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[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
An Undocumented Immigration Attorney Reacts to End of DACA

September 10, 2017
Courtesy of KHSU
Like many of her clients, immigration attorney Dulce Garcia’s future in the U.S. is in a state of uncertainty.
Garcia was brought by her parents to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 6 years old. She is one of 230,000 undocumented immigrants in California who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration rescinded Tuesday.
An Undocumented Immigration Attorney Reacts to End of DACA

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[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Why Trump’s Immigration Gambit Will Likely Backfire

by Ronald Brownstein 
September 7, 2017
Courtesy of The Atlantic
President Trump may have hoped to increase pressure on congressional Democrats to accept other hardline elements of his immigration agenda this week by rescinding the program that has protected from deportation about 800,000 “Dreamers,” young people brought to the country illegally by their parents.
But it’s more likely Trump has triggered a process that will divide Republicans, further estrange him from the business community, and ultimately paralyze Congress

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Top 5 Things You Should Know About DACA

September 12, 2017
Courtesy of We Are Hear To Stay
(En espanol)
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump Administration, announced an end to the DACA program.Here are the top 5 things to know about his announcement

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
#WordsMatter

September 8, 2017
Courtesy of Define American
Phrases such as “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien”  replace complex legal circumstances with an assumption of guilt. They effectively criminalize the personhood of migrants, instead of describing the legality of their actions. Being in the U.S. without proper documents is a civil offense, not a criminal one. Underscoring this, Supreme Court Justice  Anthony Kennedy has said: “As a general rule, it is not a crime for a movable alien to remain in the United States.”

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fear Of Being Deported Keeps This Undocumented Mother From Providing For Her Children

by Adam Salandra
September 1, 2017
Courtesy of Logo
Airing September 1 on Logo, Forbidden aims a spotlight on the struggle of being both LGBT and an undocumented immigrant.
The doc profiles activist Moises Serrano, who has dedicated his life to fighting for LGBT rights and immigration reform.
The 27-year-old activist is especially focused on the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama-era program that allows children who arrived in the U.S. without proper documentation to stay in the country and receive social security numbers.

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s Move to End DACA and Echoes of the Immigration Act of 1924

by Jelani Cobb

September 5, 2017
Courtesy of The New Yorker
From the outset, the rearguard movement that is Trumpism has been honest, at least, about its intentions to deliver the United States back to an earlier era in its history. We have heard this sort of appeal to an Edenic past from conservative politicians for decades—for so long, in fact, that those who wished to avoid the more alarming implications of Donald Trump’s resentment agenda could see him as simply a more rough-hewn version of that variety. They imagined him capable of the fabled …

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[6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
#DefendDACA

September 5, 2017
The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, and its allies, will peacefully protest outside the office of Sen. Thad Cochran in Jackson, MS on Friday September 8th, from 11:30AM to 2:00PM.
We demand that Mississippi stands by its #DACA recipients and protect the students, doctors, lawyers, teachers and workers that have helped build our economy and contributed to our culture.

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[6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

September 5, 2017
Courtesy of Dept of Homeland Security

The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Defend ‘Dreamers’

by Houston Chronicle Staff
September 5, 2017
Phew! Don’t you feel better? And safer? And more principled?
No, we’re not talking about this community’s heroic response to Harvey. We’re responding, sarcastically, to President Donald Trump’s hypocritical decision regarding the Obama-era executive order known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The order provides so-called Dreamers two-year work permits and a reprieve from deportation.
 On Tuesday, the president took the Pontius Pilate approach to the plight of DACA recipients, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
State leaders comment on Trump’s decision to phase out DACA program

by Donesha Aldridge
September 5, 2017
Courtesy of WJTV
Some of Mississippi’s state leaders are commenting on President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference.
President Trump said he isn’t going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to act.