Monthly Archives: February 2018

“There just isn’t room in people’s hearts right now” and other immigration news—February 8, 2017

Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida wants an extension of TPS for Haitians, but she doesn’t have much hope for it. “There just isn’t room in people’s hearts right now,” she told McClatchy news. That’s true for more than TPS. … Continue reading

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A nine-year-old’s deportation story

Alma David:   1/ The day of my 9 year old client’s immigration court hearing, as we were riding the elevator down from my office, a man got in and smiled and asked my client if he was going to school. “No, … Continue reading

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What happened today in DC and where that leaves DACA and Dreamers now—February 7, 2018

In a nutshell: the Senate leadership agreed to a spending deal for the next two years, without any provision for DACA and Dreamers. They say the Senate will begin debate on DACA on Friday. Timeline: February 6: House passed a … Continue reading

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All Drama, No Dream and other immigration news—February 6, 2018

Congress has already thrown Dreamers under the bus. No one can see a path to passing legislation to protect Dreamers by March 5. Senate Democrats already settled for a meaningless promise from McConnell to debate some unspecified DACA bill—not to … Continue reading

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Dreamers and Dollars and other immigration news—February 6, 2018

Congressional wrangling over Dreamers and some kind of budget resolution continued throughout Monday, with a House vote on something expected on Tuesday. The latest attempt to legislate a solution for Dreamers, the McCain-Coons bill, appeared to gain traction in the … Continue reading

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New Dreamer deadline this week and other immigration news—February 5, 2018

Sunday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) will introduce new legislation for Dreamers on Monday. The Hill repeated the WSJ report (which is behind a paywall), saying that the legislation includes … Continue reading

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Racism, ableism, weaponizing words and other immigration news—February 2, 2018

U.S. immigration law began with racism—the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882— and ableism, denying entry to “all idiots, imbeciles, feeble-minded persons, epileptics, insane persons … persons with chronic alcoholism…” The first two articles in today’s post describe this history in … Continue reading

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