Tag: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

At the Border and in Washington, White House Digs in on Wall

McALLEN, Tex. — President Trump traveled to the border on Thursday to escalate his demands for a wall with warnings of crime and chaos on the frontier, as the partial government shutdown neared a milestone Day 21 and Senate Republican efforts to break the impasse collapsed in Washington. On Friday, […]

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‘No Wall, No Deal,’ Pence Says as Shutdown Drags On

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence flatly declared on Thursday that there could be no agreement to reopen the government without funding for President Trump’s border wall, laying out terms that Democrats had already rejected even as he called on them to negotiate an end to a partial shutdown that […]

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Supreme Court Votes Friday on Whether to Fast-Track DACA Appeal

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday that it will hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump has the legal authority to end DACA. President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program for illegal aliens in 2012. In 2014, Obama expanded DACA into DAPA (Deferred […]

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News Analysis: The Border Wall: How a Potent Symbol Is Now Boxing Trump In

WASHINGTON — Before it became the chief sticking point in a government shutdown drama that threatens to consume his presidency at a critical moment, President Trump’s promise to build a wall on the southwestern border was a memory trick for an undisciplined candidate. As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential […]

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Billionaire Kochs Plot DACA Amnesty, Vow Not to Support Trump in 2020

The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor class organizations will push an expansive amnesty for illegal aliens this year while vowing not to financially support President Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. In a leaked email obtained by Time Magazine, the Koch brothers’ network of organizations — which includes Americans for Prosperity, the LIBRE Initiative, […]

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In Newly Divided Government, Who Will Control the Political Agenda?

WASHINGTON — America will get its first taste of divided government under President Trump this week when a Democratic House tries to wrest control of the political agenda from Mr. Trump, who appears determined to keep the focus on border security, immigration and his “big, beautiful” wall. After the midterm […]

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The Number of Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. Has Dropped, a Study Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways.

Shortly after then-candidate Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, he suggested that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States could exceed 30 million. But a new study puts the number far lower and shows a significant decline over more than a decade. The study, published by the […]

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Why Big Law Is Taking on Trump Over Immigration

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Corporate lawyers at Paul Weiss, a prestigious Manhattan law firm, often spend their days scouring the fine print of client documents and government regulations. But for the past few months, they have been on […]

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Koch Brothers: Congress Must ‘Seize’ Lame-Duck Session, Pass DACA Amnesty

The GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers are asking the Republican-controlled Congress to “seize” upon the lame-duck session to pass amnesty for more than a million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Koch brothers’ network of libertarian organizations — including the LIBRE Initiative, Freedom Partners, and […]

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Plutocrat Koch Brothers Look to Ram Through DACA Amnesty Before New Year

The pro-mass immigration GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers will “work aggressively” before the year’s end to obtain amnesty for the 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Koch brothers’ network of organizations — which campaigned for Democrats’ open borders policies in the midterm elections […]

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Who Owns the Supreme Court?

The Trump administration’s treatment of the Supreme Court as a wholly owned subsidiary is one of the most compelling dramas now unfolding in Washington. Whether this drama plays out as comedy or tragedy is up to the court. “Comedy” may be an odd word in this context, but I have […]

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From Trump to Kobach: How the Populists and American Union Workers Are Taking Back the GOP

American union worker support for populist-nationalist Republicans may have started with President Trump, but it’s not ending with him as many in the pundit class had predicted. In 2015, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told Chuck Todd in the midst of the Republican primary for president that “probably every” union worker in the United States said […]

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Judge Upholds Order for Trump Administration to Restore DACA

A federal judge on Friday upheld his previous order to revive an Obama-era program that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, saying that the Trump administration had failed to justify eliminating it. Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia gave the government 20 days to appeal his […]

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Hollywood Elite Hit the Streets to Protest Border Enforcement

Dozens of Hollywood stars will hit the streets from Los Angeles to Boston on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s illegal immigration enforcement. Celebrities including Scandal star Kerry Washington, trans actress Laverne Cox, John Legend, and his wife Christine Teigen, and cast members of shows such as Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, and Vida will all take […]

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Why Do We Value Country Folk More Than City People?

Terrified children, shattered families and an archipelago of invisible gulags for the disappeared are not “the will of the people.” These horrors are the result of the disenfranchised metropolis and perverse, anti-majoritarian legislative rules, which have allowed a minority of mainly small-state representatives in one branch of Congress to stymie repeatedly the overwhelming popular desire […]

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Fact Check of the Day: No, Democrats Don’t Want ‘Open Borders’

All 193 Democrats in the House and 23 moderate Republicans have signed a “discharge” petition to force a vote on that bill and other immigration proposals. In the Senate, all but one Democrat voted for similar immigration legislation sponsored by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware. And all […]

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Congress Doesn’t Seem to Know Its Own Strength

When the history of the cruel policy of family separation is written, constitutional theorists will record that more than 2,300 children were taken from their parents at the border because the legislative branch lost its appetite for legislating. Even as he signed an executive order ending the practice, President Trump repeatedly blamed congressional Democrats for […]

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House Leaders Delay Vote on Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants

It would offer a six-year renewable legal status to Dreamers, who would be eligible for a new visa program that would offer green cards based on factors like education, employment and English proficiency. In turn, they could become citizens. To respond to children being separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy […]

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Steve King: Trump Should Veto ‘Lame-Duck’ Paul Ryan Amnesty Bill

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) charged in a statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump should veto “lame-duck” Paul Ryan’s amnesty bill, which would grant amnesty to criminal illegal aliens. According to data gathered and released at the request at Congressman King, roughly 60,000 immigrants, including 10 accused of murder, have been granted temporary status thanks […]

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House Immigration ‘Compromise’ Would Mean Sweeping Changes

WASHINGTON — An immigration bill pitched as a compromise between conservative and moderate Republicans would make sweeping changes to the United States’ immigration system while establishing a special visa program that would give young undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens based on factors like employment and education. The draft bill, circulating among lawmakers on […]

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Paul Ryan Says Trump Is All In on Next Week’s Immigration Votes

WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan told a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday that his plan to bring two immigration bills up for a vote next week had the approval of President Trump, who is enthusiastic about the effort, according to a person who attended the meeting. Whether either bill can pass is […]

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