Is Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring responsible for USCIS’ recognition this week about one of the rights of DREAMers? Back in April, the newly sworn-in AG made headlines when he declared that Virginia DREAMers are eligible for in-state tuition — and paved the way to accessible opportunity when Republicans in... Continue »
As DACA Renewals Announced and on One Year Anniversary of Steve King Vote to Defund Program, Polling Shows Why Obama Administration Should Build on Successes of DACA In polling analysis that should embolden the Obama Administration to use their existing authority to deliver broad executive relief, the Washington Post... Continue »
From Michael Shear and Ashley Parker at the New York Times today comes the latest article gauging the state of play re: the White House and executive action on immigration enforcement.  A DHS review is under way, and Secure Communities is rumored to be getting a reboot — but no... Continue »
Over the weekend, House GOP leaders have been making positive noises about holding votes on immigration reform next year. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure that happens. So far, those House leaders have allowed only one immigration vote: Steve King’s amendment to defund DACA and... Continue »
Yesterday, we learned that the Bipartisan Policy Center has concluded, somehow, that President Obama should not expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to other immigrants facing deportation because that action would “undermine” the effort to pass immigration reform. From BPC: “Some immigration reform advocates, frustrated by the slow... Continue »
In a move widely condemned as unnecessary, vengeful, and vindictive, Jan Brewer’s Arizona this week announced that it would no longer issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who receive deferred action. Last year, on the very day that President Obama’s deferred action for DREAMers / DACA program began, Jan Brewer... Continue »
In today’s Washington Post, former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff trots out the typical Republican complaints about President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “I understand when the decision was made not to deport the so-called ‘Dreamers’ it was seen as very humane. But for people skeptical and... Continue »
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tells CNN this morning, “Last year, almost everybody in my conference would have agreed with me on this immigration issue…This year it seems after the presidential election a spell has been cast over a good number of Republicans and they seem to think the presidential election... Continue »
The following is a press release from United We DREAM: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which protects many DREAMers from deportation and provides them the opportunity to work and fulfill their dreams.  DACA is the most significant victory for immigrant... Continue »
A US district court in Texas today dismissed Kris Kobach’s lawsuit against the deferred action (DACA) program which has for almost a year now granted DREAMers temporary relief from deportation. The suit was dismissed on procedural grounds, and the court held that the Civil Service Reform Act–a law governing... Continue »