Tag: Dream Act (Development, Relief and Education for Minors Act)

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Fate of ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday on the Trump administration’s attempt to shut down a program protecting about 700,000 young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” The case, one of the most important of the term, will address presidential power over immigration, a signature issue for President Trump and a divisive one, especially […]

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How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA

WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before news cameras at the Justice Department in early September 2017 to announce that President Trump was ending deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, he knew the administration had left itself more legally vulnerable than it should have. At a contentious meeting in the White House Roosevelt […]

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Watch Out, America — The Supreme Court Is Back in Session

On Monday, the Supreme Court will begin hearing cases in its first complete term since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, gave the court a newly emboldened right-wing majority. The current five-member bloc has already started overturning decades-old precedents and remaking the law in ways that align remarkably […]

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Theodore Olson, Conservative Stalwart, to Represent ‘Dreamers’ in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The young immigrants known as “Dreamers” have gained an unlikely ally in the Supreme Court. Theodore B. Olson, who argued for robust executive power in senior Justice Department posts under Republican presidents, will face off against lawyers from President Trump’s Justice Department in a case over Mr. Trump’s efforts to shut down a […]

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Beyond Ending Trump’s Policies, Democrats Largely Skirt Questions About Their Immigration Plans

WASHINGTON — One Democratic candidate would post asylum officers at the border to decide immigration cases on the spot. Others would create an entirely new court system outside the Justice Department. Some have suggested reinstating a program that would allow Central American minors to apply for refugee status in their home countries. The Democrats running […]

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No Need to Deport Me. This Dreamer’s Dream Is Dead.

I am a Dreamer. I have lived in the United States since 1995. I plan to self-deport in early 2020. I grew up in Carson City, Nev., from kindergarten until I left for college in Reno. I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. I participated in local soccer leagues as a kid. […]

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Yet More Fear for ‘Dreamers’

Undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children have reason to be disappointed by the Supreme Court’s announcement on Friday that it will consider how President Trump went about ending the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The court could have declined to review challenges to the initiative, […]

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Supreme Court Will Hear ‘Dreamers’ Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may shut down a program that shields some 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, the court said on Friday. The court will hear arguments in the case during its next term, which starts in October, and will probably issue its decision in the spring […]

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House Votes to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship

WASHINGTON — The Democrat-led House passed legislation on Tuesday to grant a path to citizenship to about 2.5 million immigrants whose legal protections President Trump has moved to end, advancing a measure that highlights the bitter partisan differences over immigration. The bill, which passed 237 to 187, with seven Republicans voting yes, would create a […]

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