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Why Congress Can’t Ignore the Health Impact of DACA


Nearly 700,000 young immigrants will spend the next six months in limbo, waiting to see whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed them to legally live and work in the United States, will get a lifeline or be allowed to expire—potentially sending them back to home countries they barely know.…   continue »

A Dream Deferred: Rescinding DACA Makes Us Less Secure


While rescinding  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, fits comfortably into the thematic vision of “America First” that resonates so well with President Donald Trump’s voter base, in reality the far-reaching ramifications of this anti-immigration decision are devastating and deeply undermine American values.…   continue »

Don’t Let Trump Hide Behind the Constitution in Ending DACA

On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally announced its decision to end one of President Obama’s signature immigration accomplishments—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). Designed to protect Dreamers, that policy has insulated from deportation as many as 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children.…   continue »

Keeping Central American Kids Out, Continuing the Violence

A boy holds his brother in front of the shack he shares with his family in a gang-infested neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

As we process the news that President Donald Trump is ending the DACA program, we shouldn’t forget that last month, Trump sealed the fates of more than 2,700 children attempting to flee criminal violence and economic malaise in Central America.…   continue »

The San Antonio Smuggling Tragedy: Don’t Let Trump Hijack the Story


The scene of last week’s San Antonio smuggling tragedy is painful to think about: more than a hundred people crammed into a 170-degree tractor-trailer, desperately clawing at the sides of the vehicle, gasping for air. Now, with 10 dead and dozens more hospitalized, Trump administration and local officials are using this tragedy to argue for stricter border enforcement and a crackdown on human smuggling.  continue »

Seriously? The Court Intended to Exclude Grandmas from the Preliminary Injunctions? [UPDATED with Hawaii motion]

I just wanted to add a brief follow-up to the excellent posts by Leah Litman and by Ryan Goodman and Adam Cox on the absurdity of the Administration’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s modification of the travel-ban/refugee-limit preliminary injunctions.  [UPDATE:  The Hawaii plaintiffs have just filed a motion for clarification, consistent with much of these posts, in district court.]

The Administration has announced (see last night’s State Department cable and also FAQ No.  continue »