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Washington, DC — Following Wednesday’s 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing, the large takeaway was whether or not SB4 (Texas’s “show me your papers” law) went “too far,” as admitted by Texas’ Solicitor General arguing in favor of SB4. Lawyers arguing against SB4 correctly pointed out that responsibility... Continue »
Today, Texas’ extreme anti-immigrant law SB 4 returned to the courts when it was heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. You can read our explained about SB 4 here and view livetweets from the court proceedings here. Outside, dozens of activists from Texas, Louisiana, and elsewhere gathered... Continue »
Rally-goers discuss what's happening with DACA in the courts.
Read the first half of this post (explaining DACA and Dreamers) here. WHEN TRUMP ENDED DACA Since DACA was created through an executive order, presidents after Obama technically had the authority to rescind the program at any time. On September 5, 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-President Donald... Continue »
texas sb 4
Washington, DC — Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas’ SB4 (also known as “show me your papers”) law, which would escalate the state’s ongoing anti-immigrant crackdown by empowering every law enforcement officer to question the citizenship of any Texas resident and detain them.  Also yesterday,... Continue »
A federal judge in Austin ruled this week that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott must remove his dangerous and inhumane floating saw blade barrier from the Rio Grande, “concluding that it was an impediment to navigation on the river and a ‘threat to human life,’” The New York Times reports.... Continue »
Texans, including border residents, gathered on Tuesday to demand an end to Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star scheme, which for two years and counting has wreaked havoc on both border communities and vulnerable migrants seeking new lives in the U.S. In the past several weeks alone, Texas officials... Continue »
Today, President Biden nominated Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. This comes a month after Justice Stephen G. Breyer announced his retirement. She would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court and is considered by Biden to be “one of the nation’s... Continue »
Read the newest analysis from America’s Voice here. Washington, DC –  A new analysis from America’s Voice titled, “The Anti-Immigrant Judicial Pipeline Keeps Gushing,” highlights the latest examples and implications of Republicans’ anti-immigrant judicial pipeline. In the piece, America’s Voice legal advisor David Leopold details how the six conservative... Continue »
This article was originally published by David Leopold as a post on Medium.com.  Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Biden v. Texas, another case brought by Republican Attorneys General to thwart the Biden administration’s immigration policies. This case involved the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which the Biden... Continue »
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the MPP/Remain in Mexico program. This is how the internet reacted:  Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy council of the American Immigration Council analyzed how the ruling got it wrong in a very detailed thread:  A crushingly bad (but... Continue »