DACA Ten Years Later

DACA Ten Years Later

By JR Holguin, Exclusive to the Journal This June 15 will be ten years since then-president Barack Obama held a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House to announce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. DACA protects children brought to the U.S. unlawfully from deportation and gives them work authorization. […]

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice The 15th of June marks the tenth anniversary of the executive order that ex-President Barack Obama issued creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which […]

Documented Dreamers: Stuck in a Backlog

Documented Dreamers: Stuck in a Backlog

New York, NY – August 17, 2021: Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. (Shutterstock) By Manuel Holgin Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) held a hearing titled, “Removing Barriers to Legal Migration to Strengthen our Communities and Economy.” The hearing was held to discuss how our current […]

Attorney General James Fights to Protect Dreamers, Pushes Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA

Attorney General James Fights to Protect Dreamers, Pushes Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at Wegmans opening day celebration at Brooklyn Navy Yard. – New York, NY – October 27, 2019 (Shutterstock( NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today continued her fight to protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across New York and the rest of the nation. Co-leading […]

Over 250,000 Young People are at Risk of Deportation When They Turn 21

Over 250,000 Young People are at Risk of Deportation When They Turn 21

By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact A lesser-known group of young people who grew up in the United States with immigration status—typically the children of noncitizens who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas—is increasingly at risk of deportation. They are known as Documented Dreamers, and when these young adults turn 21, they “age out” of […]

Biden Administration Wants to re-create DACA Through new Federal Rule. What Does That Mean?

Biden Administration Wants to re-create DACA Through new Federal Rule. What Does That Mean?

Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. – New York, NY – August 17, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Karen Garcia, Jon Healey, LA Times The embattled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to shield thousands of “Dreamers” from deportation is entering an important new chapter, and you […]

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

 Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. – New York, NY – August 17, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact The Biden administration followed through on its Day One promise to create a new regulation to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Catherine Cortez Masto Speaking and Pointing At Nevada State Democratic Convention. – Reno, NV – June 23, 2018 (Shutterstock) By Daniella Diaz, CNN (CNN)A group of Democratic senators, led by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, sent a letter to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services demanding an explanation on processing delays for applications related […]

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a conversation about Northern Triangle countries of Central America and the migrants to the southern border, at the White House, Washington D.C.,22 April,2021. (Shutterstock) By Morgan Chalfant, The Hill Vice President Harris on Tuesday renewed a push for immigration reform, calling on Congress to create a pathway to citizenship […]