National Immigration Law Center (NILC) announced today that the private information of certain individuals who received three-year work permits under the 2012 DACA program will remain confidential, for now. Last week NILC, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit on behalf of four individuals... Continue »
Ian Millhiser, Editor of Think Progress Justice, has deconstructed the “strange order” issued by Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen yesterday. Hanen’s order, a broadside against the Department of Justice, also takes a disturbing turn by ordering the collection of names of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA.) In... Continue »
Two huge victories this week are poised to dramatically change the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants in New York and California. In New York, the state Board of Regents rejected opposition from Republicans and approved plans to allow DACA recipients to apply for teaching certification, medical-related licenses, and... Continue »
More than 100 Nebraska DREAMers broke into cheers yesterday as the state legislature overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts veto of a bill that would allow DACA recipients to apply for professional licenses. 30 votes were needed to override Ricketts — undocumented youth won 31 in the end. Though the legislation... Continue »
DACA recipients in the red state of Nebraska are a step closer to being able to work as teachers, nurses, and doctors. Yesterday, the unicameral legislature passed a measure 33-11 allowing DREAMers to apply for professional licenses that would let them work in more than 170 professions, “from electricians... Continue »
Gaby Pacheco and Carlos Roa Explain How their Lives Have Changed with DACA With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration executive action case next Monday, two newly-published columns from prominent Dreamer activists and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients Gaby Pacheco and Carlos... Continue »
Here’s a “Trump Effect” we bet he didn’t see coming. It’s true that Donald Trump inspired (for lack of a better word) the entire Republican field to the extreme right on just about every topic, particularly immigration. But it’s also true that Trump’s hate is inspiring Latinos and immigrants... Continue »
It’s no exaggeration to say that millions of lives are hanging in the balance as the Supreme Court is set to take up United States v Texas, the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA. If the court rules in favor of the actions — and the legal... Continue »
DREAMers scored a huge victory yesterday after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 decision from District Court Judge David Campbell and ruled that Arizona must keep issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants protected by DACA. From NBC News: The decision came in the appeal of a... Continue »
Immigration reform has long been a personal issue for Latino voters. According to polling from Latino Decisions, one in three registered Latino voters are related to someone who is undocumented. An additional one in three have a close friend who is an undocumented immigrant. Now, new research from the Center... Continue »