Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: As the 9 justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ponder whether to review the Republican lawsuit attacking President Obama’s immigration executive actions, back in Brownsville, Texas U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen—whom Republican politicians, led by the state of Texas, sought out late last year to block the actions known as… Continue »

David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit Delay and What It Means for 5.5 Million Immigrants and Their Families  As the ttupreme Court begins a new term today, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision on the President’s executive actions on deportation has yet to be announced after nearly 3 months. The longer the appeals court ruling languishes,… Continue »

Everything You Need to Know About the Fifth Circuit’s Stay Denial in Two Pieces Yesterday, in no surprise to close watchers of the federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability… Continue »

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday, in a 2/1 split decision, a three judge motions panel of the 5th circuit appeals court refused to lift the injunction placed on President Obama’s immigration executive actions last February by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen. Hanen’s order temporarily blocked the implementation of DACA expansion and DAPA, which offer an… Continue »

Today, the United States Department of Justice filed an emergency appeal for a stay of Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction in the case of Texas v. United States. Hanen issued his preliminary injunction on the implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA on February 16, 2015. A link to the DOJ”s motion can be found here. The… Continue »

Last week, Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas handed down a setback for executive action when he claimed that the Obama Administration had improperly followed procedure in announcing the program.  As we and others have reported, Hanen is hardly nonpartisan — he has a long history of taking anti-immigrant positions and making anti-immigrant claims.  More evidence… Continue »