Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.
Our immigrant communities have rightfully earned dignity and respect through years of hard labor without any relief. Miami is a cosmopolitan city. The immigrants that make up the spine of this multicultural metropolis will not tolerate hateful rhetoric that characterizes us as rapists, killers and thieves.
The process took six years, three changes in visa status, and living in a medically under-served region to receive permanent residency.
The top issue of the 2016 Republican primary hasn't been taxes and spending, income inequality, or even the economy; it's been immigration. Google search data, which reflects a snapshot of actual voter behavior, shows that immigration has been the top campaign issue for 57 of the past 72 weeks going back to December 2014.
Under Mayor de Blasio's administration, the City has undertaken initiatives to eliminate inequities against immigrant New Yorkers by enhancing their economic, civic and social integration into the broader community and facilitating their access to justice.
I looked at my patient, who struggled to walk three feet to the bathroom, holding onto the garbage can and the sink to reach the toilet without sliding to the floor. Doctors don't typically see their patients' hospital bills, but Mr. Santo's six-day stay likely cost our hospital over $12,000. As a monthly stint, this adds to over $100,000 per year.
Applying to be a citizen is very challenging - perhaps as it should be. But surveys of LPRs reveal many myths and fears. It is no wonder many have waited decades.
When I left the court I was more confident than ever that -- even with the court not at full strength -- this was going to be a lopsided victory for the United States and the president.
A ruling against DAPA and expanded DACA will not only affect immigrant families, but all families, and it'll send a message of hate to U.S. citizen children whose parents are vulnerable to deportation.
The case can only be understood in the context of politics, not law. It is part of a strategy of obstruction against Obama on one of the right's signal issues. That Texas is the lead litigant is unsurprising.
Centro Legal was present at the U.S. Supreme Court during today's oral arguments to bear witness as we continue to cultivate, in the courts and in the community, the many paths towards the liberation of our immigrant brothers and sisters.
Once again, immigration policy has taken a front seat in our nation's policy debates. The focus of much misleading and even hateful campaign rhetoric, the fight over changes in immigration policy proposed by President Obama has now landed in the US Supreme Court for oral argument.
Knowing my family members won't get torn from me because of policies like DAPA is motivation to ensure that others can have what I believe is truly the American dream: living safe, healthy, and happy in the country that you love and call home.
These actions will keep families together instead of tearing them apart. The Supreme Court should clearly see that that the arguments against these actions are politically motivated and are not backed by legal standing.
I understand the need to protect our borders. But the stark difference between our policy in Cuba and our policy everywhere else forces me to believe that our policy is driven by old-school politics, inertia, or a simple inability to adapt to a new reality.
The American Immigration Council (AIC) reports that immigrants are less likely than American-born individuals to be in prison.