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Trump May Let DACA Die by Declining to Defend It in Court

Trump May Let DACA Die by Declining to Defend It in Court

by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY President Donald Trump may keep his campaign promise to rescind DACA — President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program — by allowing a lawsuit by Texas and ten other states to go undefended, according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The Washington Post reports that Kelly — who personally supports the program — met with the […]

Brief Filed Defending State Authority Over Non-Citizens

Brief Filed Defending State Authority Over Non-Citizens

On Monday, May 1, 2017, we filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to support of former Governor Janice Brewer of Arizona, defending Arizona’s right to refuse to issue drivers licenses to beneficiaries of the DACA. We discuss that brief below, but first, wanted to celebrate the filing of … Brewer v. Arizona […]

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo Oxnard, CA National Public Radio station KCRW of Santa Monica, California presented a forum on undocumented immigrants at Oxnard College on January 25, 2017. The forum entailed, Undocumented Under Trump was attended by about a hundred people and was broadcast live. Event Video by Dan Pinedo Award-winning public radio host and host […]

Senator: GOP-led Congress is betraying voters, funding Obama’s entire immigration agenda

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued the following statement warning that the omnibus funding bill would, among other things, fund Sanctuary Cities, the President’s refugee expansion, and quadruple a controversial foreign worker program replacing Americans – all during a time of increasing concerns about […]

Obama’s Executive Action: The nuts and bolts of carrying it out

Obama’s Executive Action: The nuts and bolts of carrying it out

By Sheryl Hamlin On November 20, 2014, President Obama gave an anticipated speech on immigration. He gave the speech and signed the immigration executive action in Nevada. The speech itself outlined conceptually what the President was proposing. The Department of Homeland Security provides an in depth view of the ten (10) areas of change to […]

Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama’s First Executive Action on Immigration

Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama’s First Executive Action on Immigration

by John Sexton President Obama’s executive actions on immigration did not begin with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in mid-2012. It began in 2011 with his announcement of “prosecutorial discretion” on deportations. A few months later the border patrol noted the first uptick in unaccompanied children at the border. There has been an ongoing […]

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