IMMIGRATION/HIGHER EDUCATION LITIGATION (2004-present)
Direct Challenges to DACA program:
Arpaio v. Obama, 27 F. Supp. 3d 185 (D.D.C. 2014) (striking down AZ sheriff challenge to DACA), aff’d 797 F.3d 11 (D.C. Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S.Ct. 900 (Jan 16, 2016, No. 15-643).
United States v. Juarez-Escobar, 25 F. Supp. 3d 774 (W.D. Pa. 2014) [Memorandum Opinion and Order of Court Re: Applicability of President Obama’s November 20, 2014 Executive Action on Immigration to this Defendant]
Texas v. United States, 86 F. Supp. 3d 591 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 16, 2015) (enjoining DHS from implementing DAPA), emergency stay denied, 2015 WL 1540022 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 7, 2015), aff’d, 787 F.3d 733 (5th Cir. May 26, 2015), preliminary injunction aff’d, 809 F.3d 134 (5th Cir. Nov. 9, 2015), aff’d 136 S. Ct. 2271 (June 23, 2016), pet. for rehearing denied, 137 S. Ct. 285 (Oct. 3, 2016). dismissal order, ECF no. 471(Sept. 8, 2017).
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Justice, 20 F. Supp. 3d 260 (D.D.C. 2014) (Court upholds FOIA Exemption 5 withholding of privileged DACA deliberative memos).
Crane v. Napolitano, 920 F. Supp. 2d 724 (N. D. Tex. 2013) (challenge to DACA dismissed under Civil Service Reform Act (“CSRA”)), aff’d, 783 F.3d 244 (5th Cir. 2015).
Common Cause v. Biden, 909 F. Supp. 2d 9 (D.D.C. 2012) (dismissing Senate debate/filibuster rules, re immigration reform).
Challenges to benefit/status denial re USC children of undocumented parents:
Herrera v. Finan, No. 7:14-cv-02255-BHH (D.S.C. filed June 10, 2014) (SC resident tuition and financial aid case concerning USC children and undocumented parents).
Ruiz v. Robinson, 892 F. Supp. 2d 1321 (S.D. Fla. 2012) (FL resident tuition case concerning USC children and undocumented parents).
A.Z. ex rel. B.Z. v. Higher Educ. Student Assistance Auth., 48 A.3d 1151 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2012) (NJ financial aid case concerning USC children and undocumented parents); consolidated with Cortes v. Higher Educ. Student Assistance Auth., No. A-2142-11-T1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2012).
Consent Decree, Student Advocates for Higher Educ. v. Bd. of Trs. of Cal. State Univ., No. CPF-06-506755 (Cal. Super. Ct. Apr. 19, 2007).
Immigration-related challenges to financial aid/residency, including DACA:
Doe v. Curators of Univ. of Missouri, No. 15BA-CV03499 (Mo. Cir. Ct. filed Oct. 13, 2015).
Doe v. St. Louis Cmty. Coll., No. 15SL-CC03511 (Mo. Cir. Ct. filed Oct. 13, 2015).
Doe v. Metropolitan Cmty. Coll., No. ______________ (Mo. Cir. Ct. filed Oct. 13, 2015).
Mashiri v. Dep’t of Educ., 709 F.3d 1299 (9th Cir. 2013) (Stafford Loan eligibility)
Tobin v. Rea, 291 P.3d 983 (Ariz. 2013) (upholding challenge to Legislative Council's analysis of Prop. 204 [resident tuition bill] and ordering revisions to published analysis)
Hispanic Interest Coal. of Alabama v. Governor of Alabama, 691 F. 3d 1236 (11th Cir. 2012), cert den. Alabama v. U.S., 133 S. Ct. 2022 (2013) (Ala. Code § 31-13-27);
Dismissal Order and Stipulated Permanent Injunction, Hispanic Interest Coal. of Alabama v. Bentley, No. 5:11-cv-2484-SLB (N.D. Ala. Nov. 25, 2013).
Marderosian v. Topinka, No. 1:12-cv-2262 (N.D. Ill. June 19, 2012) (challenge to Illinois in-state tuition law for undocumented students) [withdrawn, re-filed as Ardash Marderosian Trust v. Quinn, No. 1:12-cv-06869, 2013 WL 5405705 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 25, 2013) (challenge to Illinois scholarship law for undocumented student scholarship fund, including scholarship funded by original gift)]
Complaint for Declaratory Relief, Orellana v. State Council of Higher Educ. for Virginia, No. CL13003086-00 (Va. Cir. Ct. Dec. 17, 2013) (seeking to have DACA recipients considered eligible for resident tuition, unopposed motion for nonsuit granted Feb. 12, 2014).
Olvera v. Univ. Sys. of Georgia's Bd. of Regents, 771 S.E.2d 91 (Ga. Ct. App. 2015) (affirming trial court dismissal of action seeking to have DACA recipients considered eligible for resident tuition), affirmed, 782 S.E.2d 4 (Ga. Feb. 1, 2016) (No. S15G1130).
Martinez v. Regents of the Univ. of California, 241 P.3d 855 (Cal. 2010), cert. den. 131 S.Ct. 2961 (June 6, 2011) (upholding CA resident tuition policy for undocumented students).
