Among her many accomplishments, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was instrumental in keeping the DACA program alive when she was part of the majority that ruled in favor of it earlier this year. Irving Hernandez took notice. Hernandez is a law student who said Bader Ginsburg had become one of his heroes. He admitted to being devastated when he heard the news about her death.
Amid a tough reelection bid, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is airing a Spanish-language TV ad saying he supports the DREAM Act, even though he twice voted against it and once called its attempted passage a "political stunt."
The first lady’s “dream, her story, is idolized,” Gomez said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, wow, she studied and became a U.S. citizen.’ But a father fleeing violence from his home country in Latin America, dreaming of the American Dream, he is a criminal. Why is she idolized and others are not?”
David Torres The recent national-level support that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has received publicly from business entities, as well as universities and personalities from the academic, diplomatic, national security and intelligence realms, has become one more example of the real benefits that the United States has received with the regularization, although temporary, of around 800,000 young people covered by this immigration protection.
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." The heads of Americans for Prosp
They’ll need 25 Republicans and all Democrats to force a vote. Some of the lawmakers represent competitive districts in traditionally blue states, such as California and New York. Three are from heavily Hispanic areas in South Florida. Others occupy more conservative seats.
Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support.
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) said Thursday that he does not expect Democrats will insist on attaching immigration reform to the fiscal year 2018 spending omnibus, lowering the odds of another government shutdown.
Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani shared a powerful message of support for "Dreamers" -- recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program, whose fate currently hangs in the balance -- while presenting the Oscar for best production design Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It has taken just two weeks for Washington's immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort that’s been eclipsed by Congress’ new focus on guns, bloodied by Senate defeats and relegated to B-level urgency by a Supreme Court ruling.
Senators McCain and Coons introduced the United and Securing America (U.S.A) Act in the Senate this week, which includes a permanent solution for Dreamers as well as border security measures.
AILA expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Senate to pass commonsense reforms to protect Dreamers. At the same time, AILA commends the many senators who stood firm against the nativist voices demanding legislation to gut legal immigration and make our country weaker.
Flake expects co-sponsors in both parties for his effort. The retiring Arizona Republican said he plans to go to the Senate floor as soon as the chamber returns from next week’s recess and will demand a vote on his plan to provide $7.6 billion in border wall money spread over three years in exchange for three years of codification of the expiring Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.
The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect Dreamer immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children.
The Supreme Court weighs two unusually aggressive appeals from Trump's lawyers, who urge the justices to leapfrog the lower courts and rule quickly on the fate of the Dreamers and on an abortion dispute involving young migrants.
The U.S. Senate's rejection Thursday of President Donald Trumps hard-line immigration package and two more moderate bipartisan plans has left dreamers with dwindling options as lawmakers scramble to salvage an expiring program to shield them from deportation.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Wednesday for a record-breaking eight hours, vowing to speak — and stand — until Republicans concede protections for so-called Dreamers. But for some members on both ends of her caucus who tuned in, the daylong protest did little to repair the fissure pitting lawmakers against one another on immigration and budget talks.
Here’s the administration’s internal assessment, per the leaked document: Fails to Secure the Border: "provides less than 10 percent of the necessary funds to construct the border wall." Increases Illegal Immigration and Guarantees Future Amnesties: "provides immigration benefits to certain illegal aliens who came to the United States as juveniles.” Proposal Not Only Grants Citizenship To Up to 3 Million “DREAMers,” But Also Grants Legal Status to Their Parents: "grants a path to citizenship to an illegal population that is nearly five times larger than the population of DACA recipients." Increases Chain Migration: "keeps chain migration in place while increasing the number of individuals eligible to bring in their foreign relatives through chain migration." Fails To End the Visa Lottery.
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged young immigrants who may be affected by the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting them from deportation to keep dreaming.
Apple Inc, General Motors Co, Best Buy Co Inc and others have joined a coalition of top companies lobbying the U.S. Congress for young, illegal immigrants to have a path to permanent residency, the group said on Thursday.
Commentary: Austin, TX – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America, including more than 124,000 in Texas.
Lawyers for Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act Tuesday demanding that the federal government turn over information about his removal.
A group of House Democrats called on President Barack Obama to pardon about 750,000 young undocumented immigrants who are temporarily shielded from deportation under a 2012 executive order, a move that reflects growing concern about a shift in immigration policy expected after President-elect Donald Trump takes power in January.