Filings in Texas v. United States

January 8th, 2015

In this post, I will upload all of the primary filings in Texas v. United States. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas will hold a hearing on Texas’s motion for a preliminary injunction on Friday, 1/15. For purposes of full disclosure, I joined an amicus brief in support of Texas’s motion for a preliminary injunction.


  1. Declaration of Richard Allgeyer, Ph.D.
  2. Stuart Anderson, Memorandum for Johnny N. Williams, Re: Deferred Action for Aliens with Bona Fide Applications for T Nonimmigrant Status (May 8, 2002)
  3. Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer, No. 13-16248 (9th Cir.), Amicus Br. of United States in Opp’n to Reh’g En Banc
  4. Declaration of Kevin D. Bailey
  5. Declaration of David G. Baker
  6. Jeanne Batalova et al., DACA at the Two-Year Mark, Migration Policy Institute (Aug. 2014)
  7. Declaration of Michael Berndt
  8. DACA Emails, Part I
  9. DACA Emails, Part II – Part A, Part B,
  10. DACA Standard Operating Procedures – Part APart B, Part C, Part D, Part E, Part F, Part G, Part H, Part I, Part J, Part K, Part L, Part M, Part N, Part O, Part P, Part Q, Part R, Part S
  11. Declaration of Lisa Dawn-Fisher
  12. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Report, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Apr. 10, 2013)
  13. Declaration of James Dunks
  14. Declaration of Karl Eschbach, Ph.D.
  15. Declaration of Patrick A. Fernan
  16. Declaration of Jeffrey M. Gill
  17. Bob Goodlatte & Charles E. Grassley, Letter to Jeh Johnson (Aug. 29, 2014)
  18. David Hancock, Few Immigrants Use Family Aid Program, MIAMI HERALD (Oct. 1, 1990)
  19. H.R. 5759, Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014
  20. Declaration of Michael C. MacCracken, Massachusetts v. EPA (D.C. Cir. No. 03-1361)
  21. Donald Neufeld, Memorandum for Field Leadership, Re: Guidance Regarding Surviving Spouses of Deceased U.S. Citizens and Their Children (Sept. 4, 2009)
  22. Declaration of Walt Neverman
  23. Declaration of Kenneth Palinkas
  24. Declaration of Joe Peters
  25. Declaration of Sheri Pollock
  26. President Barack Obama, Remarks by the President in Immigration Town Hall — Nashville, Tennessee (Dec. 9, 2014)
  27. Hearing Transcript, President Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration, House Judiciary Committee (Dec. 2, 2014)
  28. Press Release, USCIS, USCIS Announces Interim Relief for Foreign Students Adversely Impacted by Hurricane Katrina (Nov. 25, 2005)
  29. Leon Rodriguez, Letter to Charles E. Grassley (Oct. 9, 2014)
  30. Declaration of Donald M. Snemis
  31. Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program Documents
  32. Paul W. Virtue, Memorandum for Regional Directors et al., Re: Supplemental Guidance on Battered Alien Self-Petitioning Process and Related Issues (May 6, 1997)
  33. Declaration of Finis Welch, Ph.D.
  34. William R. Yates, Memorandum for the Director, Vermont Service Center, Re: Centralization of Interim Relief for U Nonimmigrant Status Applicants (Oct. 8, 2003)
  35. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952) (No. 51-744), Brief for Petitioners