Union Voter Registration, Deferred Action Response Possible Boosts for Democrats

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 1:00 pm

Two items that have nothing to do with last night’s debate could end up having a greater impact on the Presidential race (or, at least, Democrats hope so). First, before the debate, when asked to elaborate on his new position that he would not cancel the deferred action status for DREAM-eligible immigrants, Mitt Romney added [...]

Romney: I Won’t Cancel Deferred Action Status for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 7:15 am

In a move that could increase participation in the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Mitt Romney said in an interview with the Denver Post that he would not deport those young immigrants approved for the program. “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, [...]

So Far, Obama Administration’s Deferred Action Program Approves Just 29 Applicants

By: Friday September 28, 2012 8:19 am

The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been operative since August 15. The conflicting but mostly positive reports show tens of thousands of applicants for the two-year reprieve for undocumented immigrants who meet the requirements of having come to this country as children, and completed some level of college or served [...]

Anti-Immigrant Conservatives File Suit Against Administration’s Policy of Deferred Action for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Fresh off reshaping the immigration plank of the GOP platform in the most extreme manner possible, Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, has sued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over the Obama Administration’s new deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy, which enables eligible undocumented immigration to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation [...]

Federal Court Blocks Some of Alabama Immigration Law, but “Papers Please” Here to Stay (For Now)

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:35 am

Federal courts have consistently trimmed back attempts by states to write their own immigration laws. The Supreme Court overturned much of the Arizona immigration law in June, and federal judges have done the same to parts of laws in several Southern states. We saw another example of this yeterday, when the 11th Circuit Court of [...]

DREAM-Eligible Youth Line Up by the Thousands to Apply for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:01 am

It’s only the first day, and we’ll have to wait for the numbers over a longer time horizon; but if these lines and these stories are any indication, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program inaugurated yesterday was a wild success. Thousands of young illegal immigrants packed government centers across the nation Wednesday and [...]

Deferred Action Program for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Begins Today

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 6:15 am

Young immigrants brought to America as children can apply for deferred action status starting today. If they qualify for the program, they can obtain a two-year work permit, which would make them ineligible for deportation. This will not put these immigrants on a path to citizenship, but it will give them temporary relief so they [...]

1.76 Million DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Potentially Eligible for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 12:19 pm

A new study from the Migration Policy Institute suggests that 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants could be eligible for deferred action status, under the Obama Administration’s new policy, which kicks off August 15. The DREAM-eligible immigrants who can be helped by this policy are those who were brought to America before the age of 16, have [...]

More on the $465 Fee for DREAM-Eligible Deferred Action Applications

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:35 am

The other day, I noted that the application for DREAM-eligible immigrants for deferred action status, enabling them to avoid deportation and stay in the United States with a work permit for two years, will cost $465. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security, will handle the applications. [...]

Romney Outlines Immigration Plan

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 11:05 am

Mitt Romney just addressed the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Orlando, and in tandem with the speech, his campaign released what they’re calling a “strategy for bipartisan immigration reform.” The campaign sought to erase lingering doubts about his response to the Obama Administration’s deferred action order for DREAM-eligible undocumented immigrants. And I’m not [...]

Republicans Still Discombobulated on Immigration After Deferred Action Announcement

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 10:55 am

Republicans are really in a pickle with this immigration order by the President last week. Outside of some fairly pro forma statements about Constitutional separation of powers (and incorrect ones; prosecutorial discretion is squarely in the purview of the prosecuting office), they have not formulated anything approaching a response. You can see that with the [...]

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