Immigration Law

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Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law - Prof. Michael A. Olivas on DACA
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Michael A. Olivas, Sept. 21, 2017 - "For over 35 years, I have taught Immigration Law and Higher Education Law as a professor at the UH Law Center. I have spent most of my professional life and personal commitment to improving life for immigrants... Read More

$1M Fund Announced to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by Oct. 5th
Posted on 14 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mission Asset Fund, Sept. 13, 2017 - "Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announced it will provide $1,000,000 in scholarships to 2,000+ Dreamers to pay for DACA renewals by the October 5 deadline. Last week, the Trump administration announced that... Read More

176 Bipartisan Mayors Support DACA, Urge Swift Passage of Dreamer Legislation
Posted on 12 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Today, as many in Congress and around the nation express concern with the White House’s Sunday night proposal that would trade hard-line immigration policies for legislation to protect 800,000 young... Read More

Tags: daca , mayors , dreamers

States Sue Trump to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA
Posted on 7 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Sept. 6, 2017 A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit To Protect Dreamers And Preserve DACA NY, MA, WA Lead Coalition Of 16 Attorneys General In Eastern District Of NY Lawsuit Nearly 42,000... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , lawsuit , Trump

Will Trump Break His Promise to Dreamers?
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eric Columbus, Aug. 31, 2017 - "President Trump may soon end Barack Obama’s signature immigration initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , Trump

American Dreamers
Posted on 30 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times - "The Times Editorial Board has called on the Trump administration to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that temporarily shields some young immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. We’re... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey... Read More

Va. DACA Students May Establish Residence for In-State Tuition
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" In a letter sent this morning to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the presidents of Virginia's colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Attorney General Mark R. Herring... Read More

White House Insiders Float Plan to Trade Tougher Border Rules for Keeping DACA
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau, Aug. 22, 2017 - "Donald Trump’s top aides are pushing him to protect young people brought into the country illegally as children — and then use the issue as a bargaining chip for a larger immigration... Read More

Tags: daca , dreamers , Trump , border

New Online Tool Will Provide Legal Help to Thousands of DREAMers Nationwide
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will launch DREAMerJustice.org, a self-assessment tool to enable eligible youth to apply for the Obama administration’s initiative offering temporary relief from deportation... Read More

The Dreamers Won't Go Quietly
Posted on 3 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Sept. 1, 2017 - "If President Trump was aggravated by the legal challenges to his travel ban, wait until he takes on the young immigrants who call themselves Dreamers. He is likely to face a far bigger storm of... Read More

Yes He Can, on Immigration
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Those who would qualify for legalization under a Senate bill passed last summer — people who do not pose criminal threats, who have strong ties to this country and, in many cases, have children who are American citizens — should not... Read More

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers
Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority... Read More