Tag Archives: DACA

Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On Ending DACA

Buzzfeed News reports: Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to receive the protections of the Obama-era program for now, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump administration from rescinding DACA as to current recipients. Earlier this week, the …

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Rapper Logic Dons “F*CK THE WALL” Shirt At VMAs

Variety reports: Logic delivered another powerful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, using a backdrop of immigration illustrated by a U.S. Border Patrol graphic and a T-shirt that read “F— the Wall,” referencing President Donald Trump’s proposed border-crossing deterrent. The immigration-themed set featured dozens of advocates for immigrants’ rights and others displaced by Trump’s policies at the …

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GOP Senate Candidate Deletes Her Pro-DACA Video

CNN reports: The office of Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally has removed from public view a video on YouTube of her defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. McSally is currently running in the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake against former state senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who are …

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Texas Leads Red States Lawsuit To End DACA

Courthouse News reports: Texas has made good on its promise to target a program that protects some immigrants from deportation, leading a seven-state coalition that claims former President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012. Joined by the attorneys general of fellow Republican-controlled states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina …

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Federal Court Rules Trump Must Continue DACA

The Washington Post reports: A D.C. federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers,” ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and — for the first time — to accept new applicants. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called the government’s decision to end the …

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Trump: Our Immigration Laws Are An Obama Joke

Glorious Leader had yet another meltdown last night: President Trump urged Congress to act as he lamented that U.S. law does not “easily allow” for those entering the U.S. to be deported to their home countries. The tweet comes hours after senior administration officials said that White House aides and Department of Homeland Security officials are constructing a legislative package …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Calls For Pulling CNN Reporter’s Press Credentials Over DACA Questions

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is calling for Jim Acosta to be stripped of his press credentials after the CNN White House correspondent questioned Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Brad Parscale shared an article from The Daily Caller, which reported that Acosta “yelled at Trump” during the event. Parscale said in his …

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Trump: DACA Is Dead Because Of The Democrats

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday once again called on Congress to pass legislation to protect the U.S.-Mexico border and pressed Mexico to stop “caravans” of individuals trying to enter the United States. The latest tweets from the president come one day after Trump also referenced “caravans” of people entering the United States. The Sunday tweet followed a segment …

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Trump: Mexico Is Laughing At Our Immigration Laws

CNN reports: President Donald Trump again called for an end to the filibuster and said there will be no deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This isn’t the first time Trump has called for a change to Senate rules by invoking the “nuclear option,” which would permit a simple majority to move …

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Romney Boasts That He’s To The Right Of Trump On Immigration, Says Dreamers Don’t Deserve Citizenship

The Huffington Post reports: Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said Monday that he’s more of a hardliner on immigration than President Donald Trump, citing his opposition to citizenship for Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. “I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president,” he told a crowd of supporters during …

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SCOTUS Swats Down Arizona’s DACA Challenge

Reuters reports:  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to provide driver’s licenses to the so-called Dreamers immigrants and refused to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of young adults brought into the country illegally as children. The case centered on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPI reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to give an on-camera press briefing on Monday afternoon. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EST. Sanders likely will face questions about the Supreme Court’s refusal to bypass the usual appeals court process and rule on attempts to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Deferred …

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SCOTUS Snubs Trump, Leaves DACA In Place For Now

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration continue a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. The denial leaves in place the popular DACA program, which has protected some 690,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and enabled them to get work permits. The program had faced …

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Trump: Democrats Have Abandoned Dreamers

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday accused Democrats of abandoning young immigrants after the Senate rejected three separate immigration bills a day earlier. The president’s tweet came a day after senators rejected three proposals that would have resolved the fate of the “Dreamers” — young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump, however, refused to back any …

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White House Vows To Veto Senate DACA Plan

Reuters reports: The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken enforcement of current law and produce a flood of illegal immigration. Ahead of expected Senate votes, the White House said advisers would recommend that President Donald Trump veto the plan to protect from deportation …

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Second Court Blocks Trump From Ending DACA

Reuters reports: A second U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, cannot end in March as planned, a victory for state attorneys general …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today should be another Porter-palooza. The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it’s now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants who have stayed in the country illegally. …

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Trump Warns Of “Last Chance” To Fix DACA

Politico reports: President Donald Trump warned early Tuesday morning that the present round of immigration negotiations over the DACA program “will be our last chance” to reach an agreement on the issue and called for a bipartisan deal. Trump set off negotiations over DACA – an Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children …

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LIVE VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi Has Been Speaking On DACA For Over 7 Hours, Longest House Speech Since 1909

The Washington Post reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the rare step Wednesday of giving a marathon speech supporting Democrats’ attempts to legalize the status of young immigrant “dreamers,” in a bid to pressure Republicans to act. Pelosi (D-Calif.) began talking shortly after 10 a.m., using her right as minority leader to speak for as long as she wants. …

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McConnell Unveils Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in federal spending. The bipartisan accord would lift statutory budget limits by more than $200 billion, provide tens of billions of dollars in disaster relief funding. Senate leaders unveiled the deal Wednesday after months of negotiations — and after Senate Democrats …

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