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What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Elections with 3 Comments
What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

The 2016 presidential election is, at long last, behind us. While pundits will interpret the significance of the election results for months to come, already clear is the broad public support for sensible and humane immigration policies. In fact, despite the rhetoric on the campaign trail, a range of post-election data show that the majority […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Rehear Executive Action on Immigration — What’s Next?

Supreme Court Won’t Rehear Executive Action on Immigration — What’s Next?

This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to rehear arguments in United States v Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). This means that the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding the district court’s preliminary injunction against these initiatives remains […]

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Tracking Hillary Clinton’s Promises on Immigration Reform

Written by on July 15, 2016 in Elections with 1 Comment
Tracking Hillary Clinton’s Promises on Immigration Reform

By 2050, minorities will become the majority in the United States. This is the first point Hillary Clinton made while speaking before the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Washington D.C. this week.  In a pointed speech, which she spent much of criticizing her opponent Donald Trump, Clinton discussed “ending the vicious debate […]

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Texas and Other 25 States File Misleading Brief at Supreme Court

Texas and Other 25 States File Misleading Brief at Supreme Court

This week, Texas and the 25 other states challenging the President’s executive actions on immigration filed their brief with the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. The brief attempts to defend the Fifth Circuit’s decision to block expanded DACA and DAPA from being implemented, but instead makes entirely confusing arguments and sets forth inaccurate […]

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Steve King’s Committee Continues Attack on President’s Immigration Actions

Written by on March 15, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Executive Action, Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Steve King’s Committee Continues Attack on President’s Immigration Actions

This week, the newly created “Task Force on Executive Overreach” and its Chairman Steve King (R-IA) held a sparsely-attended hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, specifically related to expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). This was the first hearing by […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in State and Local Taxes

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Economics, Tax Contributions with 2 Comments
Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in State and Local Taxes

Undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in many ways. They fill essential jobs, they sustain U.S. businesses through their purchase of goods and services, and—contrary to popular misconceptions—they pay taxes to federal, state, and local governments. Their contributions would be even greater if they had a chance to earn legal status and didn’t have […]

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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, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction 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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Diverse Coalitions Urge Supreme Court to Hear Case on Executive Action

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, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction 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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Setting the Record Straight on the Leaked Government Memo on Work Authorization

Setting the Record Straight on the Leaked Government Memo on Work Authorization

Recently, a leaked memo related to the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing deliberations about reforming the employment-based immigrant visa system was published online. An “investigative associate” with the restrictionist organization Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) wrote an op-ed in The Hill making grossly inaccurate statements about the contents of the leaked memo—indicating that it applied […]

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