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Immigration in the Courts

DACA’s Moment of Truth Before the Supreme Court Is a Moment of Truth for Chief Justice John Roberts

President Trump took to Twitter before today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court to slander Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. He also seemed to signal to the conservative majority of the Supreme Court that he expects them to do his bidding. It was a message undoubtedly directed at Chief Justice John Roberts, who … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “DACA’s Challenge for Chief Justice Roberts: The Rule of Law or Tool in Trump’s Toolbox?”

Analysis by David Leopold  In a new piece for Medium, David Leopold – litigator and Chair of the immigration practice at Ulmer & Berne, LLP and past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – argues the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) case is a test for Chief Justice John Roberts. The Chief … Continue reading »

As DACA Heads to the Supreme Court, the Recent History, High Stakes and Moving Stories of Those Directly Affected Take Center Stage

“This is about an entire group of people who are your friends, your neighbors, the people who you least expect, and they’re part of the American fabric. And this is our home. We don’t consider it home. This is our home.” On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide the future of … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why is DACA Going Before the Supreme Court?

Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will review three cases regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, (DACA). The Court will be deciding whether Donald Trump’s 2017 decision to terminate DACA is something that courts can review at all, and furthermore, whether this termination is ultimately legal. The Supreme Court decision can come as early … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Linda Greenhouse: “The Supreme Court Confronts DACA”

Ahead of Tuesday’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse outlines the legal stakes of the case and astutely notes the risked-politicization of the court, “But the decision will also be important in defining the court’s relationship to a president who behaves as … Continue reading »

As Trump Betrays Our Values and the Constitution, Federal Courts Stand Up for Both. Will the Supreme Court?

Courts deal multiple blows to Trump’s ‘policy of exclusion in search of a justification. As Trump’s unilateralism and nativism go into overdrive, a series of court rulings offer a reminder why the judicial branch is an essential backstop for a different vision of the country. Since last Friday, five federal courts have ruled against the … Continue reading »

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 »