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The Impact of Mathis v. United States

July 13, 2016|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In the wake of our disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision regarding DAPA and the extension of DACA, the Court issued another, much more favorable opinion. In Mathis v. United States, decided on June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court grappled with the categorical approach as it applies to the...

DACA Recipients Sue Georgia Officials Seeking In-State Tuition

April 28, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

On April 26, 2016, ten students in Georgia filed a lawsuit seeking in-state tuition rates based on their status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Georgia’s university system requires those seeking in-state tuition rates to demonstrate “lawful presence” in the...

Potential Outcomes After Supreme Court Oral Argument on DAPA: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

April 19, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

What’s at Stake? On Monday, April 18, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, the case which will decide whether the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and the expansions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ...

DAPA and Expanded DACA Finally Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

November 11, 2015|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

On November 9, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Obama’s executive action from November of 2014 which included the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will remain blocked.  The...

What’s Happening With DAPA?

October 27, 2015|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

In November of 2014, President Obama announced executive actions on immigration to great fanfare.  Nearly a year later, some of the most high profile of those actions, including Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), have yet to be implemented.  DAPA would allow a grant of deferred...

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Stay in DAPA/Expanded DACA Litigation

May 26, 2015|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In breaking news on Tuesday, May 26, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Obama administration’s request to lift the current injunction on the president’s executive actions on immigration. If the Court of Appeals had granted the Obama administration’s request for an emergency stay,...

Traveling with Advance Parole

April 30, 2015|Contributed by: Manuel Ceballos

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is a program that provides an opportunity for certain undocumented youth who entered the United States as children to obtain temporary permission to remain in the United States. Applicants whose DACA applications are approved are granted work...

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds DACA

April 7, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Partner The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to the 2012 version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by the State of Mississippi and individual Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In an April 7, 2015, opinion...

ICE Will Continue Implementing Secretary Johnson’s Enforcement Priorities Memo

February 27, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Jennaweh Hondrogiannis, Associate Attorney In the days following Judge Hanen’s decision to temporarily enjoin implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAPA), there have...

Obama Administration to Seek Emergency Order to Let DAPA and Expanded DACA Proceed While Litigation Pending

February 20, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Koby Polaski, Senior Attorney, Edwards Office After rumors that President would not seek an emergency order staying a judge’s ruling halting the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs, the White House...

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