DACA

California News: Attorney General Becerra Defends Dreamers in DACA Hearing Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Justice today continued to defend Dreamers before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case Regents of the University of California, et al., v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al. Today, California sought to uphold its nationwide injunction, initially secured in January, … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Becerra Defends Dreamers in DACA Hearing Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

SAN FRANCISCO  | 1st appeals court to weigh Trump’s decision to end DACA

SAN FRANCISCO  — FOR MOVEMENT OVERNIGHT MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. Courtney edited. NN The Trump administration will try to convince a U.S. appeals court that it was justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday will be the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | 1st appeals court to weigh Trump’s decision to end DACA

South Carolina Attorney General Wilson Joins Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is part of a coalition of seven states that filed a lawsuit today against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully present aliens without congressional approval. … Continue reading South Carolina Attorney General Wilson Joins Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

Trump rails against sanctuary cities amid immigration talks

WASHINGTON/March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump convened some of the nation’s top law enforcement officials Tuesday to rail against so-called sanctuary cities as he continues his crackdown on jurisdictions that flout federal immigration laws. He accused cities that fail to cooperate with immigration authorities of putting the nation at risk by releasing “thousands … Continue reading Trump rails against sanctuary cities amid immigration talks

Supreme Court declines to decide fate of ‘Dreamers’ just yet

WASHINGTON /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federals appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case affecting “Dreamers” will have … Continue reading Supreme Court declines to decide fate of ‘Dreamers’ just yet

Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

WASHINGTON/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it’s now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants living in the country illegally. Trump, in an early-morning tweet, said Congress must act now to provide legal protections to young “Dreamer” immigrants even as legislation faces an uncertain prospect in Congress. “Wouldn’t … Continue reading Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget

WASHINGTON /February 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure in hopes of obtaining a recorded vote on … Continue reading Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget

New budget barrier: Pelosi opposes pact if no ‘Dreamer’ help

WASHINGTON /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The House’s top Democrat swung out against a bipartisan budget deal taking shape in the Senate on Wednesday, splashing cold water on a two-year plan packed with almost $400 billion worth of additional funding for the Pentagon, domestic programs and disaster aid. That raises anew the possibility of a … Continue reading New budget barrier: Pelosi opposes pact if no ‘Dreamer’ help