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Menendez, other U.S. Senate Democrats vent frustrations after new ruling against DACA 

BY: - September 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Wednesday declared illegal the Biden administration’s revised version of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought into the country as children from deportation, and U.S. Senate Democrats, advocates and the White House on Thursday decried the decision. “I think that Congress should act, but it has been […]

Protesters in front of the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol urged Congress to pass the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, in December 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘We’re just trying to live our lives’: DACA hits 11-year mark still mired in the courts

BY: - June 17, 2023

For more than two decades, Congress has tried and failed to pass immigration reform.

Immigration advocates call again for DACA renewal in Congress, as possible end looms

BY: - October 11, 2022

'If we could just center on the question of Dreamers and DACA in and of itself, I think a … legitimate issue can be resolved,' U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said.

DACA ruled unlawful by federal appeals court, but program continues for now

BY: - October 6, 2022

The case has been returned to a lower court, which will decide the legality of the program that includes more than 600K undocumented people.

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

BY: - October 4, 2021

A lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.

U.S. mayors, including Scranton’s, call on Congress to pass immigration reform | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - July 27, 2021

'It’s right for our economic future. It’s time for Congress to finally act,' Scranton Mayor Paige Congnetti said.

COMMENTARY

On DACA’s anniversary, a Dreamer dreams of a path to citizenship for all | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 16, 2021

'It’s been 30 years and there hasn’t been comprehensive immigration reform,' Mitzi Colin Lopez said.

Immigration advocates push Biden to not only bring back DACA but to expand it

BY: - November 24, 2020

Advocates view reinstating the Obama-era policy as a minimum goal, with deportation protection for DACA recipients’ family members extended as well.

Is DACA doomed? Skeptical U.S. Supreme Court conservatives seem to side with Trump

BY: - November 12, 2019

The high court's conservatives, which now include two Trump appointees, seemed to endorse the legality of the administration’s decision to end the program.