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Breaking: Trump to phase out Dreamers program

Breaking: Trump to phase out Dreamers program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that an Obama-era program granting young adult illegal immigrants tentative legal status in the United States is illegal and will be phased out over the course of six months. The Trump administration opted to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to give Congress time to […]

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Senior White House aides met Sunday afternoon to discuss how to roll out the controversial move affecting hundreds of thousands of Dreamers. By ELIANA JOHNSON 09/03/2017 08:21 PM EDT Updated 09/03/2017 08:25 PM EDT President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according […]

Decoding DACA (and Other Tools Like It)

Decoding DACA (and Other Tools Like It)

    By Mike Smith If America is an idea (and it is), then “American” is ultimately defined by our actions and beliefs—not citizenship statuses. Like it or not, this is our country’s litmus test. It’s also the first equation in any and every immigration issue, if truth is to win over fakery. This includes […]

Donald Trump to nix Obama-era amnesty for Dreamers: Report

Donald Trump to nix Obama-era amnesty for Dreamers: Report

President Trump has decided to end the 2012 deportation amnesty for young adult illegal immigrants, Fox News reported Thursday, citing a senior administration official. The report said an announcement could come “as early as Friday,” and reporter John Roberts said on Twitter that Mr. Trump would allow the program to “lapse.” That would mean the […]

Trump May Let DACA Die by Declining to Defend It in Court

Trump May Let DACA Die by Declining to Defend It in Court

by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY President Donald Trump may keep his campaign promise to rescind DACA — President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program — by allowing a lawsuit by Texas and ten other states to go undefended, according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The Washington Post reports that Kelly — who personally supports the program — met with the […]

Brief Filed Defending State Authority Over Non-Citizens

Brief Filed Defending State Authority Over Non-Citizens

On Monday, May 1, 2017, we filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to support of former Governor Janice Brewer of Arizona, defending Arizona’s right to refuse to issue drivers licenses to beneficiaries of the DACA. We discuss that brief below, but first, wanted to celebrate the filing of … Brewer v. Arizona […]

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo Oxnard, CA National Public Radio station KCRW of Santa Monica, California presented a forum on undocumented immigrants at Oxnard College on January 25, 2017. The forum entailed, Undocumented Under Trump was attended by about a hundred people and was broadcast live. Event Video by Dan Pinedo Award-winning public radio host and host […]

Senator: GOP-led Congress is betraying voters, funding Obama’s entire immigration agenda

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued the following statement warning that the omnibus funding bill would, among other things, fund Sanctuary Cities, the President’s refugee expansion, and quadruple a controversial foreign worker program replacing Americans – all during a time of increasing concerns about […]

Obama’s Executive Action: The nuts and bolts of carrying it out

Obama’s Executive Action: The nuts and bolts of carrying it out

By Sheryl Hamlin On November 20, 2014, President Obama gave an anticipated speech on immigration. He gave the speech and signed the immigration executive action in Nevada. The speech itself outlined conceptually what the President was proposing. The Department of Homeland Security provides an in depth view of the ten (10) areas of change to […]

Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama’s First Executive Action on Immigration

Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama’s First Executive Action on Immigration

by John Sexton President Obama’s executive actions on immigration did not begin with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in mid-2012. It began in 2011 with his announcement of “prosecutorial discretion” on deportations. A few months later the border patrol noted the first uptick in unaccompanied children at the border. There has been an ongoing […]

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