Monday, May 23, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants, Claims Judiciary Has a Limited Role to Play

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Georgia man who has lived in the U.S. for decades and faces deportation after he checked the wrong box in the driver’s license application. The ruling makes it more difficult for non-citizens facing deportation to get a federal court to review factual determinations made […]

U.S Supreme Court Leans Towards Upholding “Remain in Mexico” Order

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held a hearing for the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to be heard in court. Some of the Supreme Court’s conservative Justices sided with the Texas lawmakers as well […]

Biden Nominates the First Black Woman to the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Today, President Biden is anticipated to announce that he will be nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Brown Jackson will become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She would also be the […]

Supreme Court to Hear Biden’s Appeal of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the Biden Administration’s appeal of lower court decisions, which has prevented the government from ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy approved under former President Trump. The policy instructs asylum seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border to remain in Mexico as they wait for their case […]

Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico”, arguing that the policy had been dormant for more than a year and that abruptly reinstating it […]

Federal Judge Declares DACA Program Illegal but Stops Only New Applications

On Friday a Texas federal judge declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, stated that the Obama administration failed to follow federal administrative ruled in launching DACA in 2012. However, he put the effect of most of his ruling on hold while the […]

Supreme Court Upheld Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ in Arizona Voting Laws Ruling

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld the 2016 laws, 6-3, that experts say makes it harder for people of color to challenge voting laws. Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), said that the ruling makes clear that the Supreme Court is “woefully disconnected from social […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants with Temporary Status

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are not eligible to apply for a green card. Justice Elena Kagan wrote that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country undocumented and have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from becoming permanent residents. The designation […]

Supreme Court blocks Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA

Today the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismantle the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, a reprieve for nearly 650,000 recipients known as DREAMers. The 5 to 4 decision was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and joined by the court’s four liberals. It was the […]

Democrats gear up to fight back against GOP senators on DACA

Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing to use the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program against vulnerable Senate Republicans. The high court is poised to rule any week now on whether President Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices come down on […]