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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...

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman: Legal Consequences of DACA Rescission

Geoffrey Hoffman, Oct. 23, 2017 - "Ending DACA raises a host of legal issues. Beyond the legal consequences are also crucial non-legal issues flowing from President Trump’s decision to end the program. These include, but are not limited to, the psychological harm to individuals and their families;...

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues

USCIS, Nov. 15, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays that affected a number of DACA renewal requests. Because the DACA policy has been rescinded and individuals can no longer request...

CA9 on DACA, Mandamus, Administrative Record: Trump v. U.S. District Court

Trump v. U.S. District Court, Nov. 16, 2017 - "Several sets of plaintiffs sued to enjoin the rescission of DACA under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and under various constitutional theories not relevant here. ... The government asks us to permanently stay the district court’s...

Hollywood Actor Bambadjan Bamba Reveals DACAmented Status

Tre'vell Anderson, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 28, 2017 - "Motivated by the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind the Deferrred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, the Obama-era policy that protects the children of immigrants who didn’t enter the country legally...

USCIS Posts Rejected DACA Renewal FAQ

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2017 - "Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Requests Specific guidance will be provided soon about the steps that a DACA recipient must take to resubmit his or her renewal request to USCIS if the filing was rejected due to U.S. Postal Service mail-service delays. Q1...

Young [DACAmented] Americans - Texas Monthly

Dec. 2017, Michael Hall, Trevor Paulhus, Texas Monthly - "It was Halloween morning in County Court-at-Law No. 6, in downtown Austin, and Pedro, wearing a conservative dark suit, blue striped tie, and white shirt, stepped deliberately through the courtroom. He is short and boyish-looking, with a...

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 7, 2017)

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2017 - "Q1: Are any new DACA requests being accepted? A1: No. The DACA policy for accepting new, initial DACA requests ended on Sept. 5, 2017. Q2: Can I still submit a DACA renewal request? A2: No. The due date for DACA renewal requests was Sept. 5, 2017 for recipients whose...

Court Orders Reinstatement of DACA: Inland Empire v. Duke

Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek, Dec. 2, 2017 - "The evening of February 12 began uneventfully for Los Angeles-area resident Jesus Alonso Arreola. The 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico began his shift as a Lyft and Uber driver and picked up a fare in San Diego. The money for the trek...

The Dream Act Could Bring the Rule of Law Back to Immigration Policy

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dec. 7, 2017 - "When President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he also punted. He left it to Congress to decide if the country would extend lawful immigration status, via the long-stalled...

Vox Exclusive: The Postal Service Kept Him From Renewing His DACA, Then ICE Arrested Him

Dara Lind, Vox, Dec. 13, 2017 - "A former DACA recipient who was waiting to reapply for deportation protections, after his initial application was rejected due to postal service delays, is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Vox has exclusively learned...

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 27, 2017)

USCIS, Dec. 27, 2017 - " Based on information provided by USPS regarding the mailing of DACA requests, USCIS is sending letters to affected DACA requestors inviting them to resubmit their DACA request within 33 calendar days. For any such affected DACA requestor who proactively resubmitted his/her...

3 Former DHS Secretaries Urge Speed on DACA Legislation

Jan. 3, 2018 - "We write to you today as Congress considers legislation to allow certain young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the country as children, to be able to continue to live, work and contribute to our country. We write not only in strong support of this legislation, but to stress...

Judge Enjoins DACA Wind-Down: Regents v. DHS

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Jan. 10, 2018 - "In a [49-page] ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Alsup said...

White House Immigration Meeting: Confusion or Progress?

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018 - "President Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, declaring that he was willing to “take...

DACA Back On...For Now

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2018 - "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept...