On March 28, 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine signed on to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas. The case, brought by GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas, challenges President Obama’s immigration executive actions. DeWine joined Ohio to the lawsuit despite the fact… Continue »

Shadow Sen. Michael Brown, Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, Shadow Rep. Franklin Garcia, Councilmember Anita Bonds, and Councilmember At-Large Brianne Nadeau hosted the Cinto family in Washington, D.C. yesterday for the latest “DAPA Dinner” event. #DAPADINNER in DC @SenPaulStrauss @SenMDBrown @thebrownlawyer @WashingtonHisp pic.twitter.com/FDqhSNLQbE — Franklin Garcia (@fgarciadc) April 14, 2016 As the parents of a three-year-old US citizen… Continue »

A new USA Today story by Richard Wolf examines the stakes of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in the U.S. v Texas immigration executive action case, focusing in particular on the potentially chaotic implications of a 4-4 tie. As Wolf’s story notes: “A tie vote would hand a victory to Texas and 25 other states that have successfully blocked the program in lower courts, but… Continue »

Next week, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Texas, the case about Obama’s immigration executive actions. As many legal analysts have noted, this case is based in politics and shouldn’t even be in the Courts. But, the Texas Attorney General — who is facing some big legal headaches of… Continue »

An immigrant family eligible for DAPA is set to meet with legislators in our nation’s capital later today. Councilmember Anita Bonds and shadow Representative Franklin Garcia will break bread with Rosbel and his family as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. This is the first “DAPA Dinner” event to happen in Washington, D.C.  Rosbel arrived… Continue »

It’s time to stop pretending that Speaker Paul Ryan is the Republican Party’s brand new savior in the face of Trumpism. “Paul Ryan would be great for the party and he could certainly win,” declared Sen. Jeff Flake after Ryan announced yesterday he would not be seeking the Republican nomination should Donald Trump and Ted Cruz take… Continue »

On April 18, 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case.  At stake is the fate of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) immigration policies. These policies would provide, on a temporary basis, protection from deportation and… Continue »

Obama Administration reply brief, as well as other legal observers, call out GOP challengers’ faulty legal reasoning in upcoming U.S. v Texas immigration case With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration executive action case next Monday, the Obama administration has issued an important reply brief that responds to the Republican plaintiffs’ recent… Continue »

This past weekend, Florida state Senator Darren Soto became the second elected official this month to meet with immigrant families as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Senator Soto — who represents Florida’s 14 District in the state Senate — sat down to break bread with five immigrant families to discuss how implementation of DAPA… Continue »

On April 18th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in theU.S. v Texas immigration case that will decide the fate of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) immigration executive action policies. A week before arguments are scheduled to begin, Think Progress’ Ian Milhiser offers an important reminder of… Continue »