While a federal judge on Wednesday declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, he declined to order an immediate end to the program and the protections it offers to recipients.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22 once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children in place for at least the next several months. The court’s inaction is […]
The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and 21 Progress, a Seattle-based community organization, announced on Oct. 16 that they will provide assistance in paying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal application filing fees. The scholarship funds are available to individuals who have or previously had DACA status, have a completed […]
By JOCELYN GECKER and SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Choi faces an uncertain future in the United States due to an immigration issue that President Obama attempted to cure but now is muddled in a prolonged legal battle. Choi, 30, who was born in South Korea but came to the United States with her parents at a […]
By Marissa Vichayapai Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Three years after the start of Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), a federal program which provides certain undocumented immigrants protection from deportation, a social security number, a work permit, and other benefits, enrollment of eligible Asians and Pacific Islanders continue to be disproportionally low, while gaps […]
By Mayu Takeda and Sanam Malik Generation Progress With news that the president’s executive action to provide deferrals from deportation for undocumented immigrants will continue to be blocked and Congressional inaction on immigration reform a foregone conclusion, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, remains […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Immigration reform is delayed while Texas prepares to battle the executive order against federal courts. On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration reform. On Feb. 15, in the case of Texas vs the United States, a Texas District Court obtained a temporary injunction to halt […]
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and 21 Progress announced a partnership to help undocumented Asian Pacific Islander youth connect with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) resources.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Although a government program gives undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain status and prevent the possibility of deportation, few Asian Pacific Islanders are utilizing the program.