The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows qualified undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deportation deferral and makes them eligible for work permits. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would take no new applicants and would draw down the program over the course of several years. A federal court ruling in January 2018 required the Trump administration to partially continue to run the program as legal challenges remain. The government is now accepting DACA renewal requests but not new applications. The Trump administration says they are appealing the ruling and will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. In the meantime, DACA recipients are awaiting a solution from Congress to help them to keep their temporary status or to gain a path to legal residence and citizenship.
A federal court ruling gives the government 90 days to explain why it changed the immigration policy — or to begin accepting new DACA applicants.
Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.
Most DACA recipients are from Mexico, but those who are not say it’s important that they speak up.
A new contract could give the federal government a way to track license plates. But it’s with a private company that is collecting a lot of data, which concerns the mayor of Alameda, California.
They haven’t changed their positions on illegal immigration, but conservative immigrants are now contending with the Trump administration’s proposals to curb legal immigration.
What you need to know ahead of a tumultuous immigration debate in Congress.
Until recently, Maria Geneva Reyes’s plan was to transfer to a four-year university. But with the chances of a DACA deal dimming, now she wonders if investing in a college degree is worth it.
Indira Marquez Robles has lived in the US since she was six months old. She knows deportation is a reality, but refuses to feel haunted by it.
By the numbers and their individual stories, the DACA program has given people just starting their adult lives a lifeline.
Mwewa Mwange took a semester off from her university to save money — it's expensive to earn a degree while undocumented. But without DACA, she won't be able to return to finish her degree at all.