Tom Perez accuses Trump, Republicans of 'holding Dreamers hostage' as deadline passes
06 March, 2018, 02:46 | Author: Edward Snyder
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other young immigrants march with supporters as they arrive at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2018.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields almost 700,000 of the immigrants from deportation was supposed to expire on March 5, six months after President Donald Trump announced he was ending it.
Immigration advocates are holding rallies across the country today in support of Dreamers.
Among the Senate bills that did not advance was a Trump-backed plan that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers - the 700,000 DACA registrants, plus 1.1 million who did not register - in exchange for extra border security funding and dramatic curtailment of legal immigration.
Democrats and some Republicans balked at those demands.
While Congress has thus far failed to find a legislative fix for DACA, dreamers have gotten a stay on today's deadline, with two federal courts blocking the Trump administration from withholding renewals for those who now have DACA protection, and with the Supreme Court declining to take up the White House's appeal of the injunction.
In the attached video, Alexandra Limon reports on protests in Washington, DC, demanding action from lawmakers. "We are anxious and we are scared of being torn away from (our) homes and our community".
Trump initially announced back in September that he planned to end the Obama-era program, giving Congress six months to build a legislative policy mirroring his plans. "Gave them 6 months, they just don't care", Trump said on Twitter. "Where are they? We are ready to make a deal!"
With courts unlikely to rule definitively on immigration before summer, and the case expected to head to the Supreme Court after that, Congress is not expected to act before the mid-term elections in November. That date is no longer in effect after several recent court rulings.
However, the United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, William Alsup said this proposal violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). That created a massive backlog of renewal applications, which can take three to five months for the agency to process. Here is where DACA stands on the day it was set to expire: WHAT IS DACA?
That means tens of thousands of DACA enrollees may lose their DACA protections while they wait for their renewals to go through. Deportation arrests have surged more than 40 percent under Trump.
That fear is intensified by the fact that ICE has been arresting higher numbers of undocumented immigrants who haven't committed any crimes beyond their immigration violations.
The fight over DACA has sparked a grueling monthslong battle, one that has pitted Democrats in Congress against Republican lawmakers who say the program is an overreach of power. "Especially with my family, I am anxious about not being able to see them". The program provided work permits and two-year reprieves from deportation that could be renewed.
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