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Supreme Court Issues Disappointing Split Decision in United States v. Texas

Today, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).  This means that the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding the preliminary injunction against these initiatives will stand. This ruling does not impact the original DACA program launched in 2012. The decision is a huge disappointment for immigrant families and their defenders. It’s bad for American communities, workers and the economy. We will continue to explore all available legal avenues and will urge the government to do the same. Ultimately, the nation needs a permanent solution to our outdated immigration system, and that must come from Congress.  The fight will continue.

BB&T and Blue Ridge Immigration Law Center present: A Community Forum on the New Deferred Action Programs

The forum will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 between 10-11:30 a.m. at the BB&T located at 250 Neff Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Come learn about the requirements for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under current law and find out how the proposed changes to deferred action may benefit undocumented parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents or “DAPA”). While applications are not being accepted at the moment for these expanded DACA and DAPA programs, it is important to understand the requirements and how to be prepared.

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Media News: ESPN Deportes Los Ángeles Interview with Donusia Lipinski

Media News:  I will be doing a half hour radio interview in Spanish tomorrow, January 28, 2015, at 11:30 EST, with ESPN Deportes Los Ángeles – KWKU – AM 122.    I will be providing up to the minute immigration news regarding the President’s Executive Order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and for the undocumented parents who have children who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.  I hope you can join us.