Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including...

Texas shuns immigrants when they’re needed most

By Stan Marek As the flood waters left behind by Hurricane Harvey begin to recede around our great city, the questions of how to rebuild and who will do the work are top of mind. Following the passage of a ban on “sanctuary cities” in Texas, we were already faced with a quickly...

Trump Administration to End DACA Program

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the winding down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to end on March 5, 2018. Referencing a letter from the “Attorneys General of Texas and several other states” threatening legal action,...

Anniversary of DACA Deportation Protections Marked By Fear They’re Ending

by Patricia Guadalupe WASHINGTON — Rallies and demonstrations on Tuesday are taking the place of long queues as immigrant rights groups and allies mark the fifth anniversary of an Obama administration deportation relief and work permission program now in peril under President...

DREAM Act of 2017 Would Offer a Pathway to Permanent Residency for DACA Recipients

United States Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recently reintroduced the DREAM Act as Senate Bill 1615, “Dream Act of 2017.”  This bill would authorize permanent residency for millions of children and young adults who were brought to the United States...

Texas stands to lose $6 billion annually if DACA ends

Amid calls from attorneys general to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, new analysis shows that the Lone Star state stands to lose about $6 billion annually should DACA disappear. The DACA program grants temporary legal status and a work permit to certain...

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...
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