Supreme Court Decision: #Immigration Update

#Immigration #News The Supreme Court on Thursday vacated lower courts’ decision to denaturalize a U.S. citizen because she made a false statement to an immigration official.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the 9-0 opinion in Maslenjak v. United States, which said that “the law required a tighter connection between the lie and the procurement of citizenship.”  

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#Immigration Update

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a Hawaii court’s nationwide preliminary injunction that blocked the revised travel ban’s 90-day halt on nationals from the six designated Muslim-majority nations and a 120-day suspension of the refugee program.  And now the fight goes to the Supreme Court.  Click below to read more…

In The Papers: NYTimes A Judge’s Assault on Immigration

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President Obama in Oval Office Photo Credit: White House

District Court ruling on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans & Lawful Permanent Residents & Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. A Preliminary Injuction was issued delaying the February 18th start to the programs that would give 4 million immigrants, parents of American citizens, work permits and three-year deferred deportation DAPA and also expand the original DACA program.

The Department of Justice will appeal the injunction. Keep in mind the Court’s order does not in any way affect existing DACA. You may still request the initial grant of DACA or renewal pursuant to original guidelines.

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