Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Dreamers In Turmoil After Texas Ruling Blocks New DACA Applications

Federal judge decision puts thousands of lives on hold as many people can’t work or access student loans or scholarships. For Kimberly, an undocumented 20-year-old in Missouri, last week’s decision by a Texas judge to not allow immigrants to file…
San Antonio Activists Urge Immigrants, Allies To Fight DACA Ruling

San Antonio activists and immigrants are heading to Washington D.C. days after a federal judge in Texas ruled the Obama-era program illegal — and they’re encouraging others to follow. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)…
Vilsack Defends Farmworker Changes Against Immigration Attacks

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack batted back attacks from Republicans on the Biden administration’s border policies while discussing migrant farmworker programs at a Wednesday hearing, where Sen. Ted Cruz called Vilsack’s view on immigration “fertilizer.” During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing…
With DACA Hopes Dashed, California Students Look To Congress

Immigrant rights advocates in California and nationwide will focus on pushing the Biden administration and Congress to enact immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, after a judge last week declared DACA unlawful. Thousands of high school and college…
Democrats Launch Immigration Reform Hail Mary

The party has a prime opportunity to go around Republicans, but it involves another battle with the Senate rulebook. Exhausted by years of sputtering immigration talks with Republicans, Democrats plan to try their luck with the Senate’s byzantine rulebook instead.…