Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kamala Harris promises DREAMer she will protect DACA recipients and their parents

During a televised CNN town hall last night, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said she won’t vote to support funding for a border wall and criticized President Trump for continuing to push for the construction of a wall. Harris, who was in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of her 2020 presidential campaign following her inaugural rally on […]

Democrats and advocates don’t see Trump’s proposal as a compromise

President Trump has described his proposal for ending the government shutdown as a trade, but details in the bill that the Senate will vote on today have immigration advocates and Democrats calling the offer partisan, malevolent and “feigned” attempt at compromise. “It’s a sham,” Ur Jaddou, director of America’s Voice DHS Watch program, told NBC […]

Supreme Court refuses to take up DACA, leaving policy in place

The Supreme Court once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children in place for at least the next several months. “The justices’ refusal to act on the government’s pending appeals in the DACA litigation means, among […]

DREAMer says Democrats should not accept Trump’s DACA deal

President Trump is offering a three-year extension to DACA recipients, but one DREAMer is urging Democrats to reject the deal. “I think they should absolutely not take this deal, and the reason why is because right now DACA is still in place,” she told the network’s Ana Cabrera. “Courts are upholding and protecting the program […]

At ceremony, Latino legislators vow to overcome government shutdown

At a ceremony to usher in a record number of Latino Democrats in Congress, lawmakers exuded more outrage than delight as they recognized their legislative ambitions are contending for now with a standoff over a border wall with Mexico that has partially shut down the government. “It’s because of Trump’s obsession with stirring up anti-immigrant […]

Koch network preparing to push a DREAMer deal this year

The massive network of conservative donors spearheaded by Charles Koch is reportedly preparing a major effort in 2019 to support DREAMers. The powerful network intends to push for Dreamers to receive permanent legal status, TIME reported, citing an internal email that a Koch spokesman verified. “These are people who have already demonstrated their commitment and […]

Pelosi hopes to pass legislation to help DREAMers with a Democratic House Majority

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to pass legislation that would put DREAMers on a pathway to citizenship when her party retakes control “Our House Democratic Majority will once again pass the Dream Act to end the uncertainty and fear inflicted on patriotic young men and women across the country.” Pelosi said in a […]

Koch group calls on congressional leaders to find a solution for DREAMers

Three groups affiliated with billionaire mega-donor Charles Koch are calling on congressional leaders to strike a bipartisan deal that would provide a permanent solution for DREAMers. “Congress should seize this opportunity to act on another immigration priority with strong support among the American people: a solution for the Dreamers,” reads the Nov. 13 letter that […]

Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to act on DACA

The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to take up the legal battle over the future of DACA quickly, asking the justices to consider the issue even before a federal appeals court has ruled on the program’s legality. If the justices don’t act soon, the Justice Department said, it will probably be too […]

Rhode Island protecting DACA recipients right to obtain driver’s licenses

For 21-year-old Rhode Islander Rodrigo Pimentel, driving is an essential part of life since he is the only member of his family with a driver’s license, so without one, “doing anything in life would be complicated,” he said. “Every job that I’ve had has required driving,” Pimentel said, adding that “Rhode Island is very car-dependent […]