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Trump Wants Hard-Line Measures in Return for DACA Deal

List makes no attempt at compromise, Democrats complain

(Newser) - The "deal" with President Trump on DACA that top Democrats spoke of last month is still very much a work in progress—and the two sides are so far apart that it might not happen at all. In a list of "principles" released by the White House Sunday... More »

With Deadline Hours Away, 36K Hadn't Sent in DACA Renewals

Renewal submissions are outstanding from about 23% of those eligible

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night, the AP reports. Under a phase-out plan announced by the president last month, more than 150,000 people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action... More »

Democrats Say They Have Deal With Trump on Dreamers

Pelosi, Schumer announce plan after White House dinner

(Newser) - In a move that stunned many Republicans, Democratic leaders announced Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Trump to protect Dreamers from deportation in return for funding extra border security—but not a wall. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced the... More »

15 States Sue to Block End of DACA

They accuse Trump of being motivated by bias

(Newser) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the US government Wednesday to block President Trump's plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants , saying it was motivated by prejudice against Mexicans. Legal experts, however, say evidence of bias is not strong in the case involving the Deferred... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Legalizing' DACA

He says he will revisit issue in 6 months if Congress can't 'legalize' it

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—but his actual position on the policy is still something of a mystery. Trump says he will look at his decision again if Congress can't "legalize" DACA, the Hill reports. "Congress now has 6... More »

Obama Speaks Out to Defend DACA

Calls Trump's decision to end it 'cruel' and 'contrary to our spirit'

(Newser) - “To target these young people is wrong—because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating—because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love." Barack Obama in a Facebook post Tuesday publicly condemned the... More »

Sessions: We're Ending 'Dreamers' Program

White House says it is phasing out DACA

(Newser) - Bad news for "dreamers." The White House is indeed phasing out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as kids, reports the AP . Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the anticipated move Tuesday morning, per Reuters . Sessions called the Deferred... More »

Trump Will Kill DACA: Report

Sources say he'll end Obama-era program, but with a 6-month delay

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, reports the AP . The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, would be intended to... More »

GOP Leaders Urge Trump to Leave 'Dreamers' Alone

Ryan, Hatch, more say Congress should find a DACA solution

(Newser) - With President Trump promising a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday afternoon or sometime this weekend, a number of powerful Republican lawmakers—including House Speaker Paul Ryan—encouraged him not to end it. DACA—enacted by President Obama in 2012—allows immigrants brought to the US... More »

CEOs Come Out in Droves to Fight for 'Dreamers' Program

They urge president to keep DACA

(Newser) - The almost 800,000 young "Dreamers" protected from deportation by President Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy could be in for some very bad news as soon as Friday. With a Sept. 5 deadline set by anti-DACA Republican lawmakers looming, Trump is expected to announce a... More »

One of the Tractor-Trailer Victims Grew Up in Virginia

Friends blame 'broken immigration system' for death

(Newser) - At least one of the 10 people who died while crammed into a tractor-trailer outside a Texas Walmart grew up in America and was making the dangerous journey to be reunited with his relatives. Frank Fuentes, 20, was brought to the US as a toddler and graduated from JEB Stuart... More »

'Dreamers' Safe Under Trump—for Now

Memo says program for young undocumented immigrants will stay

(Newser) - On the fifth anniversary of President Obama's "Dreamers" program, the Trump administration included the following single line in a memo to the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday: "The June 15, 2012 memorandum that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect.... More »

Trump's Least Favorite Judge to Hear DACA Deportee Case

Legal analysts say there's no conflict of interest

(Newser) - President Trump is likely to be no fan of this scenario. US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump accused of being a "hater" and a "Mexican" when he presided over a lawsuit involving Trump University, will hear the case of a man who says he was deported by... More »

Man Believed to Be First DACA Deportee Sues US

Juan Manuel Montes says he was 'scared and confused' when stopped by US officials

(Newser) - A 23-year-old man sued the federal government over his deportation to Mexico, saying he was entitled to remain in the US under a program shielding people who came to the country as young children. Juan Manuel Montes' attorneys say their client is believed to be the first known person who... More »

Feds Detain 1st DREAMer in Immigration Raids

Seattle man was brought to US as a child

(Newser) - The first case of many? A man brought to the US from Mexico as a child is being detained by immigration authorities despite having been granted a work permit under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, Fusion reports. Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, was arrested when Immigration and... More »

Trump to Start 'Immigration Blitz'

He plans to issue orders on border wall, sanctuary cities

(Newser) - The clock is ticking on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office and he isn't dawdling over implementing the most controversial parts of his platform. The president plans what the Washington Post describes as an "immigration blitz" this week with executive orders on several areas of immigration... More »

Texas Judge Blocks Obama Immigration Order

He sides with 26-state lawsuit

(Newser) - A federal judge in Texas has issued an order banning officials from implementing "any and all aspects" of President Obama's executive order on immigration, just two days before the first applications for deferred deportation were to be received. US District Judge Andrew Hanen decided that a lawsuit led... More »

Arizona Gov. Brewer: No State IDs for Young Illegals

Brewer issues executive order as Obama's program begins

(Newser) - As young illegal immigrants lined up to apply for President Obama's deferred-deportation program yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made it clear where she stands on the issue. Brewer yesterday issued an executive order stating that young immigrants granted work permits under the program would not be able to receive... More »

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