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Latino Student Makes DACA History

Santiago Potes scores an incredible academic achievement

(Newser) - Santiago Potes has made history as the first Latino DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship—but he's far from bragging about it, CBS Miami reports. The Columbia University graduate gives all the credit to his elementary school teacher, Marina Esteva: "She was one of the biggest blessings... More »

Judge Throws Cold Water on 'Dream Act' Suspension

Chad Wolf wasn't 'lawfully' in position when he suspended DACA, judge says

(Newser) - Looks like DACA was wrongly suspended this summer because the acting Homeland Security chief didn't belong there —at least not in the eyes of the law, NBC News reports. Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled Saturday that Chad Wolf, acting Homeland Security secretary, "was not lawfully serving" in the... More »

Town Haller: Trump's Smile Rocks, but My Vote's for Biden

Paulette Dale drew attention for complimenting president at town hall

(Newser) - There were plenty of attention-grabbing moments during President Trump's Thursday night town hall in Miami, but one attendee managed to steal some of the spotlight from him when she gushed over his looks. "I have to say, you have a great smile," Paulette Dale said to a... More »

Big Question for Young Immigrants: Now What?

They won a reprieve at Supreme Court, but Trump signals he'll go after DACA again

(Newser) - The Supreme Court gave young, undocumented immigrants in the US reason to celebrate Thursday when it blocked President Trump's attempt to end protections for them. But one key point quickly emerged in coverage: The court decision was a narrow, procedural one, meaning this is more of a reprieve than... More »

'Do You Get the Impression the Supreme Court Doesn't Like Me?'

Trump, Obama have very different reactions to DACA ruling

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's surprise decision on Thursday to reject President Trump's attempt to end protections for young, undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children elicited very different responses from two men central to the case—Trump himself and predecessor Barack Obama, whose administration created the Deferred Action... More »

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Big Loss

Justices reject attempt to end protections for young immigrants

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign, per the AP . For now, those immigrants retain their protection from deportation and their authorization to work in the... More »

Court Looks Ready to Give Trump Wish on Immigrants

But we won't know fate of DACA for sure until the spring

(Newser) - It's a big day for Dreamers—the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects the immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. No... More »

Supreme Court to Take On Trump vs. 'Dreamers'

Decision on DACA expected by June 2020

(Newser) - The Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation. The justices' order Friday sets up high-stakes legal arguments in late fall or early winter, with a decision likely by June 2020 as Trump seeks re-election, reports the AP . Trump ordered an... More »

ICE Grabs 'Dreamer' Flight Attendant

Selene Saavedra Roman is held for over 5 weeks

(Newser) - A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the US... More »

Trump Offers 'Compromise' Plan to Dems

The president would extend DACA protection for a border wall

(Newser) - In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange or his long-promised border wall, the AP reports. But while Trump cast the move as... More »

More Bad News for Trump on His DACA Decision

Appeals court rules against president

(Newser) - A US appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot immediately end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept in place a preliminary injunction blocking Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for... More »

Judge Orders DACA Program to Be Restarted

Judge John Bates says DHS 'inadequately explained' rationale for ending program

(Newser) - Back in April, US District Judge John Bates gave the Trump administration 90 days to provide some kind of rationale for why the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, aka DACA, was unlawful, which is what the Department of Homeland Security claimed when the program was officially rescinded in... More »

Texas, 6 Other States Sue to End DACA Once and for All

They want to see end to 'Dreamers' program

(Newser) - Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation, the AP reports. The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood... More »

Judge Orders Government to Restart DACA

He says decison to end program was unlawful

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious." US District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote that the decision to... More »

Trump Hits Mexico Again: 'Our Country Is Being Stolen!'

President calls on Democrats to agree to tougher border laws

(Newser) - President Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Mexico over the weekend, and he picked up right where he left off on Monday morning. In multiple tweets, Trump said Mexico must do more to stop "caravans of people" heading into the US, blasted Democrats for weak border laws, and again... More »

No More Drugs or I'll Nix NAFTA, Trump Warns Mexico

Nation must 'stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow,' president says

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to issue a warning to America's neighbor to the south. "Stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA," Trump wrote, as CNBC notes, before he explicitly linked the renewed trade negotiations to his... More »

Sen. Kaine Says Trump Is 'Lying' or 'Delusional'

Virginia senator heats up DACA blame game

(Newser) - Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine fired back at President Trump Sunday over DACA's demise, which Trump blames on Democrats. "He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine says on CNN’s State of the Union, per Politico . "If President Trump believes in DACA, all he... More »

'Ridiculous Situation' Over: Trump Signs $1.3T Spending Bill

He said he felt he had to for the 'military,' but he's 'unhappy' about DACA and lack of funding for wall

(Newser) - He sent DC into a tizzy Friday morning by threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill that was passed by Congress, but by early Friday afternoon, President Trump said he'd sign off on the omnibus initiative after all, per CBS News . At a White House press conference... More »

Trump Stuns DC With Threat to Veto Budget Bill

He's upset it doesn't deal with Dreamers or his proposed border wall

(Newser) - Congress passed a last-hour spending bill early Friday, but the risk of a government shutdown remains: President Trump is threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending plan, reports the Hill . Trump complained that the measure doesn't address the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and doesn'... More »

'Dreamers' Left Behind in $1.3T Budget Bill

'No bill of this size is perfect,' Ryan says

(Newser) - Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Trump some of his border wall money, and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. With an end-of-the-week deadline to fund... More »

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