Administration Signaling That President Trump Will End DACA: What You Need to Know
Wendy Feliz, American Immigration Council, Aug 25, 2017
In light of speculation that the current administration will terminate the DACA program, the American Immigration Council offers potential outcomes and ramifications for DACA recipients. United We Dream has compiled tips for DACA beneficiaries on their rights going forward, particularly in the case that they encounter federal immigration authorities.
Chicago restaurants organize benefit meal for immigrant children’s rights
(Rebecca Aydin, Chicago Tribune, Aug 28, 2017)
Two Chicago restaurants plan to hold a family meal block party to benefit the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. The event is intended as a call to action to reaffirm the sense of community and to explicitly demonstrate that the community will not tolerate division and marginalization.
ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women and Kids Stranded at a Bus Station Before Hurricane Harvey Struck
(Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Aug 26,2017)
A group of about 50 immigrant women and children, largely Central American asylum seekers, were left at a San Antonio bus station by ICE authorities due to Hurricane Harvey.
As Immigrant Students Worry About a New School Year, Districts & Educators Unveil Plans to Protect Their Safety (and Privacy)
(Mark Keierleber, The Guardian, Aug 21, 2017)
‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown, providing messages of welcome and “know your rights” information to immigrant families.
ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers
(John Burnett, NPR: All Things Considered, Aug 18, 2017)
ICE arrested over 400 people in a recent operation of their Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative. The operation was focused on parents and guardians who had supposedly contracted smugglers to cross their children into the U.S.
Ending Critical Protection for Children from Central America Leaves Thousands in Danger
(Megan McKenna, KIND Press Release, Aug 16, 2017)
Children from Central America face serious danger as the Trump Administration has ended the Central American Minors program (CAM), which has provided them temporary protection in the U.S. from the violence and gang presence in their home countries.
Perdue cites data on immigrant households benefiting from social welfare programs
(Miriam Valverde, Politifact Georgia, August 14, 2017)
2012 research by the Center for Immigration Studies showed that 51% of immigrant-headed households (documented and/or undocumented) accessed some kind of welfare program during the year. However, the accuracy of this statement requires clarification of definitions, context, and scope.
Broward schools to immigrant students: You’re safe with us
(Caitlin R. McGlade, Sun Sentinel, Aug 29, 2017)
Broward schools in Florida have committed to providing support to their immigrant students in response to rising fear of deportation. Supportive measures include education and celebration around culture, diversity and immigration, preparation for potential crises, and resource and information sharing.
How Many People are at Risk of Losing Their Temporary Protected Status?
(Royce Murray, Am Immigration Council, July 26, 2017)
More than a fifth of TPS holders arrived as children under 16 and now have families with citizen children.