Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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More Bad News for Trump on His DACA Decision

Appeals court rules against president

(Newser) - A US appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot immediately end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept in place a preliminary injunction blocking Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for... More »

Judge Orders DACA Program to Be Restarted

Judge John Bates says DHS 'inadequately explained' rationale for ending program

(Newser) - Back in April, US District Judge John Bates gave the Trump administration 90 days to provide some kind of rationale for why the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, aka DACA, was unlawful, which is what the Department of Homeland Security claimed when the program was officially rescinded in... More »

Texas, 6 Other States Sue to End DACA Once and for All

They want to see end to 'Dreamers' program

(Newser) - Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation, the AP reports. The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood... More »

Judge Orders Government to Restart DACA

He says decison to end program was unlawful

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious." US District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote that the decision to... More »

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request on Dreamers

Justices won't intervene quickly, suggesting program may continue after deadline

(Newser) - Some good news for "Dreamers," though it could prove temporary: The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The justices on Monday refused to take up... More »

Trump Blames Democrats for Failing to Protect Dreamers

But he threatened to veto bipartisan bill

(Newser) - Lawmakers had three chances to protect Dreamers from deportation in the form of three separate bills voted on by the Senate on Thursday. None passed , and President Trump laid the blame on Democrats on Friday, the Hill reports. "Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the... More »

Bipartisan Immigration Bill for Dreamers Falls 6 Votes Short

Meanwhile, Trump-supported rival bill tanks

(Newser) - The Senate voted on four immigration bills Thursday, Reuters reports. All four failed, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dreamers to once again fear deportation. The toughest loss was a bipartisan bill written by eight Republicans, seven Democrats, and an Independent, which fell just six votes short of passing, according to... More »

Pelosi's Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

House Minority leader spoke for over 8 hours

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the "Dreamer" immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing... More »

Dad of 2 Who's Too Old for DACA Protection Is Deported

39-year-old landscaper Jorge Garcia came to the US when he was 10

(Newser) - Jorge Garcia has lived in the US since he was 10, has paid all his taxes since he first got a job, and doesn't even have so much as a traffic ticket to his name, his supporters say—but on Martin Luther King Day, the 39-year-old landscaper and father... More »

Trump Administration, Under Court Order, Taking DACA Renewals Again

But won't be accepting new applications

(Newser) - Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the US as children and who remain in the country illegally. The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in... More »

$33M Bezos Donation Will Send 1K Dreamers to College

Amazon CEO, wife make largest-ever donation to TheDream.US

(Newser) - On Thursday, the White House rejected a bipartisan deal to protect Dreamers—quickly overshadowed by the racist statement allegedly made by President Trump. On Friday, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced a $33 million donation to provide 1,000 scholarships to DACA youth, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the... More »

Judge Blocks Trump's Decision to End DACA

Feds say program is still illegal

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. US District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their... More »

As Jan. 19 Budget Deadline Approaches, 'It's a Mess'

President Trump to meet with Republicans, Democrats Tuesday

(Newser) - Simply put, "it's a mess," or so an unnamed person involved in Washington's attempt to come to an agreement on a long-term spending plan—something that has to happen by Jan. 19—tells CNN . The hangup isn't spending, but immigration, with Republican John Cornyn accusing... More »

Here's What Trump Wants in Deal to Protect Dreamers

$18B for a portion of his border wall, to start

(Newser) - President Trump is asking for $18 billion to fund a portion of his promised border wall in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—young immigrants brought to the US illegally—to stay in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the New York Times , the wall... More »

Supreme Court Deals Blow to DACA Defenders

Document disclosure blocked for now

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge's order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters, and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, the AP reports. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court blocked an... More »

Pelosi, Schumer Bail on Trump Meeting After Tweet

President said he didn't 'see a deal'

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it a "make-or-break" meeting, and it looks like it's officially broke: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have pulled out of a planned meeting Tuesday with President Trump that was to also be attended by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, reports USA Today . The five... More »

Trump Wants Hard-Line Measures in Return for DACA Deal

List makes no attempt at compromise, Democrats complain

(Newser) - The "deal" with President Trump on DACA that top Democrats spoke of last month is still very much a work in progress—and the two sides are so far apart that it might not happen at all. In a list of "principles" released by the White House Sunday... More »

With Deadline Hours Away, 36K Hadn't Sent in DACA Renewals

Renewal submissions are outstanding from about 23% of those eligible

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night, the AP reports. Under a phase-out plan announced by the president last month, more than 150,000 people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action... More »

Democrats Say They Have Deal With Trump on Dreamers

Pelosi, Schumer announce plan after White House dinner

(Newser) - In a move that stunned many Republicans, Democratic leaders announced Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Trump to protect Dreamers from deportation in return for funding extra border security—but not a wall. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced the... More »

15 States Sue to Block End of DACA

They accuse Trump of being motivated by bias

(Newser) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the US government Wednesday to block President Trump's plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants , saying it was motivated by prejudice against Mexicans. Legal experts, however, say evidence of bias is not strong in the case involving the Deferred... More »

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