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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...

Judges Ream DOJ Lawyers Over DACA Deadline, Discovery

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Furious at the Department of Homeland Security for racing to extinguish an Obama-era program that defers the deportation of qualifying young immigrants, a federal judge slammed their deadline obstinance as “heartless” on Tuesday. “You...

Federal Court Enjoins DACA Revocation: Gonzalez Torres v. DHS

Gonzalez Torres v. DHS, Sept. 29, 2017 - "For the reasons set forth herein, the court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction and (1) Orders that Defendants’ May 7, 2016 revocation of Plaintiff’s DACA status is vacated and Defendants are preliminary enjoined from enforcing...

A Primer on the DACA Rescission

Adam Cox, Marty Lederman and Cristina Rodriguez, Oct. 5, 2017 - "One month ago, on September 5, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, rescinded a June 2012 memorandum issued by her predecessor, Secretary Janet Napolitano, which had established the Deferred Action for Childhood...

U.S. Could Lose an Estimated 20,000 Teachers, Many Bilingual, as DACA is Phased Out

Dianne Solis James Barragán, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 5, 2017 - "Texas stands to lose about 2,000 teachers who are in the DACA program, and as many as 20,000 such teachers would be affected nationwide. The clock is ticking, and without a legislative reprieve, within a few years it will be...

176 Bipartisan Mayors Support DACA, Urge Swift Passage of Dreamer Legislation

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 people who live in fear of being separated from...