Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed a petition asking that the Supreme Court rehear United States v. Texas. In June, the Court issued a 4-4 one sentence nondecision affirming the Fifth Circuit’s preliminary injunction of the Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). In the petition,… Read More Administration asks SCOTUS to rehear immigration case
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 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
In an effort to keep the public informed on the United States v. Texas, which will soon be heard by the Supreme Court, a new website has been launched: http://www.FightForFamilies.org. This website includes a timeline of past and current events surrounding the case, as well as stories of those directly impacted by the case, social… Read More United States v. Texas-New Resource
This morning the Supreme Court announced that it will take up Texas vs. U.S., which challenges the legality of President Obama’s executive actions aimed at protecting more than four million undocumented immigration from deportation through Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Click here to read an earlier blog post… Read More Supreme Court to rule on Obama’s DACA/DAPA programs
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.
Earlier this summer, Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers violates the 1997 Flores Settlement, which set national standards on the detention of children. The ruling gave the administration two months to change its family detention policies, with a deadline of October 23rd. In her ruling, Judge Gee… Read More Family Detention: Flores Update
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
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act” (H.R. 3009). Introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and cosponsored by 36 other House Republicans, this legislation aims to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny certain federal assistance to “sanctuary cities.” Friday’s House vote went mostly down… Read More House Passes Dangerous Bill Limiting Funding to “Sanctuary Cities”