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
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
On Monday, April 18th the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas. For an in-depth argument preview from SCOTUS Blog, click here. SCOTUS Blog will also provide up to the minute information on the case as it becomes available. For information on rallies and events around… Read More United States v. Texas: Resources
By Britanny Vanderhoof, Policy Counsel, HIAS On Monday April 18, 2016 the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments in the case of United States v. Texas. SCOTUS has asked the U.S. and the state of Texas to prepare arguments on four legal points. The first issue is whether Texas has standing to challenge Deferred Action… Read More U.S. v. Texas: The Issues and Policy Implications
Today, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released an article highlighting the economic losses the nation will face should the Supreme Court overturn the President’s executive action to expand Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The article can be found here.
Yesterday, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- CA19) were joined by 216 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court granting review of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Texas, et al. The brief makes the case that the President’s November… Read More United States vs. US Amicus Briefs
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
Earlier today, a letter was sent to President Obama in opposition to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent immigration raids. The letter was signed by 145 Democrats. Based on widespread backlash following these raids, the Administration is likely to ‘pause’ them, which most say doesn’t go far enough.
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.
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