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White House Insiders Float Plan to Trade Tougher Border Rules for Keeping DACA

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 deal — despite the president’s...

Members of Congress Urge Trump to Keep DACA

Aug. 22, 2017 - "Dear President Trump: We write to express our support for maintaining the protections of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for current recipients of the policy. We understand and deeply respect the rule of law, and firmly believe that those who have violated the law...

Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Aug. 29, 2017 - "In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to continue to contribute to the U.S. economy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host...

Will Trump Break His Promise to Dreamers?

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. Although DACA supporters are mobilizing to...

The Dreamers Won't Go Quietly

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 opposition in the courts and also in the streets...

Tennessee Drops DACA Threat, Urges Legislative Fix

David Weigel, Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2017 - "Tennessee, one of 10 states whose attorneys general had sued to stop the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, pulled out of the lawsuit Friday — a victory for immigration advocates who have been pressuring states to...

If Trump Kills DACA, This Texas Business Owner May Lose Everything

Julia Horowitz, CNN Money, Sept. 1, 2017 - "Nancy Ramos owns her own business in Fort Worth, Texas. North Texas Hydromulch & Landscape Services has about 10 employees. Ramos, who has run the firm for a year and a half, says it made about $1 million in revenue in its first eight months. That's...

Hundreds of Top CEOs Urge Trump to Save DACA

Michael Sheetz, CNBC, Sept. 1, 2017 - "In an open letter, nearly 400 U.S. executives, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, urged President Donald Trump to retain protections for immigrant "dreamers." The letter, posted Thursday , says the U.S. economy would...

Will Trump Kill DACA After Six Month Gap? - Sources

Eliana Johnson, Politico, Sept. 4, 2017 - "President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon...

Wa. Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson Vows to Take Legal Action if Trump Cancels DACA

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Sept. 4, 2017 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today following news reports that President Donald Trump plans to announce an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “If President Trump follows through...

Trump 'Loves' Dreamers, But Kills DACA: DHS Memo (Sept. 5, 2017)

DHS, Sept. 5, 2017 - Press Release: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Fact Sheet: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (September 5, 2017) Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals...

New York Dreamer Challenges Trump Administration’s Termination of DACA

NILC, Sept. 5, 2017 - "A young immigrant New Yorker and Make the Road New York (MRNY) went to federal court today to challenge the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

Barack Obama on Trump Termination of DACA

Barack Obama, Sept. 5, 2017 - "Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules. But that’s not what the...

This DREAMer Is Ready to Go to the Army. Will Trump Let Him?

Michael Daly, Daily Beast, Sept. 6, 2017 - "They speak languages deemed of particular importance to national security. But as they wait for basic training, Trump canceled DACA — and possibly their dreams of serving."

States Sue Trump to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA

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 DACA Grantees In NY – And 800,000 Across...

Business Owners, Economists Debunk Sessions' DACA Jobs Theory

Christopher Rugaber, AP, Sept. 6, 2017 - "James Harrison, the owner of a Phoenix-based specialty construction firm, employs three workers protected by an Obama-era immigration program that the Trump administration took steps Tuesday to eliminate . Should those workers — who were brought...

AIC Practice Advisory: Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief (Sept. 5, 2017)

AIC, Sept. 7, 2017 - "For attorneys representing individuals who were previously protected under DACA, this guide—originally intended for attorneys screening individuals for an initial DACA application—may serve to screen current or former DACA recipients who may be eligible for other...

Expert: DACA Lawsuits Face Long Odds

Tal Kopan, CNN, Sept. 6, 2017 - "Conservative states may have boxed President Donald Trump into announcing an end for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- but Democratic state attorneys general are already fighting back. A coalition of 16 Democratic and nonpartisan state attorneys...

Expert: Challenging Trump's DACA Rescission a 'Tough Battle' in Courts

Sean Illing, Vox, Sept. 8, 2017 - Stephen Yale-Loehr, law professor, Cornell University : "I think legal challenges to the DACA program’s rescission face a tough battle in the courts, for several reasons. First, courts are generally more deferential to immigration actions by the executive...

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

UC Office of the President, Friday, September 8, 2017 - "The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood...

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Ending of DACA, Denounces Arpaio Pardon

USCCR, Sept. 8, 2017 - "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, disapproves of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision is a step backward for our country, which draws its strength from the valuable social...

Expert: GOP 'Solutions' Will Make Our Immigration Problems Worse

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr and Aaron El Sabrout, USA Today, Sept. 14, 2014 - "The U.S. immigration system is at an important crossroads. The Trump administration recently announced that in sixDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which temporarily protects some 800,000 undocumented...

$1M Fund Announced to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by Oct. 5th

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 the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...

Reps Send Letter to DHS, USCIS Requesting Technical Fixes for DACA Termination

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Reps. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important technical fixes to the process for winding...

Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law - Prof. Michael A. Olivas on DACA

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 and to representing clients with legitimate...