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Implementation Of DACA Expansion And New DAPA Program Delayed

Even before the President’s executive actions on immigration have been implemented, there is a new development. On Monday, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the new...more

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Block Executive Action on Immigration While Related Regulations Proceed

Executive Action on Immigration Halted - On February 16, 2015, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ordered a temporary injunction to halt key portions of President...more

Texas and 17 States Sue Over the President’s Executive Action on Immigration

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, the attorneys general and governors of 17 states filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging...more

Religious Institutions Update - July 2013

Have you ever wondered how the United States Constitution came to incorporate "free exercise of religion" in the First Amendment? James Madison wrote the initial draft of the Bill of Rights. He and other Federalists initially...more

How Will the Arizona Immigration Law Affect Education Law?

On April 25, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration law. The Court’s decision on the Arizona law will have broad implications on schools across the...more

Two Distinct State Citizens For Purposes Of Diversity Of Citizenship

In any State of the Union, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there are now two distinct state citizens. The first is recognized at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the...more

Preliminary Injunction Granted for Parts of New Indiana Immigration Law

As predicted in our prior Legal Alert on this topic on May 13, 2011, Indiana’s recently enacted immigration law has been challenged in court. On June 24, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana...more

Is a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status Relevant In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The United States District Court recently issued an interesting decision in an Illinois personal injury case. In Zuniga v. Morris Material Handling, Inc., 2011 WL 663136 (N.D.N.Y 2011), the plaintiff was injured while...more

Immigration Alert: Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against the Most Controversial Sections of Arizona Immigration Law

In April 2010, the Arizona State Legislature passed and Governor Janice K. Brewer signed into law Arizona Senate Bill 1070 in an effort to deal with illegal immigration, escalating drug and human trafficking, and other public...more

Does Farmers Branch Have Their Spending Priorities Straight?

The Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch has been in the news for a couple of years now because of its efforts to run undocumented immigrants out of the city. The city leaders have attempted to do this by passing ordinances making...more

Civil Rights Lawyers Fighting Discrimination Against Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans in California Are Needed More Than...

Civil rights lawyers are seeing an increase in discrimination toward Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans due in part to the shortage of available jobs in this economic downturn. This article seeks to examine this...more

Asian Law Caucus & Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States Department of Homeland Security

Complaint For Injunctive Relief For Violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and EFF have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for denying access to public records on the questioning and searches of travelers at U.S. borders. The suit responds...more

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