DACA

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown is hopeful that Congress can come up with some sort of plan to assist the children of illegal immigrants. Many of these children are in a state of limbo now that President Trump has overturned the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Brown says the latest version of the ‘Dream Act” that would grant a conditional green card to current DACA recipients sounds promising, but she worries what it might take for it to actually pass both houses of Congress:

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is filing a lawsuit involving multiple states over President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

The attorney general, who earlier this year successfully sued the Trump Administration over a travel ban affecting mostly Muslim nations, said the newest lawsuit cites the Presidents order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA as “arbitrary and capricious”.

DACA Supporters Rally In Yakima

Sep 6, 2017

Yakima County, Washington, predominantly voted for Donald Trump during the general election. But just hours after President Trump announced he was ending the DACA program in six months, 75 DACA supporters gathered downtown.

In announcing the president's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stressed the legal arguments for that decision.

Erik Erazo says the end of the DACA program threatens all the things that the young people he works with have achieved.

"You see in their eyes the fear, that's the heartbreaker," says Erazo, a high school counselor in Olathe, Kan.

Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET

With President Trump's announcement on Tuesday that his administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the White House made clear it wants a legislative solution from Congress to protect the roughly 800,000 "DREAMers," who came to the U.S. illegally as children and now could face the possibility of deportation.

The Trump administration's announcement that it is phasing out the DACA program drew swift condemnation from higher education officials in Oregon Tuesday.

Washington state's top lawyer Bob Ferguson said his office is coordinating a joint lawsuit with other Democratic attorneys general in order to protect young immigrants from deportation. The Trump administration plans to phase out the so-called DACA program.

President Trump's decision to rescind an Obama-era policy deferring action against children of undocumented immigrants is drawing scattered protests around the country.

Hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the widely anticipated announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the White House. They shouted "We are America" and "We want education. Down with deportation."

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The announcement that the DACA program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be ended doesn’t sit well with two Spokane women. One is an American citizen who immigrated from Mexico nearly 30 years ago. The other is a Pakistani woman who came to the U.S. five years ago and expects to become a naturalized citizen soon.

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