Key observers are weighing in on yesterday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to bypass the appeals courts in order to take up a DACA case. Coverage is highlighting that the news from the Supreme Court represents a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, and their continued extremism and hostility towards Dreamers. It also… Continue »

The following is a statement from David Leopold, Partner/Chair, Immigration Practice Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP and former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, following the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite the administration’s challenge to DACA: Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to game the judicial system in its… Continue »

Today, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), and the Rockford, Illinois law firm Dady & Hoffmann filed a lawsuit challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions on behalf of José Lopez.  Lopez is a DACA-mented immigrant whose parents are both eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of… Continue »

All Legal and Political Options Must Be Engaged The news that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a rehearing petition in the U.S. v Texas immigration case should focus attention on a pressing legal question: why has Texas Judge Andrew Hanen been able to issue a nationwide hold on DAPA and DACA+? There’s a strong case to be made… Continue »

David Leopold Explains the Details and Implications in New Medium Piece A new Medium piece from immigration attorney David Leopold draws attention to a pressing legal question following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4–4 tie in the U.S. vs. Texas immigration case: does Judge Andrew Hanen’s nationwide hold apply outside of the 5th circuit? Leopold highlights the challenge filed recently by Martin… Continue »

Published March 31, 2016; updated August 6, 2018 Who is Judge Andrew Hanen and Why is the Texas AG – and AG Sessions – so Determined to Put the Attack on DACA Before Him This Week? Because Hanen is the Joe Arpaio of the Federal Judiciary This Wednesday, August 8, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals… Continue »

In response to news that the Department of Justice has filed a rehearing petition in U.S v. Texas case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  The Department of Justice made the right call today by asking for a rehearing in United… Continue »

Ahead of RNC, Republican Party and Donald Trump On Track for Historically Low Performance Among Latino Voters New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, underscores that Donald Trump is on track for an historically low performance among Latino voters and that the overall Republican brand image among Latinos… Continue »

Respected law professor Peter Markowitz has written a thought-provoking op-ed in the New York Times on how President Obama could potentially protect millions of undocumented immigrants following the Supreme Court’s failure on DAPA and DACA+. “President Obama can still act to bring humanity and justice to an immigration system notoriously lacking in both,” writes Markowitz… Continue »

Last week’s Supreme Court’s deadlock on U.S. v Texas was a tremendous blow to millions of immigrant families who are long overdue for relief. The 2012 DACA program for Dreamers transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people.  The 2014 expansion of DACA, and new policy for parents of U.S. citizens, would do the… Continue »