President Trump’s order rescinding DACA supposedly was designed to give Congress six months to come up with legislation to take its place.
Several lawmakers in California’s congressional delegation are asking Trump’s top immigration official for a meeting, pointing to what they called his “reprehensible” statement on a new so-called sanctuary state law that will limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.
The policy marks a departure from the Obama administration, when an undocumented teen’s request was not reviewed unless she sought federal funds.
Losing that many teachers would have a huge impact on kids, said Viridiana Carrizales of Teach For America, the elite teacher-preparation program that has begun advocating for the program. “We cannot afford to lose so many teachers and impact so many students,” she said. “Every time a student loses a teacher, that is a disruption in the student’s learning.”
Recent findings by the Economic Policy Institute, a D.C.-based think tank backed by labor unions, suggest that public schools are already in a teacher shortage bind: An Oct. 6 report found that given rising student populations, public schools are short by about 327,000 educators.
When a young Salvadoran woman was threatened by a powerful gang, she turned to the United States for help. The violence she suffered while fighting for asylum shows how outdated the system has become.
Supporters of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a coalition of partner organizations plan to protest President Trump’s latest travel ban Sunday with a march through downtown
I am part of the DACA cohort whose protection does not expire until 2019, so I am in a different legal status than those DACA recipients whose protections expire as early as this month. I understand the urgency of those who seek an immediate solution, especially those who secured good jobs or never grew up without DACA. But protecting one class of immigrant group in exchange for crackdowns on others isn’t a deal we can accept.
“They’re really scared,” Quintana told The Daily Beast. “Parents are also scared because, first of all, they’re afraid that [the federal government is]going to use their information to come and deport them.”
Even though it’s not in her job description, Quintana often helps Hispanic parents with their Medicaid and DACA forms, and hears their frustrations and fears first-hand.
“A lot of our Hispanic parents just pray and hope and go with whatever’s going to come basically,” she said.
A GOP senator drew headlines for saying the president could extend a program that helps Dreamers
The White House insists on overhauling how children at the border are treated as part of any deal that protect Dreamers.
When President Trump announced his long list of immigration demands on Tuesday, it threw another wrench into the fraught negotiations over fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era policy that until last month protected some young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.