SCOTUS DACA Deadlock a Disaster for Families Seeking Refuge in US, Says HIAS

JUN 23, 2016 WASHINGTON—Today the Supreme Court, by voting 4-4 and failing to make a decision, let stand a lower court’s ruling that blocks the Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, has been supportive of the… Read More SCOTUS DACA Deadlock a Disaster for Families Seeking Refuge in US, Says HIAS

Stakes are High, and Personal, in Supreme Court Immigration Case

by Eden Siskind, HIAS Refugee Policy Intern The fate of over 4 million immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers currently residing in the United States is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court heard arguments that will determine the fate of President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration.… Read More Stakes are High, and Personal, in Supreme Court Immigration Case

The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act

Last week, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced new legislation to protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings by ensuring access to counsel, legal orientation programs, and case management services.  This bill, the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, ensures due process for children and other… Read More The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act

Obama Administration appeals DAPA/DACA ruling

Last week,the Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against the Obama Administration’s DAPA and DACA programs.  On Friday, the Administration appealed their case to the Supreme Court.   By making this appeal today, the Administration hopes that the Court will still take the case up this term, which ends in June.

New Report: A Challenging Moment for the Protection of Migrant Rights and Human Rights in the Northern Triangle of Central America & Across the Migrant Route

Following a surge of unaccompanied migrants crossing the U.S. border through Mexico in June 2014, U.S. immigration and foreign policy has rapidly shifted. The Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) has released a helpful guide to help stakeholders understand these changes in U.S. immigration and foreign policy. This guide suggests ways in which civil… Read More New Report: A Challenging Moment for the Protection of Migrant Rights and Human Rights in the Northern Triangle of Central America & Across the Migrant Route