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Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: Next steps for DACA?

The USCIS accepted the final DACA applications on October 5, 2017. DACA youth can keep their current cards until they expire. Congress must now act to provide permanent protection to DACA youth and all immigrants. The best solution would be for Congress to pass a “clean” DREAM Act. “Clean” means that we will not accept conditions such as the border …

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With DACA termination pending, Mexico working to assist “Dreamers”

By Tere Siqueira With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program scheduled to end unless Congress finds a way to save it, 622,170 “Dreamers” who were born in Mexico and came to the United States as the children of undocumented immigrants are concerned for their safety. The Mexican government hopes to ease their minds. According to the newspaper El …

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“Dreamers” sharing their stories as Congress tries to save DACA

By Tere Siqueira As Congress tries to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), many of the approximately 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who’ve been shielded from deportation by the Obama-era program are sharing their stories. Some DACA recipients – better known as “Dreamers” – have shared videos on social media using the hashtag #HereToStay to outline how the …

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DHS to begin collecting social profiles of immigrants

By Melissa Arroyo The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering launching new data collection efforts on naturalized citizens and green card holders, according to a recent announcement by the Trump administration. Expected to take effect on Oct. 18 after a public comment period, the new, mass-surveillance effort will seek to “expand the categories of records.” The DHS will …

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Not sure which hands control DACA’s fate

Young people whose parents moved them to the United States as children are shielded from deportation and allowed to work here legally through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – for a few more months at least. Tragically, people with DACA status under the Obama-era program will begin losing their protection in March 2018, unless Congress acts before …

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DACA Announcement – What it means:

Initial Applications: • Initial applications already filed will be processed • New initial applications will be rejected Renewal Applications • Renewals already filed will be processed • Current DACAs that expire on/before March 5, 2018 must renew before October 5, 2017. DO THIS NOW! Current DACA holders • DACA holders can keep their status and work permits until they otherwise …

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Trump rescinds DACA program

More than 800,000 students expected to be affected By Chara On Tuesday (Sept. 5), U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Implemented in 2012 by the Obama administration, DACA was designed to help undocumented children get an education and offer youth renewable two-year term work authorizations. Sessions stated …

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Fear: Something most people are feeling

I would be lying if I said that fear hasn’t been one of many feelings I’ve experienced lately while watching the news. I thought that hateful acts by humankind were part of the past. I believed that massive gatherings of people, rallying in favor of hate, only belonged in history books. But in 2017 in the United States, armed men …

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Congressman Cleaver’s Statement Regarding DACA

  (Kansas City, MO) –  Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement in regards to President Trump’s plans to effectively end the DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, program.   “Because I am an ordained United Methodist clergy, I cannot resist saying that Ezekiel 18 is clear, each individual is responsible for his/her own sins. Listen to the text: …

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Deportation of undocumented immigrants increasing

By Chara According to the National Commission of Human Rights (Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos in Spanish) in Mexico, the deportation of undocumented immigrants has increased lately because of the “xenophobic and racist” politics of U.S. President Donald Trump. Since Trump took office on Jan. 20, the number of deportations has increased by 33 percent, compared to the deportations over …

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