Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Supreme Court declined the administration’s request to speed up review of DACA

Yesterday the Supreme Court declined for now a Department of Justice request to consider by the end of the month whether to take up a case concerning the Trump administration’s decision to phase out DACA. The order is a setback, for now, for the Trump administration, which has been frustrated by lower courts that have […]

Supreme Court to decide if administration can add citizenship question to the 2020 census

The U.S. Supreme Court hears its highest profile case of the term Tuesday — a battle over the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form that goes to every U.S. household. A total of 18 states, several of the nation’s largest cities, and immigrant rights groups say the question would […]

Second judge blocks the Trump administration’s citizenship question on census

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked the Trump administration’s move to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census, calling the proposal “arbitrary and capricious” and saying it would harm the state of California and be “contrary to the Constitution.” In a ruling released yesterday, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said that Commerce […]

Supreme Court refuses to take up DACA, leaving policy in place

The Supreme Court once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children in place for at least the next several months. “The justices’ refusal to act on the government’s pending appeals in the DACA litigation means, among […]

Federal Judge rules adding citizenship question to Census is unlawful

A federal judge in New York has struck down the Trump administration’s proposal to reintroduce a citizenship question into the 2020 census. The ruling effectively puts a freeze on a deeply contentious move that critics said would discourage non-citizens from participating in the Census. Judge Jesse Furman said earlier today that the proposal is “unlawful,” writing […]

Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to act on DACA

The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to take up the legal battle over the future of DACA quickly, asking the justices to consider the issue even before a federal appeals court has ruled on the program’s legality. If the justices don’t act soon, the Justice Department said, it will probably be too […]

The fate of millions of immigrants is in the hands of a now conservative Supreme Court

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh settles in for his first week on the Supreme Court, he will inherit cases that will determine the short-term fate of more than 1 million immigrants and possibly change the course of the nation’s immigration system for decades. From his perch at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

Most Latinos believe Kavanaugh should withdraw from nomination

The country’s eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh and after four weeks of follow-up and surveys, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) has released figures demonstrating the growing opposition of Latino voters to the nomination of Kavanaugh. According to NALEO executive director Arturo Vargas, “as the (confirmation) process has continued, an overwhelming […]

Supreme Court delivers another blow to the Trump Administration with Gorsuch’s help

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some “crimes of violence,” holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague. Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the more liberal justices for the first time since joining the court to produce a 5-4 […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can’t bar DREAMers from getting licenses

Arizona’s DREAMers will keep their licenses to drive — at least as long as the DACA exists. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey […]