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Immigration in the Courts

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 »

America Agrees: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

Bipartisan Amicus Brief Filed in Support of DACA

Supreme Court to Rule on Trump’s Drive to Deport Dreamers In light of the Supreme Court beginning its new term next week, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) filed a bipartisan amicus brief in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Forty-nine Senators and former Senators along with 123 … Continue reading »

Three Rulings Against Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda Offer 2020 Reminder Why Courts Matter

Courts doing what Republicans in Congress refuse to – stand up to a dangerous and erratic President for a better vision for America Three court rulings from the end of last week dealt setbacks to the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda: Judge Dolly Gee ruled against the Trump administration’s regulation attempting to overturn the Flores settlement … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Must Read Texas Observer Interview with Immigration Judge: “That is Not What America is About”

A must-read interview in the Texas Observer between reporter Gus Bova and Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, highlights the way the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico policies and the absence of attorneys and accountability at the “kangaroo” tent courts in Brownsville and Laredo are subverting due process, endangering lives, and … Continue reading »

Has the U.S. Supreme Court Become the Trump Court on Immigration?

Dissenting Justices to Yesterday’s Asylum Decision Suggest that this Supreme Court is Becoming Another Political Arm of the President Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted a “extraordinary” request by the Trump administration to allow the administration to implement a regulation that Justice Sotomayor describes as, “forbid[ding] almost all Central Americans—even unaccompanied children—to apply for asylum in … Continue reading »

Reaction to The Supreme Court’s Ban on Asylum

The Trump administration, now aided and abetted by the Supreme Court, is gutting the U.S. asylum system. The consequences are and will be devastating. Below are just some of the reactions: As an unnamed asylum officer told BuzzFeed’s Hamed Aleaziz:  “We’re in the midst of a refugee crisis on the southern border and the administration’s … Continue reading »

Decision Enabling Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Sends Ominous Message About Direction of Court

Will Justice Roberts Assert Independence or Simply Act as Arm of the Trump Administration’s Assault on Immigration and Human Rights?   The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling which allows the Trump administration’s asylum crackdown to proceed. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was … Continue reading »

Immigration Twitter Responds to SCOTUS’ Surprise Decision to Allow Trump Asylum Ban

In a surprise decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s asylum ban can proceed for now, while the legal fight plays out in courts. Contrary to the U.S.’ obligations under domestic and international law, border officials can now deny applications from migrants who have traveled through other countries on their way to … Continue reading »

“Americans’ hearts are with the Dreamers, and our eyes are on the Supreme Court and the Senate” – Douglas Rivlin Reflects on Two Year Anniversary of DACA Termination

Ending DACA Was Another Vile Trump Assault on Immigrants Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of President Trump’s announced termination the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The following is a statement from Douglas G. Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice:  Trump started his relentless assault on immigrants when he launched his candidacy. His … Continue reading »