Federal Litigation

Arizona SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court: What it means for the Midwest

DePaul University College of Law Lewis Building Room 241 25 East Jackson Street Chicago, IL

This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States regarding the constitutionality of Arizona SB 1070, the notorious “papers please” immigration law that allows local police officers to arrest and question residents simply for “looking” undocumented. The Court's ruling could determine whether states have the right to pass their own immigration laws and in what circumstances state laws may trump federal immigration provisions. The Supreme Court's decision will have ramifications for communities across the United States. 

Media coverage of preliminary injunction delaying executive action on immigration

February 17, 2015

On February 16, 2015, a Texas judge ruled to delay implementation of deferred action programs under President Obama's executive order to reform the immigration system. NIJC and other legal experts and advocates strongly oppose the ruling. Millions who qualify for the programs now must continue to wait to apply for relief from deportation.

Watchdog.org: States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them? (2/19/2015)

Retraso del Alivio Contra la Deportación Prolonga el Sufrimiento de Familias Americanas e Inmigrantes, Pospone Prosperidad Económica

February 17, 2015

English

NIJC Rechaza la Decisión de la Corte en Texas, Apoyara la Apelación del Gobierno Federal

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

Delay of Deportation Relief Programs Prolongs Suffering of American Families and Immigrants, Defers Economic Boon

February 17, 2015

español

NIJC Rejects Texas Court Ruling, Will Support Federal Government’s Appeal and Continue Community Outreach

Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

DUARTE-SALAGOSA V. HOLDER

7th Circuit

Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa v. Holder (7th Circuit, December 30, 2014)

MANION, Easterbook, Manion, and Sykes

Summary:

Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmation of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) application.

Valley Morning Star: U.S. Rep. Vela enters Obama immigration fray

January 7, 2015

Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX) joined NIJC and several other organizations in defending President Obama's executive order on immigration by filing an amicus "friend of the court" brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States. Read the article.

Human Rights Groups Defend President's Executive Action on Immigration

December 30, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. - Immigration, civil rights and labor groups joined the legal effort to defend President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration by filing an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States.

Changing lives in 2014

This year, NIJC's supporters, donors, volunteers, and staff won amazing victories and changed thousands of lives. Thank you for your support. Here are some of the moments we're most proud of in 2014.

U.S. Citizen Sues Department of Homeland Security Following Three and a Half Years in Immigration Detention

October 31, 2014

A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship.

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