Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern: “The implications of Tuesday’s decision are profoundly disturbing.” Washington, DC – In a recent piece for Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern analyze and denounce the Supreme Court’s decision to require the Biden administration to restart implementation of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. During the Trump presidency,… Continue »

The Supreme Court’s radical ruling this week on Remain in Mexico, officially known as MPP, exposes the right wing’s construction of a judicial pipeline to force the Biden Administration to adopt Trump policies by fiat. It’s a disturbing development that endangers not just immigration and border policies, but also the broader Biden agenda.  Below are… Continue »

The American judicial system has become an anti-immigrant judicial pipeline — and its on full display, and it’s dangerous. The pipeline flows from Republican Attorneys General to hand-picked United States District Court Judges (usually Trump appointees in Texas), to the conservative Fifth Circuit and finally, to the United States Supreme Court.  The latest egregious example… Continue »

In a deep dive Medium post, David Leopold, legal advisor to America’s Voice, Chair of Immigration at Ulmer & Berne and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, describes the Supreme Court’s decision to require the administration to restart implementation of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and the dangerous legal territory we have now… Continue »

Washington, DC – In a must-read explainer in Vox, Ian Millhiser describes in detail why, based on precedent, the decision not to uphold a stay in the Remain in Mexico case (Biden v. Texas) defies logic and upends the balance of power between elected branches and the judiciary. Millhiser goes on to say that one… Continue »

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling on MPP or “Remain in Mexico”: Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on MPP – called by Vox legal analyst Ian Millhiser a ‘stunning, radical’ decision that, ‘upends decades of precedent warning that judges shouldn’t mess with… Continue »

After attacking our democracy and going after Dreamers, the notoriously corrupt Paxton is now trying to compel Biden to enforce Trump’s cruel immigration policies Yesterday, federal judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee based in Texas, issued a nationwide 14-day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to halt a new Biden administration policy that paused most deportations for… Continue »

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 »

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 »

Originally published November 8, 2019; last updated March 11, 2021  Background In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced the start of DACA, which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. Obama’s executive action did not create a pathway to citizenship, but merely a shield… Continue »