Sunday, April 21, 2024

Comentarios from Maria: Republican obstructionism will not squander our dreams

May 19 could have been a transformative day for millions of undocumented immigrants who qualified for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But unfortunately, last Tuesday was a dark day for many in our community, thanks […]

Study: DACA and DAPA programs would mean higher wages, increase in GDP

The President’s contentious executive action immigration programs could lead to $103 billion more in available wages for qualified recipients and a $230 billion increase in our country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in ten years, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP). The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred […]

Congressmen to hold DACA, DAPA workshops in the midst of lawsuit against executive actions

In an act of defiance against a federal judge’s temporary injunction and a lawsuit threatening to dismantle President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) will host a forum and workshop in California this weekend to discuss the actions, and to notify families if they are eligible for the […]

Temporary injunction on DACA, DAPA ruled to remain in place

Andrew Hanen, district court judge for the Southern District of Texas’ Brownsville Division, decided not to rule further from his February injunction blocking President Obama’s deferred action programs, affecting an estimated 4.9 million undocumented immigrants. The ruling comes after the Obama administration gave Judge Hanen a deadline to lift the temporary injunction and, as the […]

Immigration Executive Actions halted: Obama, Latino groups react

The Obama Administration on Tuesday was forced to postpone the implementation of the President’s Executive Action that would have allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to begin applying for work permits and legal protection. Just one day before they were set to go into effect, Andrew Hanen, Federal Judge for the Southern District of […]