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What’s Next in the Supreme Court Case on Expanded DACA and DAPA?

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Executive Action, Supreme Court with 0 Comments
What’s Next in the Supreme Court Case on Expanded DACA and DAPA?

This week, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in United States v. Texas. The highest court will now determine whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014, known as expanded DACA and DAPA, constitute a lawful exercise of executive discretion. The Supreme Court’s decision could clear the way for the initiatives […]

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Supreme Court Will Review DACA/DAPA Case

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Executive Action, News Flash, Supreme Court with 2 Comments
Supreme Court Will Review DACA/DAPA Case

Today, the Supreme Court decided to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision in the Texas lawsuit that blocks implementation of President Obama’s 2014 deferred action initiatives—DAPA and expanded DACA. The Court is likely to hear oral arguments in April 2016. We can expect a decision by the end of June 2016. For more information visit our […]

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Diverse Coalitions Urge Supreme Court to Hear Case on Executive Action

Written by on December 11, 2015 in Courts, Executive Action, Immigration Law, Supreme Court with 0 Comments
Diverse Coalitions Urge Supreme Court to Hear Case on Executive Action

Seven groups have filed amicus briefs in support of a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, requesting that the Court overturn the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to enjoin, or halt, the President’s 2014 deferred action initiatives. The briefs were filed on behalf of a diverse range of […]

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Groups Urge Supreme Court to Hear Executive Action Case This Term

Written by on December 1, 2015 in Executive Action, Supreme Court with 1 Comment
Groups Urge Supreme Court to Hear Executive Action Case This Term

Today, a coalition of 224 immigration, civil rights, labor, and social service groups filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief, urging the Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Texas v. United States, which has delayed implementation of President Obama’s 2014 deferred action initiatives The filing from the American Immigration Council, National […]

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Supreme Court Considering Whether Misdemeanor Results in Automatic Deportation

Written by on November 6, 2015 in Supreme Court with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Considering Whether Misdemeanor Results in Automatic Deportation

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Torres v. Lynch, a case that provides a harsh reminder of the real life consequences of our unforgiving immigration laws. The petitioner in the case, Jorge Luna-Torres, a lawful permanent resident, was convicted of a misdemeanor offense for which he served only one day in prison […]

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Supreme Court Finds Conviction for Possession of a Sock Was Not a Deportable Offense

Written by on June 4, 2015 in Supreme Court with 11 Comments
Supreme Court Finds Conviction for Possession of a Sock Was Not a Deportable Offense

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court determined that the mere possession of a sock did not constitute a deportable offense in Mellouli v. Lynch. This unsurprising pronouncement serves as a first step in unwinding the legal spiral that led to Moones Mellouli’s deportation in 2012 and a reaffirmation that, when attempting to deport someone for […]

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether It’s Okay to Deprive a Person of His Day In Immigration Court

Written by on April 30, 2015 in Supreme Court with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Decide Whether It’s Okay to Deprive a Person of His Day In Immigration Court

Every day in immigration courts around the country, people facing deportation try to explain why they should be allowed to remain in the United States under our notoriously complex immigration laws. Those who have legal representation rely on their attorneys to follow procedures and make arguments that may be virtually indecipherable to people without legal […]

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Supreme Court Hears Argument on Whether Government Must Justify Its Visa Denial

Written by on February 25, 2015 in Supreme Court, Visas with 1 Comment
Supreme Court Hears Argument on Whether Government Must Justify Its Visa Denial

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument Monday in a case pitting a U.S. citizen who wants to live in the United States with her foreign national spouse against the U.S. government, which is intent on preventing even a modest level of court review when an immigrant visa is denied. Regardless which side prevails, the […]

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When is Possession of a Sock a Deportable Offense?

Written by on January 22, 2015 in Deportation, Supreme Court with 0 Comments
When is Possession of a Sock a Deportable Offense?

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mellouli v. Holder, No. 13-1034, a case that shows just how out of step immigration enforcement has become. Moones Mellouli was a conditional lawful permanent resident engaged to a U.S. citizen and resided in the U.S. for 8 years, but was ordered removed as the result […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Two Immigration Cases in New Term

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Supreme Court with 4 Comments
U.S. Supreme Court Takes Two Immigration Cases in New Term

The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday – often referred to as “First Monday” because by law, the term must begin on the first Monday of October. Although the Court has taken no blockbuster immigration case like 2012’s Arizona v. United States, interpreting state authority to enforce federal immigration laws, the Supreme […]

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