Today was the first hearing in the 25 states’ lawsuit against executive action, heard by federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX — and advocates were on hand to make it clear what they thought about the lawsuit. Obama’s executive action utilizes is an enforcement tool (prosecutorial discretion) that has been used on immigration by presidents going… Continue »

Urge Officials to Remove Ohio from the Lawsuit and Protect State’s Good Name  Leaders and Ohio Residents Directly Impacted by Immigration Policy Available for Interviews Today, a judge in Texas is hearing opening arguments in the 25-state lawsuit against the President’s recent action on immigration.  While Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is spearheading the lawsuit, he’s… Continue »

Twelve states filed an amicus brief supporting President Obama’s recent executive action today, and a number of law enforcement officials from around the country did the same, bolstering the fact that Obama’s immigration action is a common-sense practice that has a long history of precedent. The law enforcement amicus brief was filed by the Major… Continue »

This week, the 25 states suing President Obama over executive action will have their first day in court, with a hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 15.  Today, however, 12 states in favor of executive action threw their support behind President Obama by filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief.  The effort was spearheaded… Continue »

Lawsuits against President Obama’s executive action for immigrants suffered a serious setback just before Christmas, when a federal judge threw Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s case out of court.  But a bigger lawsuit, filed by 25 states, is still pending, and its first hearing is scheduled for next week.  Today at the Los Angeles Times, an editorial criticizes… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has not been having a good time in court lately.  Not only is he in serious trouble with the law himself at home in Arizona, but his lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action was tossed out two days before Christmas.  And now, yet another federal judge has issued an injunction halting workplace raids, one of… Continue »

Today, immigration, civil rights, and labor groups joined the legal effort to defend President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration by filing an amicus (“friend-of-the-court”) brief in the case, State of Texas v. United States. Twenty-five states are currently suing the President over executive action, a case which will receive its first hearing January 15th.  Just… Continue »

It’s a victory for the immigration reform movement — and one more loss for Larry Klayman‘s terrible record.  From Politico: President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration survived their first major court test Tuesday, when a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming the president exceeded his constitutional power. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed a challenge… Continue »

It’s increasingly clear that various legal challenges to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are more about politics and generating headlines than actual constitutional considerations.  Yesterday, Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard the first legal challenge directly about the constitutionality of the President’s recent immigration executive actions,… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action received a court hearing in Washington, DC yesterday — and all accounts are reporting that the judge, Beryl Howell of the US District Court in Washington, did not seem impressed.  As the Washington Post and Politico wrote of the judge’s questioning of Arpaio’s lawyer Larry Klayman: She pronounced… Continue »