For months, the White House has pushed a false talking point that March 5, 2018 is the key deadline to pass a permanent congressional solution to ensure a group of Dreamers do not fall at risk of deportation.But that date doesn’t actually mean anything.
Pro-immigration advocates are hopeful that Congress could quickly move on permanent immigration legislation within weeks, assured that a bipartisan bill could patch a big void left by the Trump White House after it recently dismantled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, an Obama-era deportation relief program that helped roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants.
It has been five years since the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative granted undocumented immigrants the ability to receive temporary deportation relief and work authorization
DHS senior officials made clear on a press call that while the Trump administration has the discretion to extend TPS, it expects current Haitian TPS holders to resolve their affairs, to obtain travel documentation so that they could prepare to permanently move back to Haiti in six months. But on the exact same day, the State Department issued an alarming travel warning cautioning U.S. citizens to consider the risks of traveling, due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud.
In the latest indication that Latino Americans feel uncomfortable with Trump s rhetoric, Ruth Guerra, the Republican National Committee s director of Hispanic media relations, will step down from her role at the end of this month, a "rare" move for party staff members particularly during a presidential campaign.