Six ways the Trump administration cracked down on immigration

President Donald Trump has made good on many campaign promises for a crackdown on immigration and the acceptance of refugees in the U.S. Some of the biggest decisions: Trump is phasing out an Obama-era program that gives renewable permits to young immigrants brought to the U.S....

Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

By Liz Robbins The paperwork was mailed from New York in plenty of time. On Sept. 14, Allison Baker, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society, sent a client’s application to renew a permit that would let him stay and work in the United States legally as part of the Deferred Action for...

Police chief supports legal path to U.S. for Dreamers

By Art Acevedo In the days after Hurricane Harvey, “Houston Strong” became a slogan capturing our city’s grit and solidarity. Amid the loss of lives and homes, Houstonians stepped up to shelter neighbors, businesses donated millions of dollars for rebuilding...

How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

Will DACA Parents Be Forced to Leave Their U.S.-Citizen Children Behind?

By Priscilla Alvarez With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. The program is...

Poll finds most Texans think DACA program should be extended

By Jonathan Tilove – American-Statesman Staff Nearly 60 percent of Texans want to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects from deportation some 124,000 Texans who arrived as children and remained in the country illegally, according to...

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...
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