Supreme Court’s Split Decision on DAPA, Extended DACA Lawsuit Fails to Protect Millions of Undocumented Parents, Youth


The U.S. Supreme Court issued a disappointing 4-4 decision in a lawsuit that challenges President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration relief programs for undocumented parents and undocumented youth. With a split decision, an extension to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents remain blocked.

DAPA, a relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen or legal resident children, and DACA II, an extension to Obama’s 2012 protection for DREAMers, would have protected at least 5 million people from deportation and would have allowed them to work. 

In February 2015 a coalition of 26 states, including Arizona and led by Texas, sued the Obama administration, accusing the president of abusing his power by ignoring Congress in an administrative process to change immigration rules, according to an article by The New York Times. The White House has argued that presidents in both political parties have used similar executive actions and applied them to the country’s immigration laws, The New York Times reports. 

Federal District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of DAPA and extended DACA.…

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Betts and Bernal only TUSD candidates to oppose SB1070-enforcing cops in schools

TUSD is going to spend over $2.2 million not on educating students in magnet schools but by paying the salaries of Tucson Police officers who will be placed in the mostly-Latino schools full-time. The TPD chief has said repeatedly that his officers MUST obey the state law, which includes enforcing SB1070 on children.

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Wednesday 8/6/2014: Action for immigration activist arrested in Tucson

U.S. Pursues Charges Against Activists Who Spoke Out Against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Abuse

Three Arrested at Nogales Port of Entry Demand Charges be Dropped, Accountability

What: initial appearance, press conference for activists charged by Customs and Border Protection
When: Wednesday, August 6; hearing at 9am, press conference at 12pm
Where: DeConcini Federal Courthouse, 405 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ

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John Huppenthal’s own “I’m not a racist, but…” rant

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It’s a popular meme by now and we all know what is going happen whenever a white man begins his sentence with “I’m not a racist, but…”

Arizona’s Own Espresso Pundit has decided to search his own blog comments for posts by the infamous “Falcon9” who we all now know as our state superintendent John Huppenthal. He has a whole gem of pendejadas by our top school chief compiled into a PDF, so I thought it would be interesting to do a search of it for the word “racist.”

The following dialog actually took place featuring John Huppenthal, ardent supporter of Russell Pearce and the person who ran for state supe with a campaign message promising to “Stop La Raza.” Read more on John Huppenthal’s own “I’m not a racist, but…” rant…

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Arizona Senate passes bill to ban “illegal feces” from undocumented migrants

The great state of Arizona has a bill in the works to ban sewage access to undocumented human beings living here.

sewageState Senator Frank Gabacho took to the Senate Floor and said “Mexicans are coming here illegally and literally shitting all over our country. And now we have to use our precious water to dispose of their illegal feces?”

The new bill would require each household that is connected to the public sewage system to first get a license before the local municipality allows any waste to be discharged from the house.

“We’ve already got enough problems here in the desert and we don’t need to deal with anymore crap from these illegals. They should deal with their own crap. This bill is also meant to make life so miserable that these wetbacks will self-deport back to Mexico,” Sen. Gabacho added.

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