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DACA, DAPA Lawsuit Judge Decides Against Contempt Charges on Obama Administration

President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration executive actions, which expanded his deferred action programs, are still questioned by courts, and his administration narrowly missed contempt charges for helping undocumented immigrants.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Requests Absence From DACA, DAPA Lawsuit Court Hearing

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has asked to be excused from an immigration court hearing. Ahead of the Aug. 19 court hearing, a motion was filed on his behalf as Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas' Brownsville Division ordered his appearance and explain why he should not be in contempt of court.
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Fifth Circuit Court's DACA, DAPA Hearing Attracts Immigrant Rights Leaders, Protesters

Immigrant rights advocates are set to make their presence known in New Orleans as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court hears arguments on President Barack Obama's deferred action programs' legality.
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Immigrant Rights Advocates to Confront ICE During DAPA Court Hearing

Immigrant rights advocates announced they will protest in support of a deferred action program while outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs 'Comprehensive' Border Security Legislation, More Border Troopers Coming

From the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Regional Headquarters in Houston, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a "comprehensive" border security legislation, which will include the hires of 250 additional border troops.
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'We Will Fight and Defend' DACA, DAPA, Says DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

"I believe we will prevail," said U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about implementing the deferred action programs temporarily blocked due to a court order.
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'Don't Give Up,' Says Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Blasts Texas GOP Leaders for DACA, DAPA Lawsuit

Texas has received more attention during the immigration reform debate. The Lone Star State encountered an influx of undocumented immigrant minors last summer, and its current governor and attorney general has been leading the efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s deferred action programs. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, during an address on the House of Representatives floor on June 3, made Texas his focus.
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Justice Department Will Not Issue Appeal to Supreme Court After DACA, DAPA Setback by Appeals Court

Following a setback by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to not lift a temporary injunction on President Barack Obama's 2014 immigration executive actions, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will not execute an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
DREAMers Allowed to Pay In-State Tuition, Arizona Judge Rules

Immigrant Rights Advocates Disappointed But Not Deterred by Appeals Court's DACA, DAPA Ruling

Despite the legal setback in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, immigrant rights advocates have remained confident that millions of undocumented immigrants will soon apply for deferred action.
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus React to Fifth Circuit Court's 'Huge Blow' on Latino Community

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice encountered a setback in lifting the temporary injunction on his immigration executive actions, and Latino congressional lawmakers are disappointed with the "huge blow" delivered to the Latino community.
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DAPA Deferred Action Program Creates Over 20,000 Jobs, Increases GDP By Billions: Report

The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, created by President Barack Obama's immigration executive action in November 2014, could provide more than 20,000 new jobs, per year for the next decade.
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Latinos, Immigrant Rights Advocates Observe DAPA’s Original Implementation Date with Protests, Rallies

Six months after President Barack Obama announced his latest immigration executive action, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program's future remains unknown. To commemorate what would have been DAPA’s implementation date, Latino and immigrant rights are hosting events and rallies for the deferred action program that could result in a GDP increase of $164 billion by 2025.
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Civic Engagement Group Protests Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Not Meeting Immigrant Families

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been criticized by a Texas-based civic engagement organization for his inaction on immigration and immigrant families.
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Immigration Executive Action Lawsuit Decision Date Unknown; Fate Rests on 3 Judges

The fate of President Barack Obama's deferred action executive actions rests with three judges, appointed by three different presidential administrations.
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New Figures: All U.S. Undocumented Immigrants Could Contribute $2.2 Billion in Taxes Per Year

The 11.4 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. provide billions of dollars for local, state and federal taxes, based on a new study. According to a non-profit organization, tax contributions by undocumented immigrants would increase if immigration reform policies were approved.
DREAMers Allowed to Pay In-State Tuition, Arizona Judge Rules

Immigrant Rights Advocates to Rally at DACA, DAPA Fifth Circuit Court Hearing

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's Nov. 20, 2014, immigration executive actions, and pro-immigration groups are set to make their voices heard.
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