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DACA Update: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal of DACA Ruling

In September, the Trump administration announced that it would shut down the DACA program on March 5. Since then, two federal judges have ordered the administration to maintain major components of the program while legal challenges move forward. In January, Judge William H. Alsup of the Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled that the […]

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Updating the DACA Issue

As expected, immigration was a central focus of President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, as he walked listeners through the latest DACA proposal. “For over 30 years, Washington has tried and failed to solve this problem,” Trump said. “This Congress can be the one that finally makes it happen.” The President has […]

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From the Desk of Rosanna Berardi: The Government Shutdown

Late last week, the federal government shut down. While this isn’t completely out of the norm, what is unusual is the fact that the controversy focused on our U.S. immigration system. President Trump’s presidential campaign and first year of office focused heavily on comprehensive immigration reform. The Immigration and Nationality Act hasn’t been formally amended since 1996 and […]

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Breaking News: Trump Administration Announces End to DACA Program

The Trump Administration formally announced this morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which allows young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States. The program currently protects an estimated 800,000 people known as “DREAMers,” who entered the country illegally as children. The DACA program was formed through executive […]

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Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

The House of Representatives last week voted to remove a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asked the Secretary of Defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called “Dreamers,” can join the military if they have work authorization. During the last five months, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 of […]

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