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Dreamers fear deportation while being essential workers

About 1 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients are considered essential workers, and losing DACA status has become a big concern for those working jobs on the front line - from doctors to maintenance workers - during the pandemic.... Read more»

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DACA recipients’ future uncertain – again – after latest court ruling

A federal judge’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful - the latest in a string of reversals and renewals - should have no practical impact on more than 600,000 covered immigrants for now, but it is sure to have an emotional impact.... Read more»

Groups urge patience with DACA future riding on Biden administration, courts

President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who've been living in the country for over a decade from deportation, but a federal lawsuit could make or break DACA.... Read more»

Obama administration asks Supreme Court for new DACA hearing

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a lawsuit between the federal government and 26 states, including Texas and Arizona, over two programs intended to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

After outcry, judge delays sanctions in immigration case

The Texas-based judge that last year put a hold on President Obama’s executive order on immigration decided on Tuesday to also suspend a controversial punishment he had recently issued to the administration’s attorneys.... Read more»

Obama's lawyers ask Texas judge to rethink immigration order

The Obama administration has asked a Brownsville-based judge to rethink an order that requires the federal government to turn over the private information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

Justice Dep't asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy. ... Read more»

Federal judge orders ethics classes for Justice Dep't attorneys

The Brownsville-based judge who halted President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration has decided that ethics classes are in order for the attorneys who defended the policy.... Read more»

In Tucson, Supreme Court immigration decision will come down to families

Two women, who recently faced the separation of their families through deportation, voice their support of two executive immigration policies under review by the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments Monday. ... Read more»

Supreme Court will review immigration lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will review a lawsuit over the legality of President Obama's executive orders, announced 14 months ago, that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

Supreme Court delays taking up Obama immigration case

A lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration was not among the cases the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear, leaving in limbo two programs that could shield millions of unauthorized immigrants, including parents of legal residents and U.S. citizens from deportation.... Read more»

High court denies Texas 30-day extension in immigration case

The Obama administration won a small but significant battle on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Texas’ request for an extra 30 days to respond to the White House’s petition for review of a controversial immigration case.... Read more»

Texas asks for more time to respond to immigration appeal

The Texas Attorney General’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for an extra 30 days to respond to the Obama Administration's appeal of lower court rulings that have blocked controversial changes in immigration enforcement.... Read more»

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Appeals court rejects Obama immigration programs

The fate of two Obama administration programs intended to shield the parents of Americans and lawful residents from deportation may hinge on a Supreme Court decision after a lower court again refused to remove an injunction keeping the program from going forward.... Read more»

Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

Grijalva to host immigration forum Friday

While the fate of two deferred action programs resides with a federal appeals court, Rep. Raúl Grijalva will host an immigration forum at the West Campus of Pima Community College on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ... Read more»

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