Houston Dreamers in health care despair about DACA debate

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Hector Mejia recalls the depression he felt when he heard of the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle a program that provides temporary work permits to young immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. Mejia was...

Texas counts DACA, Dream Act cost

By John Austin, Jacksonville Progress AUSTIN — Holding a campus job to cover rent while attending the University of Texas isn’t making Sam Cervantes rich, but the sales taxes and tuition he pays are helping enrich the state’s economy. Yet while Cervantes aspires to someday become...

Feds resume accepting renewals from Dreamers

By Josh Gerstein, Politico The Trump administration announced Saturday that it is complying with a federal court order by again allowing so-called Dreamers to renew the quasi-legal status and work permits they have enjoyed under a program that started in 2012. U.S. Citizenship...

Federal District Court Blocks Trump Administration from Ending DACA

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California largely blocked the Trump Administration’s effort to terminate the DACA program. Finding that the decision to terminate the program was based on a flawed legal premise, the court held...

Trump airs 2-phase plan for ‘Dreamers’

By Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border...

Federal court reverses DACA shutdown

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to shut down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children. In a ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge...

Trump’s Immigration Priorities Complicate ‘Dreamer’ Talks

By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON – The gulf over legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation appeared wide Thursday as President Donald Trump insisted that any deal include funding for his promised border...

MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

By Michael McDonald and Tom Moroney, Bloomberg If higher education is under attack from restrictive U.S. immigration policies, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology considers it a personal battle. Rafael Reif, an immigrant from Venezuela, has emerged as a...

Senators, White House lay groundwork for Dreamers deal

By Seung Min Kim, Heather Caygle and Elana Schor, Politico Top senators and White House officials are laying the groundwork for a major immigration deal in January to resolve the fate of young undocumented immigrants whose legal protections were put in limbo by President Donald...

Congress unlikely to pass DACA replacement by year’s end

By Bill Lambrecht, Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON – Democrats in Congress are growing increasingly pessimistic that an agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation can be reached this year. While U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, says it would take a miracle to get...
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