Commentary: What we lose if we lose DACA and Dreamers

By Octavio N. Martinez Jr. – Special to the American-Statesman Evelin Hernandez, 27, cries as she holds a sign reading “My dreams matter. Don’t shatter them,” during a protest in front in Minneapolis after President Trump announced his plans to rescind DACA in 2017. The...

Shifting Sands – Trump’s Inconsistent Attitude towards Dreamers

By Benjamin J. Schatz, Senior Attorney On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was ending the DACA program that currently protects hundreds of thousands of Dreamers from deportation and gives them permission to work. Trump’s intent was to end the program...

Hope and Fear: How the Fortunes of Five L.A. Immigrants Have Changed Since Trump Took Office

From Dreamers to asylum-seekers to Green Card holders, the president’s policies have provoked anxiety and heartache for immigrants at every step For a few hours almost every month, the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center is transformed into a courtroom. A giant...

Keep On Keepin’ On: Meeting Today’s Immigration Challenges Head-on

By Delisa Bressler, Partner With all the controversial attention on immigration lately – on things like the border wall, court decisions on travel bans and sanctuary cities, and Congress’s failure to act on a solution for Dreamers – it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the...

Sen. Cornyn should support immigration compromise

By Charles Foster, TribTalk The U.S. Senate has finally begun considering legislation that would end the nightmare currently facing America’s 1.8 million “Dreamers,” young, undocumented immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. But though that discussion is a...

Acting Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2018 ACTING PRESS SECRETARY TYLER Q. HOULTON STATEMENT ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS “In compliance with court injunctions, USCIS is accepting and adjudicating DACA...

Supreme Court won’t hear Trump bid to end DACA program

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will stay out of the dispute concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for now, meaning participants will still be able to renew their status. The move will also lessen...

DACA Employers Prepare for March 5th

President Trump delayed the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until March 5, 2018, to allow for Congress to act on a solution.  According to a report from the Center for American Progress, an estimated 91% of the close to 800,000 DACA...

The Senate Fails to Act on DACA, and the Immigration Debate Moves to the Right

By Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker Democrats wanted this debate,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said Thursday, after the Senate spent the better part of a week trying, and failing, to reach a deal on immigration reform. Last month, to corral enough votes to keep...

What Can the U.S. Learn From How Other Countries Handle Immigration?

By Quoctrung Bui and Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times Every country regulates immigration in its own imperfect way. Some countries have populations that are 80 percent foreign-born but offer no pathway to permanency. Other countries put up huge barriers to citizenship except...
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