First, a number of outlets are pointing out how biased this week’s ruling was.  As Think Progress writes, the question now is whether Hanen’s ruling can be sustained by higher courts that may not be as biased as he is: Judge Andrew Hanen is a George W. Bush appointee whose past... Continue »
As we noted earlier, we are confident that Judge Andrew Hanen’s temporary injunction blocking immigration executive action programs from going into effect will not stand.  As it moves up the judicial ladder, serious jurists will apply the law, decide that it is well within established legal authority and historical... Continue »
In a stunning and blatantly political move, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas has put a temporary halt on immigration registration plans from the Obama Administration.   Late last year, the State of Ohio joined Texas and many other Republican-led states in suing the federal government to block expansion of the... Continue »
Judge’s Politicized and Poorly-Argued Decision Will Be Overturned The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the temporary injunction against DACA and DAPA issued by Judge Andrew Hanen last night: Judge Hanen’s ruling is a setback that was expected and will be... Continue »
White House Press Secretary: The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws—which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system. Those policies are consistent with the laws... Continue »
In a New Report, America’s Voice Education Fund Reveals Judge Hanen’s Foray into the World of Immigration Politics and the Disturbing Truth Behind the 25 State Lawsuit Today was the first hearing in the 25 states’ lawsuit against executive action, heard by federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX. ... Continue »
For the third day in a row, Senate Republicans today pushed for a vote on an anti-immigrant DHS funding bill that would lead to mass deportations for DREAMers and immigrant parents.  They’re playing with yet another government shutdown in an effort to ‘fight back’ against ‘constitutional overreach.’ Except that President Obama’s executive... Continue »
As we await a decision from Federal Judge Andrew Hanenon the Republican state legal challenge to President’s Obama’s immigration actions, more and more sensible voices continue to weigh in with their analysis of the law and policy. Yesterday David Leopold, former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), took to the pages of... Continue »
Nevada has become the 26th state to sign onto the states’ lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action, leaving Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) in a bit of a tough spot. Technically, it’s Nevada’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt who signed the state onto the lawsuit.  But Sandoval is a Latino governor leading a state... Continue »
Twelve states and a roster of police chiefs have made their support known for President Obama’s recent executive action — and joining them today are more than 30 Mayors, who are signing their own amicus brief defending Obama’s announcement. The effort was led by Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City and... Continue »