One of the co-chairs of I.D.E.A.S., who asked to be referred to as Sam, said in an email that the demands include "a permanent, expanded space for undocumented students, an attorney on campus that takes care of undocumented students' immigrant cases, and a campus wide employment program that does not require a social security number".
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other young immigrants march with supporters as they arrive at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 5, 2018. Some in Congress were looking to the next funding deadline, March 23, as the next potential DACA showdown.
OR legislators recently passed two bills to protect the ability of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to continue to access in-state tuition at state colleges and universities and to renew their driver's licenses.
"I think have you gone too far there", said Tarlov. She said they work twice as hard to move a step forward.
Elissa Steglich, a law professor for UT's immigration clinic, said she is unsurprised that the immigration reform bill failed to even reach a vote.
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Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that "President Trump has the right to end DACA". "Today's decision also highlights a serious problem with the disturbing growth in the use of nationwide injunctions, which causes the Maryland court's correct judgment in favor of the government to be undermined by the overbroad injunctions that have been entered by courts in other states".
"We need to be prepared", he said. "I don't really believe the news anymore because I don't want to get my hopes up". However, hundreds of thousands of Dreamers remain in limbo, as Congress attempts to negotiate a longer-term fix that may offer them a path to citizenship.
Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, chairman of the USA bishops' migration committee, said that the faithful who participated in the call-in day "recognize that protecting these young people from deportation is an issue of human life and dignity, and that a legislative solution is necessary to make that protection durable". She said DACA going back to normal means there is no progress toward a more stable solution. "Unless there is the political will to push through something piecemeal, we will not see any movement on immigration issues".
Then of course, there are the Dreamers who never officially signed up for DACA. And the Supreme Court declined the administration's unusual request to leapfrog the appellate courts and consider immediately whether to overrule those decisions.
As DACA continues to be debated, we want to hear from the people most affected by the issue.
Kevin, a DACA recipient and worldwide relations and global studies sophomore, said he feels like the federal government keeps getting distracted by other issues. But I'll also be sad for my country, knowing that at just the point in my life when I'm finally able to give back for everything I've been given, I may not get the chance.