DREAM Act/DACA

Media coverage of Chicago woman suing government over DACA denial

May 25, 2016

Ireri Unzueta Carrasco was denied renewed DACA because she participated in peaceful civil disobedience actions as part of the national movement to win relief for undocumented students and stop deportations. NIJC is representing Ireri in her suit against the government, challenging their claim that her civil disobedience makes her a "threat to public safety."

Chicago Woman Challenges Immigration Authorities on Labeling Her a “Public Safety Concern” Over Participation in Peaceful Civil Disobedience

May 25, 2016
Civil disobedience that prompted relief program should not be grounds for denial
 
A young Chicago woman who came to the United States when she was six years old is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S.

La Corte Suprema Escuchara Argumentos Legales Sobre Las Acciones Ejecutivas del Presidente Obama

January 19, 2016

English

Declaración por Mary Meg McCarthy, Directora Ejecutiva, Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance

DAPA and DACA+ Finally Get a Fair Hearing

January 19, 2016
español

Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Argument on Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

One Year Later: Immigrants' Hopes of Keeping Families Together Tied to U.S. Supreme Court Review

November 20, 2015
Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
 
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes today’s announcement that the Obama Administration has formally

Reckless Fifth Circuit Decision Goes Beyond Even Judge Hanen’s Injunction

November 10, 2015
Sad Day For the American Justice System
 
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision to uphold a nationwide injunction of the Obama administration’s expansion of immigration deferred action not only leaves thousands of American families in limbo, but recklessly reaches beyond the scope of the legal questions the case was intended to address.
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Navigating Advance Parole: A DACA Guide to Seeing the World and Reconnecting with Your Roots

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