New Column Urges Supreme Court to Take Up the Case, Place Principle Over Politics This morning, prominent Supreme Court observer and New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse blasted the 5th Circuit’s decision on the DAPA/DACA lawsuit, calling the ruling “as cynical an exercise of judicial authority as I can remember.” Greenhouse’s important voice joins the growing chorus of others calling on the Supreme… Continue »

In the Absence of Congressional Action, Millions of Immigrant Families Deserve Relief Yesterday, after the 5th Circuit Appeals Court ruled against President Obama’s DAPA/DACA expansion plans, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its intention to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Leading editorial boards and legal experts have been quick to weigh in and support… Continue »

But His Position on DAPA and DACA Makes ‘No Sense’ In last night’s Republican debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich criticized Donald Trump’s unrealistic and inhumane proposal to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.  Kasich said: [I]f people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this… Continue »

Earlier this week, United We Dream Action, the Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement and America’s Voice announced a new effort called “DAPA Dinners.”  This initiative “invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join an immigrant family for dinner on or around the one-year anniversary of the DAPA announcement on November 20,… Continue »

Effort Seeks to Connect Candidates with DAPA-Eligible Families for Dinner On or Around the 1-Year Anniversary of DAPA Announcement on Nov. 20th Today, America’s Voice, United We Dream Action and Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement announce “DAPA Dinners” – a new initiative that invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join… Continue »

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday’s 2/1 decision by the 5th Circuit was expected, given the make-up of the panel.  But the sharp and persuasive dissent authored by Judge Carolyn Dineen King should not be overlooked, as it points the way for the Supreme Court to step in and correct this egregious mistake. Judge Dineen… Continue »

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to yesterday’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against DAPA/DACA expansion programs: “After an unacceptable delay, we finally have a decision from the 5th circuit and can move on to seeking a final result at the Supreme Court.  If the Department… Continue »

Lynn Tramonte: “Republicans Continue to Shrink From Leadership and Allow The Nativists in the Party to Run Amok” In Congress, the courts, and the 2016 campaign trail, the Republican Party continues to cede control to the anti-immigrant wing of the Party.  Among the latest reminders: In Congress, newly-elected Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made… Continue »

NPR profiled Jannet Ramirez, one of the fasters outside of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans – and explained the reason for the fast and the implications of it. The case against Obama’s executive actions was brought by then-Attorney General, now Governor Greg Abbott from Texas. He was later joined by GOP… Continue »

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. DAPA would protect parents of US Citizen children from deportation and allow them to apply for a work permit. However, DAPA is currently being blocked by a federal court, based on a lawsuit brought by… Continue »