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Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform

Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform

The Supreme Court’s deadlock Thursday in United States v. Texas, No. 15-674 represents a massive blow to millions of immigrants who could have been eligible to live and work legally in the United States under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama two years ago. Obama’s plan, which protected immigrant parents of American citizens […]

Families to Fight for Reforms After Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Families to Fight for Reforms After Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency. The outcome underscores that the direction of U.S. immigration policy will be determined in large part by this fall’s […]

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some immigrants locked up longer than six months during deportation proceedings should have a chance to be released. The justices said Monday they will take up an issue that affects thousands of immigrants detained for months or years without the benefit of a hearing to determine […]

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can’t keep out Syrian refugees, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing concerns state Republican leaders’ sounded over hidden extremists following the Paris attacks and revived this week by Donald Trump following the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Texas was the first state to sue the Obama administration over resettlements, though […]

Why College Protests Over Immigration Agents Are About Justice

Why College Protests Over Immigration Agents Are About Justice

  In late April at San Diego City College, over two-dozen students quickly mobilized after learning that Border Patrol agents would have a booth at the career fair. The students solicited support from their professors, who also reached out to community organizations and planned a public demonstration at the Quad where the career fair would […]

Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama’s immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court. As hundreds of pro-immigration demonstrators and a smaller number of opponents filled the sidewalk outside the […]

Immigrants Call for Unity as Justices Consider DAPA and DACA

Immigrants Call for Unity as Justices Consider DAPA and DACA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States without documents. The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and grant them […]

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