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 »

ASAE to Push for DACA Fix

President Trump announced Sept. 5 that his administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which offers protection to roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Enacted in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allows undocumented immigrants who are younger than 30 and arrived in… Read more »