DACA explicitly prohibits criminals from eligibility. Trump smeared DACA recipients as such anyway.
The first step is for the Supreme Court to make things right for these young would-be citizens. But the court can only provide a temporary remedy. The second step is for Congress to pass a permanent solution and provide DACA recipients and their families a pathway to citizenship. Reforming our democracy is the long-term solution we need to ensure that everyone is represented in government and can play a role shaping our great country.
Three appeals courts have ruled against Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants deferral from deportation and work permits to nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.
My grandpa was an undocumented immigrant. I think his dreams of a better life for his family must have been very similar to the dreams of the parents of the young people with DACA status, who protested on the steps of the Supreme Court last week.
They want the governor to stop prison officials from holding parolees until they can be picked up by federal immigration officials. They also criticized him for vetoing Kalra’s legislation that would have barred private security companies from entering prison grounds to pick up immigrants for deportation.
Polls show the program to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation is broadly popular. Democratic organizers see an opportunity to mobilize voters if it is ended.
The United States has the world’s highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday.
On tour at a converted maquiladora that now holds nearly 600 Central Americans.
It pushes back on the idea that health insurance is a “welfare magnet” for immigrants.
“Unfortunately, some of the individuals in the MPP program are actually going outside the shelter environment,” said Morgan. “They’re re-engaging with the cartels because they’re tired of waiting. And that’s when we’re hearing that some of that further abuse and exploitation is happening.”
“You’re literally sending people back to be raped and killed,” he said. “That’s what this is.”
“It’s just fundamentally wrong what the administration is doing,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Tuesday flanked by DACA recipients. “Let’s see who stands for the dream and who wants to snuff it out.”
Those who have attended a naturalization ceremony are invariably struck by a profound realization: Becoming American is not about race or religion but about agreeing to a set of principles and values embedded in our history and our Constitution. Making it harder to become part of the American family may be politically convenient but it runs straight against those values. And if California is any example, it will inevitably backfire.