Homeland Security secretary suggests amnesty for Dreamers, implores Congress to solve problem

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Sunday, June 11, 2017 The Trump administration last week floated an amnesty idea for potentially 1 million illegal immigrants, looking to find permanent solutions for some of the most sympathetic cases in the long-running...

Trump’s reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 8, 2017 The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday that underscore a major reversal for President Trump....

Judge: Reinstate Jessica Colotl’s reprieve from deportation

Jeremy Redmon June 12, 2017 A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the government to reinstate a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, a Norcross woman whose 2010 arrest in Georgia reignited the contentious national debate over illegal immigration. In the...

Face of ‘Dreamers’ takes deportation fight to court

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Tristan Smith Atlanta (CNN) Jessica Colotl became a poster child for immigrant rights activists when a traffic violation on her college campus landed her behind bars. Her battle to fight deportation after her 2010 arrest made her a face of the...

If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?

By Jessica Colotl June 08, 2017 Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in a suburb of Atlanta. I was saving money for law school and hoped to practice as an immigration attorney. Then, my world came crashing down: I was told that the U.S....

Trump tells ‘dreamers’ to rest easy, targets criminals

WASHINGTON — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump says, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in an interview Friday with The...

Trump increases deportations of formerly protected DREAMers

Alan Gomez, USA TODAY The Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children and lost their protected status, which had allowed them to stay, federal data provided to USA TODAY shows. Both the Obama and...

ICE nabs young ‘dreamer’ applicant after she speaks out at a news conference

About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family’s driveway. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old’s father and brother, Argentines who...

Trump’s vow to overturn DACA could cost US billions: report

By Rebecca Savransky President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to overturn President Obama’s executive order protecting illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children could cost the country tens of billions of dollars, according to a new study. If the executive order...

Immigrant advocates warn DACA, “dreamers” not to travel outside U.S. during Trump inauguration

By Todd Walker DENVER, Colo. – There’s a new warning for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. An immigrant advocacy group says they should not travel outside of the country around the time President-Elect Donald Trump is...
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