across the country. A growing chorus of legal minds have added their voice to the criticism, noting in particular the weakness of Texas’ original case, the failure of the court to explain … Continue reading »

Rep. Gerry Connolly Joins NAKASEC And Virginia Immigrants For “DAPA Dinner”

Last Friday, Rep. Gerry Connolly sat down with Virginia immigrants as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, which joins elected officials with families to discuss how deferred action impacts immigrants and their communities. The dinner — hosted by the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) — was the first since the Supreme Court’s disappointing deadlock in United … Continue reading »

Did Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Really Hide In His Office From Immigrant Families Last Week?

While Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt apparently didn’t have a couple minutes to spare for the immigrant families he’s putting at risk of deportation, he did have time for lights, cameras and press. It all started when immigrant families and PLAN advocates tried to meet with Laxalt in the wake of the Supreme Court’s tie … Continue reading »

The Pain is Real But Our Resilience is Strong and November is Our Focus

After yesterday’s heartbreaking deadlock in US v. Texas, this much is clear: immigrants and their allies are feeling the sting of the setback, but we are determined to dust ourselves off, build our power and make sure it is felt this November and beyond. As evidenced by accounts from across the country, those of us who are … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Walter Dellinger: The Battle For DACA+/DAPA Is Not Over

“I am stunned and disappointed”  In a new piece at Slate, former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger pens a stinging criticism of the Supreme Court for its 4-4 vote on U.S. v Texas, calling it a ” signal failure of democracy.” He recommends the Department of Justice to take the unusual step of filing a motion asking the court to reconsider … Continue reading »