DAPA, Expanded DACA, and the Courts: What will 2016 Bring?

DAPA, Expanded DACA, and the Courts
What Will 2016 Bring?

Join the National Immigration Law Center on Thursday, December 10, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific timefor a 1.5-hour training (webinar) with optional MCLE credit available. (More information about MCLE credit is provided below.)

The DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) andexpanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) initiatives that President Obama announced on Nov. 20, 2014, were blocked by a federal district court in Texas. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the Texas court’s order, and the U.S. Justice Department has said it will ask the Supreme Court to review the case, which is called Texas v. United States. So what is likely to happen now?

The training will cover these topics:

  • The history of the Texas v. United States case and other litigation related to executive actions that President Obama has taken on immigration policy.
  • Analyses of this executive action–related litigation.
  • Various scenarios for what might happen next in Texas v. United States.
  • How the 2016 election might affect the litigation and implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA.

Nicholas Espíritu focuses on promoting the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation and administrative advocacy. Currently, he is litigating cases challenging state anti-immigrant ordinances and discrimination against recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). His practice also includes litigation focusing on the First Amendment and on detention issues. Previously, he was a national staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where his docket focused on voting rights, immigrants’ rights, and the rights of low-income immigrant workers. Mr. Espíritu previously served as the Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellow at the Equal Justice Society, and a senior researcher at the UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Program. He earned his B.A. from San Jose State University and his J.D., with a concentration in Critical Race Studies, from the UCLA School of Law.

Training materials will be provided prior to the webinar via email.

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1326131240348368386

The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 9, 2015, by 3 p.m. Pacific time.

MCLE credit is available for a nominal fee to participants who are members of the State Bar of California. They are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. (Participants who are not members of the California State Bar should consult with their state bar before registering for this training to verify whether California MCLE credit is transferable.)

The fee for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit is $30 for IOLTA organization staff, $40 for staff from other nonprofit organizations, and $90 for other individuals.

TRAINING DATE:  Thursday, December 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time

CONTACT:  Raquel Chavez, chavez@nilc.org

The National Immigration Law Center is an accredited MCLE provider in California, Provider No. 2858. All trainings are approved for CLE credit in California only. You can find our CLE provider listing on the California Bar website at https://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/cert_detail.aspx?PID=2858&SpecCode=