From The Washington Post
“But as so often with such debates, perceptions lag reality. Nearly half (48 percent) of immigrants these days have college degrees, as a fact sheet from the Migration Policy Institute last year showed. A quarter of technology company start-ups between 2008 and 2012 included at least one foreign-born founder. As incomes and education levels rise …Continue Reading »
From New York Magazine
“The really disorienting thing about the proposal is that it abandoned the narrow ground of prior negotiations, which revolved around Dreamers and various forms of border security — in other words, the plight of undocumented immigrants and how to prevent more of them from entering the country illegally. (Yes, the proposal’s demand …Continue Reading »
“Stakeholders working toward a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, likely including border security, are not giving up hope. But the White House’s and some Republicans’ insistence on adding new restrictions to legal immigration and the left’s opposition could be an insurmountable gap.
The White House on Thursday released its proposed framework …Continue Reading »
From ABC News
“On the heels of a three-day government shutdown over immigration, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and ‘This Week’ Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz traveled through four states along the U.S.-Mexico border to take the pulse of some people who will be directly impacted by changes in immigration policy.
Raddatz interviewed immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally …Continue Reading »
From The Washington Post
“Since the Trump administration announced in September that it would phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrants and their advocates have protested, flooded congressional offices and been arrested in acts of civil disobedience, all in an effort to force a vote on legislation that would allow dreamers …Continue Reading »
“The White House will roll out a ‘legislative framework’ next week to address the group known as Dreamers and make other reforms to the U.S. immigration system, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.
Sanders said the White House would offer what it believed was compromise legislation that could bridge a gap on …Continue Reading »
“As Congress and the White House wrangle over an immigration deal, with not much to show for it, all sides — from liberal Democrats to President Donald Trump — insist they want an agreement that offers protections to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
But unlike most partisan disputes, which have two …Continue Reading »
“‘I have believed that for months that there is no caps deal without DACA,’ said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), referring to strict spending caps that Democrats and Republicans hope to increase for their own defense and domestic priorities. ‘I think sequentially DACA has to come first.’
To be sure, Democrats have lost some leverage to …Continue Reading »
“The immigration debate involving young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children and Trump’s demand for funding to build a wall on the southern U.S. border is playing out days before a potential government shutdown as soon as the end of this week. Democrats are demanding that deportation protections for 800,000 young immigrants be …Continue Reading »
“Hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants facing deportation won a court order temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s decision to end the so-called Dreamer program in March.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the government’s argument that the courts can’t review whether the president improperly decided to terminate the program, Deferred …Continue Reading »