Texas’s DACA Challenge Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown

Texas’s DACA Challenge Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown

In an interview with Bloomberg, I discuss the concern that Texas’s recent DACA challenge could force the issue into the Supreme Court.

Should U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen decide in favor of Texas, he would be in conflict with other U.S. District Judges on the same matter. This could well mean that the issue would be mediated by the U.S. Supreme Court:

““If this judge issues an injunction in Texas’s favor, that definitely gives Trump political cover to say his hands are tied, that he’d like to be compassionate, but a judge made him end DACA,” Yale-Loehr, who has written a 21-volume treatise on immigration law, said in a phone interview. “Then the Justice Department can go back to the Supreme Court and ask them to take up the case now” rather than wait until the other judges’ decisions wind their way up through appellate courts, he said.”

While some feel this would be the end of  DACA, the outcome could still be uncertain:

…”no one can predict with certainty how the recently reconstituted high court will view immigration policies implemented by a president without congressional approval, which is the complaint that both Texas and the Trump administration have lodged against the Obama initiatives. ( – Bloomber Politics)”

Click on the link below to read the full article:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-02/texas-s-daca-challenge-sets-up-supreme-court-dreamer-showdown

 

After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation

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I was quoted in USA Today in an article covering a recent deportation case. More and more under the Trump administration we are seeing undocumented immigrants being deported solely on the basis of having illegal status. Under the Obama administration, deportation efforts were focused on those who committed crimes. However, it is relatively easy for immigration authorities to focus on people who have been through the process before because they can be deported expeditiously without a hearing.

Read the full article here

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

I spoke with Priscilla Alvarez about DACA students being deported for leaving United States. Although Trump has not immediately axed the DACA program as he pledged, DACA recipients are still at risk of being deported. Without advanced permission, known as advance parole, leaving the country is effectively abandoned DACA status. If DACA holders return, they are returning illegally and can be subject to deportation proceedings.

Visit The Atlantic to read the full analysis of the Trump administration’s actions related to the DACA program.