Senate Dems May Drop DACA in Budget Deal

Senate Democrats have signaled they may be open to a two-year agreement to lift budget caps on defense and domestic spending without a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that the White House is ending. Protection for so-called “Dreamers,” the undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, was a key… Read more »

Congress Still Negotiating DACA Deal

There were tentative overtures from President Trump this week on a bipartisan deal to protect young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, though those negotiations are complicated by resistance from more liberal Democrats as well as Republican immigration hard-liners. Trump convened a session with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday and outlined the… Read more »

Trump Wants Border Wall in DACA Fix

The White House earlier this week sent a list of demands that President Trump wants included in any deal to turn the expired Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law. In exchange for protecting the 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers, Trump is insisting that Congress provide funding for the construction of a… Read more »

Senate Republicans Unveil New ‘Dreamers’ Bill

Two Republican senators this week introduced a bill that would potentially offer thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers a path to citizenship. The bill, known as the SUCCEED Act, would essentially create a 15-year path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors. The bill would also, however, bar… Read more »

ASAE Sends DACA Letter to Congress

On Tuesday ASAE sent a letter to Congressional leadership imploring them to take action to ensure that individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, are able to work and study and contribute to society without the threat of deportation. ASAE is concerned ending the program would have serious repercussions… Read more »