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Immigration Law


CLDEF has fought for strong enforcement of immigration laws in order to protect our nation from de facto invasions by foreign nations.

Below are some of the Immigration Law matters in which CLDEF has been involved.

Trump v. Hawaii

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President Trump’s efforts to have the Supreme Court support his efforts to protect the nation from potentially dangerous persons has finally reached the Supreme Court. CLDEF has been ther all along the way supporting President Trump in Court — this is the eight brief filed by CLDEF supporting Trump presidential directives.

Link to brief

Steven Fish v. Kris Kobach

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Today an amicus brief was filed, on our behalf, in the Tenth Circuit in support of the right of Kansas to require that persons registering to vote under the National Voter Registration Act of 1994 submit documentary proof of citizenship. The brief supported the position taken by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer

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Today an amicus brief was filed on behalf of CLDEF opposing an effort to force Arizona to issue drivers licenses to persons who Barrack Obama is allowing certain illegal aliens to stay in the country illegally under his Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (“DACA”) program.

United States v. Texas

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Today an amicus brief was filed on behalf of CLDEF in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the challenge filed by Texas and 25 other states to the Obama Administration’s DAPA amnesty program.  (An earlier amisuc brief was filed in support of Texas in this case in the Fifth Circuit, where Texas prevailed.)  The brief explains why the Executive Branch had no authority (through DAPA or otherwise) to grant unilaterally “lawful presence” to approximately 4 million illegal aliens.  It also explains that such unilateral Executive Action violates the federal separation of powers.  Lastly, it explains why the sovereign States have the right to seek federal judicial review of such unlawful and unconstitutional executive actions as they constitute a constitutional “controversy” that must be decided by federal courts in accordance with Article III, Section 2, and that the traditional rules of standing do not apply.

Louisiana v. Bryson
(opposing counting illegal aliens when apportioning House of Representative seats)

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The state of Louisiana filed an original action in the Supreme Court against the Secretary of Commerce of the United States, encompassing the United States Census Bureau, whose responsibility includes conducting the decennial census used for apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives among the States.  Louisiana claimed it lost a seat in the House because illegal aliens were included in the population and used for apportionment.  States with large numbers of illegal aliens gained a total of five seats, while other states lost five seats. Read More

State of Arizona et al. v. United States, Amicus Brief (on the Petition for Writ of Certiorari)

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On September 12, 2011 an amicus brief was filed on behalf of CLDEF in the case of State of Arizona et al. v. United States in the United States Supreme Court in support of petitioners’ petition for a writ of certiorari. Our brief argues that it is the preeminent duty of the Supreme Court to preserve the balance between the federal and state governments struck by the United States Constitution. Read More