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Judge Rejects Texas Refugee Immigration Lawsuit

February 11th, 2016 by Simply Justice

A federal judge has thrown out a Texas refugee immigration lawsuit designed to keep refugees from the Syrian civil war from emigrating to the state. U.S. District Judge David Godbey ruled that the Texas refugee immigration lawsuit was not valid. He stated that the U.S. Constitution grants the power over immigration to the federal government, […]

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TX Solicitor General Prepares For SCOTUS Immigration Lawsuit

February 4th, 2016 by Simply Justice

In an interview with the Texas Tribune web site, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller revealed the reasons why the state is pursuing its immigration lawsuit against President Barack Obama all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The interview also featured Texas First Assistant Attorney General Chip Roy, who will be also be participating in […]

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SCOTUS Will Hear States’ Immigration Lawsuit

January 26th, 2016 by Simply Justice

The Supreme Court announced that it would hear the immigration lawsuit that 26 state attorneys general have filed against President Barack Obama regarding his executive orders from 2014. The immigration lawsuit, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claims that the president exceeded his constitutional authority by issuing executive orders regarding the immigration status of […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Alleging Inhumane Conditions Goes Forward

January 19th, 2016 by Simply Justice

A federal judge ruled that an immigration lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security could go forward as a class action suit. The immigration lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, a division of DHS, detained undocumented immigrants in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. The class-action status will allow immigration attorneys more time […]

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Immigration Attorney: Thousands of Children Deported Without Due Process

January 13th, 2016 by Simply Justice

A federal report recently showed that as many as 7,000 children from Central America have been deported without a court hearing or an immigration attorney. An immigration advocacy group claims that the high number of deportations stems from issues with the immigration courts. Many of the deportation orders are issued when children fail to appear […]

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Texas AG Urges SCOTUS Not To Hear Obama Immigration Lawsuit Appeal

January 5th, 2016 by Simply Justice

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal on the immigration lawsuit the state filed last year. The immigration lawsuit seeks to block two executive orders issued by President Barack Obama last year. These executive orders would have allowed immigration officials to defer deportation proceedings […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Settlement Lets Deported Mexicans Return to U.S.

December 29th, 2015 by Simply Justice

An immigration lawsuit settlement will allow almost 100 deported Mexicans to return to the U.S. The immigration lawsuit settlement stems from a class-action suit alleging that immigration officials failed to inform undocumented immigrants of their rights. The terms of the settlement will allow nearly 100 Mexicans who had previously resided in the U.S. to return […]

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Man Files Immigration Lawsuit To Bring His Wife Into U.S.

December 17th, 2015 by Simply Justice

A Nevada man has filed an immigration lawsuit to overturn the denial of his wife’s 1994 visa application. Jose Isabel Esparza, 69, is pursuing the immigration lawsuit to find out why the visa application filed by his wife, Maria, now 65, was denied. The suit claims that immigration officials misapplied the law when they cited […]

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Texas Seeks To License Immigration Detention Centers As Child Care Facilities

December 17th, 2015 by Simply Justice

Officials with the Texas Department of Family Services are considering granting child care licenses to immigration detention centers that hold young children. The immigration detention centers, known as “family residential centers” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), currently hold dozens of families seeking asylum in the U.S. The move to grant these facilities licenses […]

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Texas Immigration Lawsuit Seeks To Block Syrian Refugees

December 3rd, 2015 by Simply Justice

A Texas immigration lawsuit filed this week seeks to prevent six Syrian refugees from finding new homes in Dallas. The Texas immigration lawsuit names both the federal government and an international nonprofit as defendants. The suit claims that terrorists could be posing as refugees and that bringing in families who have been fleeing from the […]

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