Category Archives: Immigration

U.S. Supreme Court weighs intervening in “Dreamers” problem

Friday the U.S. Supreme Court could say whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Advertisements

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Bipartisan immigration deal pits moderates against GOP leadership, Trump

Wednesday a group of senators came up with a bipartisan immigration deal that would increase border security and give legal status to the so-called Dreamers, but fall short of President Trump’s “four pillars,” and— if passed —would likely be vetoed.

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Trump Threatens to Veto Immigration Bills that Don’t Meet His Demands

Wednesday President Trump called on lawmakers to oppose a series of bipartisan efforts to address immigration and resolve the fate of the so-called “Dreamers,” demanding fealty to his hard-line approach and increasing the odds of political gridlock as the Senate debates the issue.

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House Conservatives in Open Revolt Over Immigration Reform

Two House Freedom Caucus members say they are determined to push for a tough immigration reform bill that supports President Donald Trump’s plan, rather than “liberal” Senate legislation, The Atlantic reports.

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What is DACA and why is Trump ending it?

In September 2017, the Trump administration officially announced its plan to phase out DACA – which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants, many of whom came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for recipients. However, a recent court ruling rendered that deadline all but meaningless.

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California and feds: Risky business over immigration

Immigration is a sore subject all over the country, but especially in Californication. One main question is just how much to enforce standing law, and how selectively, is often more than a matter of political conflict, striking at the heart of our shared morality for millions on both sides.

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Democrats Lack Leverage on DACA Bill After Budget Deal

According to the Washington Examiner, leading Democrats admit that they haven’t got the leverage to push Republicans on a bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program following the passage of the bipartisan budget bill.

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Durbin faces Harvard mob angry over lack of ‘Clean Dream Act’

Thursday Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin  faced the fury of 100 Harvard University students who were angry that Democrats caved in to Republicans’ demands to reopen the government last month without a deal on DACA.

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ICE raid hits 77 businesses in Northern California

One  month after federal immigration officials raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted another sweep this week in Northern California, officials said Thursday.

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ICE chief warns illegal immigration ‘not going to be OK anymore

The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement excoriated the political enablers of illegal immigration on Wednesday, saying he’ll “never back down” from safeguarding the border.

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