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Harris County Legal Issues Blog

Federal Judge Reinstates DACA – At Least Temporarily

A federal judge ruled that protections provided to undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy must remain in place and the government must resume accepting new applications. Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia said the Trump administration’s reasoning for terminating the program was based

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Who gives voice to separated immigrant infants?

If you are unsure of what’s going on with the reunion of immigrant children separated from their parents, you are not alone. Despite a court’s order to reunite thousands of families by July 26, government officials offer only vague ideas of how they intend to comply. Even as those reunion expectations hang in the balance, civil rights

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Immigrant Workers Can Fight Deplorable Work Conditions

A U.S. District Court ruled last week that the owners of a French Bakery in Beverly Hills and Torrance, California, must pay more than $15 million in damages for exploiting 11 Filipino workers. The case is an important reminder that protections provided by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) allow immigrant workers who are victims

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