Trump Once Promised He Would “Revisit” DACA If Congress Failed To Act. The White House Won’t Say If He Changed His Mind.
Every DACA proposal went down in flames this week, leaving Congress with no clear way forward to protect 700,000 DACA recipients before their legal status expires next month. “The ball is totally in President Trump’s corner,” one Senate Republican aide said.
The Government Could Shut Down Again Because Congress Can't Figure Out A DACA Deal
Congress and the White House are not on course to reach an immigration deal by the end of the month, meaning hundreds of thousands of people could lose their residency status and another government shutdown could be in the cards.
Republicans Just Abandoned The Bipartisan DACA Deal And Democrats Are Threatening To Shut Down The Government
Republicans are tossing out a bipartisan deal to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, brought to the US as children, from deportation. Meanwhile, Democrats insist if a deal doesn’t get done by Friday’s deadline to fund the government, they won’t blink on a shutdown.
Immigration Advocates Call On Progressive Movement For Back Up
As deportations and roundups begin under Trump, Erika Andiola, a DREAMer who worked for Bernie Sanders during the presidential campaign, has turned her attention to her mother's immigration check-in in three months. She hopes she won't be alone.
When Rubio Worked To Stop DREAMer Deportations Before Obama Got Around To It
During the 2012 election, Marco Rubio worked behind the scenes with activists on a DREAM Act alternative. Those advocates say Rubio's involvement worried the Obama administration and forced their hand on executive action on immigration.
Jeb Bush Protested By DREAMer Activists During Speech To U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce
On a day when he repeatedly invoked Donald Trump, including during a private meeting with Hispanic business leaders, Bush was also interrupted by immigration activists asking for the real Jeb Bush to please stand up.
Deferred Action Program For Undocumented Immigrants Generated $422.4 Million In Fees
Immigrant rights advocates pointed to the money, generated since 2012, as an example that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is working. Meanwhile, efforts to expand the program remain stalled in federal court.