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Supreme Court Issues Disappointing Split Decision in United States v. Texas

Supreme Court Issues Disappointing Split Decision in United States v. Texas

The Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision 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 preliminary injunction against these initiatives will stand.  The ruling does not impact the original […]

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Texas’ Distorted View of the Legal Basis for DAPA and Expanded DACA

Written by on April 27, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction with 1 Comment
Texas’ Distorted View of the Legal Basis for DAPA and Expanded DACA

On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a case brought by 26 states to challenge President Obama’s deferred action initiatives, known as expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). While the arguments focused largely […]

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What Are the Next Steps at the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas?

What Are the Next Steps at the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas?

The oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas are now complete and dozens of news articles and analyses have attempted to predict what the Court will decide. However, all that truly matters is the final decision rendered by the eight sitting Justices. This begs the questions of when and how do the Justices render a decision […]

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Understanding Justice Kennedy’s “Upside Down” Argument in U.S. v. Texas

Written by on April 20, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Executive Action, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction with 0 Comments
Understanding Justice Kennedy’s “Upside Down” Argument in U.S. v. Texas

By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, faculty scholar and law professor at Penn State Law-University Park. On April 18, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a case brought by 26 states to challenge President Obama’s frozen deferred action programs, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Plus (expanded DACA) and […]

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Digesting the Argument in U.S. v. Texas: What Is Lawful Presence and Why Does It Not Mean What It Sounds Like?

Digesting the Argument in U.S. v. Texas: What Is Lawful Presence and Why Does It Not Mean What It Sounds Like?

The oral argument in United States v. Texas shined a light on the confusion between the term “lawful presence” and what it means to have a legal immigration status in the United States. Early in the argument, Chief Justice Roberts noted that in its brief, the United States asserted that individuals covered by DAPA are “lawfully […]

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Supreme Court Considers President’s Executive Actions on Immigration While Thousands Rally Outside

Supreme Court Considers President’s Executive Actions on Immigration While Thousands Rally Outside

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas. While lawyers presented their arguments before the eight Justices inside, on the outside families, advocates, immigrants, faith groups, and a wide range of civil rights and community organizations gathered to demonstrate support for the President’s initiatives. The thousands of supporters in attendance overshadowed the […]

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What You Need to Know About the DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court

Written by on April 11, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction with 0 Comments
What You Need to Know About the DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court

In the spring of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider United States v. Texas, a politically charged lawsuit about the legality of some of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The oral argument will take place on Monday, April 18 before the eight sitting justices. The initiatives in dispute—expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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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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Hundreds of Groups Weigh in on Immigration Case Headed to Supreme Court

Hundreds of Groups Weigh in on Immigration Case Headed to Supreme Court

A diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor, and social service groups filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in United States v. Texas, urging the court to lift the injunction that has blocked the deferred action initiatives that President Obama announced in November 2014. In the brief—filed by the […]

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Who Would Benefit from DAPA?

Written by on March 4, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Demographics, Executive Action with 0 Comments
Who Would Benefit from DAPA?

Within the next few months, the Supreme Court will determine whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014—namely, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—constitute a lawful exercise of executive discretion. That decision will both directly and indirectly affect the lives […]

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