Sunday, January 20, 2019

Texas businesses concerned about the future of DREAMers and the impact on the economy

As the state of Texas continues to pursue litigation aimed at ending DACA, some members of the Texas business community are pushing back. A group of Texas Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, businesses and business associations filed a brief opposing a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging DACA’s legality. The […]

Immigration talks reach crossroad: Citizenship or not?

Talks between Republicans across the political spectrum trying to reach a potential immigration deal that would unite the conference have reached a crossroads — and once again it has to do with citizenship. “For us, a bridge into the legal immigration system for young immigrants brought to the country as children through no fault of […]

Republicans are 15 signatures away from forcing DACA vote

More than 200 lawmakers — including 20 Republicans — have now signed a discharge petition to circumvent leadership and trigger a series of votes on the floor dealing with immigration. As of Tuesday evening, petition proponents needed just 15 more signatures to reach the magic number of 218, but it will be this last group […]

DACA limbo: while some states help DACA students, other states bar them from school

Seonki Jo, who was brought to America from South Korea at age 3, has lived in Duluth, Georgia, nearly all his life. When it came time for him to begin his college search, he wanted to stick close to home, but he couldn’t. Georgia is of the states that not only banned undocumented immigrants like […]

CHIRLA offers to pay DACA renewal fee so that DREAMers get protections

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) in California is offering to pay the $495 renewal fee for eligible DACA recipients. “We are very concerned DACA recipients nationally are not renewing their permits in the high numbers we were expecting,” said CHIRLA legal services director Luis Perez. CHIRLA announced yesterday its “Renew and Secure It” […]

Texas and six other states are suing the Trump administration for not terminating DACA.

Texas and six other states are suing the Trump administration over its failure to terminate the Obama-era program that provides work permits to young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. “Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) […]

Third judge rules in favor of DACA again but gives DHS 90 days to fight back

  A third federal judge has overruled the Trump administration’s efforts to end DACA — this time saying the government has to accept new applications. The ruling on DACA won’t take immediate effect, with the judge delaying the ruling for 90 days to allow the administration to make its case in a new memo justifying […]

Trump’s DACA tweets are only hurting him and the Republican party

President Trump told DACA recipients last month that he had their best interest in mind — far more so than his Democratic rivals — even after he allowed the program to expire, but on Sunday he was singing a different tune. “Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because […]

DACA recipients still face uncertainty despite court’s decision

Congressional inaction on DACA is impacting the program’s recipients, even as a court order provides them with work and deportation protections for now. DACA recipients say that the program’s limitations and the heated politics around it have sowed confusion among potential employers. According to Greisa Martínez Rosas, deputy executive director of United We Dream (UWD), […]

Kaine says Trump is lying or is delusional when it comes to DACA

  Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine on Sunday said President Donald Trump continuing to blame Democrats for the lack of permanent protections for young undocumented immigrants is a break with reality. “He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Last Friday Trump said Democrats were responsible […]