Tag: supreme court

The Administration Is Fighting the Courts on DACA

Jul 30, 2020

How chaotic is the current administration?  On Tuesday, while we were working on a blog post on the July 17 ruling from Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court in Maryland that the Depart...

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The DACA Decision is Just the First Step

Jun 19, 2020

On Thursday, the Supreme Court overruled by a 5-4 margin the Trump Administration's 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That’s good news, but it’s not ...

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Trump Announces Plans to Temporarily Suspend Immigration

Apr 21, 2020

(Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash) On Monday night, President Trump tweeted, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of o...

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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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