The fight against the Republican lawsuit that is blocking DAPA and DACA+ is about to reach a new level. On April 18, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and DACA+, giving immigration advocates an opportunity to demonstrate that DAPA and DACA+ are beneficial for our country and… Continue »

Immigration reform has long been a personal issue for Latino voters. According to polling from Latino Decisions, one in three registered Latino voters are related to someone who is undocumented. An additional one in three have a close friend who is an undocumented immigrant. Now, new research from the Center for American Progress shows that DAPA,… Continue »

In a new analysis published at Medium, immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, David Leopold outlines why United States v. Texas, the impending immigration executive action case before the Supreme Court, is really an epic political battle. Through a detailed overview of the original case and corresponding criticism from prominent elected officials,… Continue »

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s post on Medium: When the Supreme Court hears arguments next month in U.S. vs Texas, the immigration executive action case, the first question the Justices will have to decide is whether Texas and the other states on this lawsuit even have the right to sue. That’s called “standing.” And, it’s important because… Continue »

It’s Donald Trump’s GOP now, as House Republicans voted yesterday to file an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against President Obama’s immigration actions. It wasn’t lost on many that this wasn’t just an anti-immigrant vote, but a boldly political one, too. Five Republicans sided with 188 Democrats to vote against it. But all 234… Continue »

Earlier, Speaker Paul Ryan took what he’s himself called an “extraordinary” step — allowing the Republican House to vote to file an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against DAPA and DACA+. It’s a blatantly partisan move, and the final count from today’s vote only proves this move from Speaker Ryan has been only about… Continue »

Today, to mark the three year anniversary of the infamous RNC autopsy report, House Republicans are holding yet another anti-immigrant vote. This is the eighth by our count. But, this vote sends a message to the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas, the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, is, in reality, nothing but a… Continue »

It’s Donald Trump’s party now as House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, are set to vote on filing an amicus brief against President Obama’s immigration action as soon as Thursday. Speaker Ryan has himself called his move “a very extraordinary step,” and it’s confirmation that this lawsuit is nothing but pure politics from Republicans.… Continue »

Democratic Congressional leaders are slamming a Republican vote expected later this week, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, “on a resolution seeking the power to file an amicus brief on behalf of the entire House of Representatives opposing President Obama’s immigration actions.” Told press today I will oppose GOP amicus brief resolution challenging @POTUS’ executive actions on immigration. — Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) March… Continue »

As the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on DAPA and expanded DACA, a new study finds that undocumented immigrants eligible for the two programs — as well as young immigrants currently enrolled in DACA — are “deeply embedded” in American society, with familial ties and work histories that extend back for decades. The… Continue »