AILA provides a series of 12 charts comparing President Biden’s accomplishments 100 days after entering office with the comprehensive recommendations AILA presented to the president.View All
AILALink puts an entire immigration law library at your fingertips! Search the AILALink database for all your practice needs—statutes, regs, case law, agency guidance, publications, and more.
AILA Doc. No. 16100304 | Dated October 3, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision denying the Department of Justice’s request for rehearing in United States v. Texas when a ninth Supreme Court justice is confirmed. Back in June, when an equally divided court issued its 4-4 decision, it let stand the temporary injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas, barring implementation of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiatives.
AILA President William A. Stock noted, “By refusing to rehear the case when nine justices are in place, the Supreme Court has once again allowed state governments to block federal policy initiatives with which they disagree. While this decision continues the harm caused to millions of American children and their families by Judge Hanen’s injunction, its effect on future federal-state relations may be what is most pernicious. As a result of the decisions in this case so far, future presidents of both parties may find their actions in a host of policy areas blocked by governors of the opposing party. However, this case is far from over. Once a more complete record of the merits of Texas’ claims is created, we are confident that when the case is once again back on the Supreme Court docket, the Court will show appropriate deference to the executive branch and not legislate from the bench by enjoining this program permanently.”
Benjamin Johnson, AILA’s Executive Director, commented, “With this second ‘non-decision’ in United States v. Texas, the Court has again kicked the can back down the road to the federal district court in Texas. Meanwhile, the long wait continues for the millions of families and thousands of communities and businesses around the country that have been seeking relief from the dysfunction and injustice caused by our outdated and inhumane immigration laws. Congress failed to act. The President tried to act. And instead of breaking the log-jam, the Supreme Court joined those who want take a pass on immigration. The most important political question of this decade may be ‘Who is willing to lead on the issue of immigration?’ America deserves an answer.”
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 16100304.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Copyright © 1993-2021
American Immigration Lawyers Association.
AILA.org should not be relied upon as the exclusive source for your legal research. Nothing on AILA.org constitutes legal advice, and information on AILA.org is not a substitute for independent legal advice based on a thorough review and analysis of the facts of each individual case, and independent research based on statutory and regulatory authorities, case law, policy guidance, and for procedural issues, federal government websites.