December 16 2017

Deal on young immigrants now in doubt

December 16 2017, 03:06 | Van Peters

Donald Trump Discusses Immigration Ideas In Dinner With Republican Lawmakers

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Ill., who was speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, a staggering 1,400 Dreamers will lose their work permits and be subject to deportation per day.

"Under a rational bill these individuals would be able to become lawful permanent residents with a pathway to citizenship", Dougherty, assistant Department of Homeland Security secretary for border, immigration and trade policy, responded. But the Trump administration has signaled it is willing to separate border wall and DACA discussions.

The administration said it ended DACA because Obama overstepped his constitutional authority by creating the policy unilaterally and without Congressional approval.

However, there is concern by politicians and activists alike that Congress will not act in time, stripping DACA recipients of their protections with nothing to replace them.

In Oakland, staff at Centro Legal de la Raza organized two major DACA clinics and did one-on-one, in-house renewals since Trump announced the end of the program on September 5.

"We wanted people to open their eyes and to stop and take a look at what was going on around them", said event organizer and UNO student Madi Kleinschmit.

Florida A&M University Broadcast Journalism student Shatanya Clarke disagrees with the administration's decision but believes in meeting important deadlines, especially when it deals with such an important issue. Jerry Brown recently passed legislation providing $20 million to local agencies and non-profit organizations working directly with DACA recipients. "We don't want a situation where my brother, who has DACA, will have relief from deportation, and we will have more enforcement and more ICE agents who end up going after my mom and my dad".

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said using the information that DACA enrollees provided would be wrong.

Still, this has been a tough year for DACA recipients.

Fernanda Garcia submitted a renewal application a few weeks ago during a DACA renewal workshop at the Center for Employment Training in San Jose. "I have talked to the president, I have talked to Gen. Kelly about continuing on the path that we all agreed to indisputably".

"The young people that are affected are very saddened". Plus BIG border security.

Pressed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, about whether that status should stop short of citizenship, Mr. Dougherty said citizenship has to be available to Dreamers.

Lankford's Succeed Act fits all those standards. Last week, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., unveiled the SUCCEED Act (Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education and Defending our nation), a conservative response to the bipartisan DREAM Act. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2001 and the perceived Trump administration position of eliminating DACA entirely.

The administration argued federal courts were ready to strike down DACA as unconstitutional, which would put the dreamers in peril. They are simply trying to be a part of a country that always tell them to dream big and there are endless possibilities.

Dreamers have support from politicians, corporations and institutions across the country. A White House official would not comment on the dinner agenda. Considering Sessions' history, that would be very surprising.

Dougherty told the Senators that the White House's priorities include "border control, expanding the ability to quickly remove people who enter illegally and do not claim asylum, better vetting, reducing visa overstays, reforming non-immigrant business visas and establishing a merit-based system that favors skilled immigrants", according to a Reuters report.

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