As David Leopold and many legal experts noted early on, it was no surprise when the Republican Governors and Attorneys General from 26 states ultimately settled on Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas when they were looking for a judge sympathetic to their political charade. Judge Hanen had already been... Continue »
Amicus Briefs Underscore Political Nature Of Entire Challenge To Presidential Prerogative The news that Senate Republicans have joined their House colleagues in filing amicus briefs against the deferred action immigration policies in the U.S. v Texas Supreme Court case is not particularly revealing in and of itself.  After all, this is a Party that has... Continue »
Yesterday, Senate Republicans filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, expressing opposition to two Obama Administration immigration policies: Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was first created in 2012 but revised in... Continue »
+Click here to host your own DAPA Dinner Yesterday, the Pinto family of Virginia met with Rep. Don Beyer for a “DAPA Dinner,” a campaign to highlight how DAPA and expanded DACA would benefit immigrant families all across the nation. The dinner, organized by the Virginia Immigrant Coalition for Immigrant Rights,... Continue »
Today’s the deadline for Republicans to file their amicus (friend of the court) briefs in opposition to DACA and DAPA. It’s the first real chance we’ve had to see how many Republicans will line up behind Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the anti-immigrant nativist wing of the Republican Party.... Continue »
In new analysis on Medium, Leopold makes case for why Supreme Court should dismiss U.S. v Texas immigration case on standing David Leopold, an immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, has published a new analysis on Medium titled, “Now It’s Chief Justice Roberts’ Turn To... Continue »
On January 19, 2016, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in the case of Texas v. the United States. The justice granted a request from the Obama administration to review the Fifth Circuit decision upholding Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA.... Continue »
As the Supreme Court is just weeks away from hearing oral arguments in the United States v. Texas immigration case, an immigrant family in Virginia is ready to show just how personal the stakes are right now. On Monday, the Pinto family will break bread with Rep. Don Beyer... Continue »
Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: The lawyers for 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed their response brief in the case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Like everything else about this case, the brief is politically motivated and filled with... Continue »
Last week, we began a new series excerpting some key sections from David Leopold’s recent post on Medium, “Yes, United States v. Texas Is Really An Epic Political Battle,” which provides some important analysis into the very political nature of this lawsuit. The Medium post contained very strong arguments... Continue »