Immigration Law Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other immigration law practitioners and provides a newsletter to members on both federal and State immigration laws. It also provides annual CLE programming on immigration law.

Siskind Susser P.C.
2300 21st. Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
535 Chestnut Street, Suite 160
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

Judge Rules Immigration Move Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled yesterday that President Barack Obama's move to halt deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants violates the Constitution — but it's not clear that the ruling will have any immediate impact. Pittsburgh-based U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab, a George W. Bush appointee, became the first judge to rule on the legality of Obama's executive overhaul of immigration rules when he issued his unusual opinion in a criminal case. The Justice Department shot back that the judge was "flatly wrong" and his ruling wouldn't halt the implementation of Obama's immigration policies. WCYB has more.

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DOJ Responds to Immigration Challenge

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is urging dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, the Associated Press reports. The suit, brought by Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, argues that the program will serve as a magnet for illegal entries into the United States and will place additional burdens on his law enforcement resources. Responding to the lawsuit, DOJ argues that Arpaio does not show how he will suffer any injury from the program, making his claims purely speculative. In addition to Arpaio’s suit, 24 states have joined together to challenge the program on two fronts: that Obama violated constitutional limits on presidential power and that his action will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis along the southern border. WRCB-TV has the AP story.

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