Tag: supreme court

Birthright Citizenship isn't Going Anywhere, and it Shouldn't

Nov 2, 2018

It’s hard to take President Trump’s threat to end birthright citizenship through an executive order seriously. Coming as it does during the last days before the midterm elections, it sounds like an ec...

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Neilsen v. Preap Oral Arguments Hint at How Kavanaugh May Approach Immigration Issues

Oct 16, 2018

Last week, Justice Brett Kavanaugh heard oral arguments for the first time and gave us a hint at how his confirmation may affect immigration law. On Wednesday, he participated in oral arguments for Ni...

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Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling Separates President from Presidency

Jun 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump travel ban by a 5-4 margin, with the court conservatives joined by Anthony Kennedy. There’s little to add to the story other than that those who upheld th...

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The Supreme Court Takes on Notice to Appear

Apr 24, 2018

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard another case that will have impact on immigration law. At question in Pereira vs. Sessions was whether a “Notice to Appear” needs to tell its recipient where and whe...

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Deportation Appeal Wins in Supreme Court

Apr 18, 2018

Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't set out to make the immigration law community happy, but he did so when he sided in part with the Supreme Court's liberal wing Tuesday. In Sessions v. Dimaya, he arg...

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States Can't Deny Immigrants Driver's Licenses

Mar 20, 2018

In 2012, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared that those protected by President Barack Obama’s then-newly created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not eligible for driver’s l...

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Supreme Court Sends Due Process for Immigrants Back to Ninth Circuit

Mar 2, 2018

This week, the Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit court decision and ruled that U.S. immigration statutes do not guarantee detained immigrants—even those in the country with legal status—a timely ...

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The DACA Deadline is Deferred, but For How Long?

Feb 26, 2018

Monday morning, U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump Administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that it had abused its power when Trump signed an order that would terminate Deferred Ac...

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Federal Court Judge Reconsiders Trump Travel Ban Definitions

Jul 14, 2017

Late Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson in Honolulu halted parts of President Trump’s travel ban. Watson contends that the Supreme Court defined “bona fide” relationship too narrowl...

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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation of Trump's Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2017

Updated June 27, 11:04: On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would rule on the lawfulness of President Donald Trump’s executive order that instituted a de facto travel ban. In the meantime, ...

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