Arizona v. Maricopa Cnty. Cmty. Coll. Dist. Bd. (“MCCCD”) No. CV-2013-009093 (Ariz. Super. Ct. May 5, 2015) (DACA recipients are “lawfully present” for the purposes of Prop 300 and in-state tuition rates), rev’d, 395 P.3d 714 (Ariz. Ct. App., June 21. 2017), appeal filed, CV-17-0215-PR (Ariz. Aug. 21, 2017).
Doe v. Maryland State Bd. of Elections, No. O2-C11-163050 (Md. Cir. Ct. Feb. 17, 2012) (unsuccessful challenge to the state ballot measure “freezing” the 2011 Maryland Dream Act implementation), aff’d on appeal, Doe v. Maryland State Bd. of Elections, 53 A.3d 1111 (Md. 2012).
Immigration Reform Coal. of Texas (IRCOT) v. Texas, 706 F. Supp. 2d 760 (S.D. Tex. 2010) (removed to state court); IRCOT’s Notice of Nonsuit, Immigration Reform Coal. of Texas v. Hegar, No. 2009-79110 (281st Dist. Ct., Harris County, Tex. Dec. 10, 2015) (dismissing original suit); re-filed as Lone Star Coll. Sys. v. Immigration Reform Coal. of Texas (IRCOT), 418 S.W.3d 263 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013) (standing and procedural issues). Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas (IRCOT), No. 14-0031 (Tex. Oct. 24, 2014) (Supreme Court of Texas denied petition for review; Motion to Re-Urge Intervention and Motion to File Brief dismissed as moot).
Philips v. Bd. of Trustees of Montgomery Coll., No. C-342882 (Md. Cir. Ct. Aug. 16, 2011) (dismissing challenge to Montgomery College tuition policy for undocumented in-district residents).
Mannschreck v. Clare, No. Ci 10-8 (Neb. Dist. Ct. Dec. 17, 2010) (striking down challenge to Nebraska residency statute).
Dominguez v. Texas, No. 5:07-cv-00549 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 6, 2008) (settlement agreement with notice of withdrawal regarding TX veterans college benefit).
Day v. Sebelius, 376 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (D. Kansas, 2005); Day v. Bond, 500 F. 3d 1127 (10th Cir. 2007) (dismissing challenge to Kansas state residency requirement).
Equal Access Education v. Merten, 325 F. Supp. 2d 655 (2004) (state need not enact state law to offer resident tuition for undocumented students).
DACA challenges to drivers’ license policies:
Arizona Dream Act Coal. v. Brewer, 757 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2014), aff’d on remand, 81 F.Supp.3d 795 (D. Ariz. 2015), opinion amended and superseded on denial of rehearing en banc, 855 F.3d 957 (9th Cir. 2017), petition for cert. filed, 2017 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 1178 (U.S. Mar. 29, 2017) (No. 16-1180) (Arizona drivers’ license ban in Arizona; defendants permanently enjoined from enforcing any policy or practice by which the Arizona Department of Transportation refuses to accept Employment Authorization Documents, issued under DACA, as proof that the document holders are authorized under federal law to be present in the United States for purposes of obtaining a driver's license or state identification card).
One Michigan v. Johnson, No. 2:12-cv-15551 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 19, 2012) (challenge to Michigan policy of denying driver's licenses to DACA recipients (dismissed after Michigan reversed policy).
Hernandez v. Heineman, No. CI-13-2124 (Neb. Dist. Ct. June 10, 2013) (challenge to Nebraska policy of denying driver's licenses to DACA recipients), remanded to district court, No. 4:14-CV-3178, 2014 WL 7331928 (D. Neb. Dec. 19, 2014).
Occupational Licensing/Bar admissions, DACA or undocumented:
In re Sergio Garcia on Admission, 315 P.3d 117 (Cal. 2014) (recognizing CA statute to admit undocumented applicant to CA bar).
In re Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners, 134 So. 3d 432 (Fla. 2014) (not admitting DACA applicant to FL bar).
In re Vargas, 10 N.Y.S. 3d. 579 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015).
Juarez v. Nw. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 69 F.Supp.3d 364 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2014), appeal withdrawn, No. 15-790 (2d Cir. June 4, 2015) (allegations of refusal to recognize EAD for hiring sufficient to state § 1981 claim).
Rodriguez v. Proctor & Gamble Co., No. 17-cv-22652 (S.D. Fla., filed July 17, 2017) (proposed class action alleging P&G categorically denies job applicants with DACA employment with the company).
Challenges to End of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
Batalla Vidal v. Baran, No. 16-cv-04756 (E.D. N.Y., filed Aug. 25, 2016).
Torres v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., No. 17-cv-1840 (S.D. Cal Sept. 29, 2017) (order granting preliminary injunction).
New York v. Trump, No. 17-cv-05228 (E.D. N.Y., filed Sept. 6, 2017).
Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., No. 17-cv-05211 (N.D. Cal., filed Sept. 8, 2017).
California v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., No. 17-cv-05235 (N.D. Cal., filed Sept. 11, 2017).
San Jose v. Trump, No. 17-cv-05329 (N.D. Cal, filed Sept. 14, 2017).
Garcia v. United States, No. 17-cv-05380 (N.D. Cal., filed Sept. 18, 2017).
Nat’l Assoc. for the Advancement of Colored People v. Trump, No. 17-cv-01907 (D.D.C. filed Sept. 18, 2017).
Effective 10/2017, and will be periodically updated