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Texas Leads States in Legal Challenge to DACA Program Move opens a new front in fight over status of undocumented childhood immigrants

May 1, 2018...Texas and six other states filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Tuesday seeking to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, arguing that the 2012 executive order that created it is unlawful.

DACA Ruling Could Open Door for More ‘Dreamers’ Administration failed to describe unlawfulness of program, judge says

Apr 25, 2018...The number of “Dreamers” protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could nearly triple if the Homeland Security Department cannot convince a federal judge that President Donald Trump had a good reason to end it.

Ryan Talks DACA Solution, Pelosi Says Iran Deal Withdrawal ‘Dangerous’

May 10, 2018...Highlights of leadership news conferences today include: Speaker Paul D. Ryan said work with the White House and Democrats is a must for him in the search for a DACA solution. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., criticized President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

At Least 17 Republicans Sign Discharge Petition To Force Votes on DACA Bills If all Democrats were to sign, which is not certain, a total of 25 Republicans would be needed

May 9, 2018...At least 17 House Republicans are ready to put some force behind their calls for a “queen of the hill” rule to set up a series of immigration votes, signing a discharge petition that could launch the winner-take-all legislative process against GOP leaders’ wishes. 

Trump: Democrats ‘Nowhere to Be Found’ On DACA

Mar 7, 2018...President Donald Trump said to a Latino business group that Democrats are “nowhere to be found” on a solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Spending Bill Unlikely to Include DACA Fix White House, Democrats talking past one another

Mar 20, 2018...Prospects are dim that a short-term patch that would extend a program protecting about 690,000 “Dreamers” from deportation will be included in the upcoming fiscal 2018 spending bill.

Trump Again Declares DACA ‘Dead,’ Rips Mexico and Democrats Worried about ‘caravans’ of immigrants, president vaguely calls for legislation

Apr 2, 2018...Updated at 9:49 a.m. | President Donald Trump on Monday morning again declared “dead” the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields 690,000 undocumented individuals from deportation and provided few specific policy demands in calling on Congress to pass “Border Legislation.”

Supreme Court Declines to Step Into DACA Fight Move means status of immigrants to remain in limbo for now

Feb 26, 2018...The Supreme Court announced Monday it won’t immediately step into the legal fight over the Trump administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Trump Threatens to Veto Omnibus Over DACA and Border Wall Much of Congress departed D.C. after votes, assuming Trump would sign bill as another shutdown looms at midnight

Mar 23, 2018...President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering vetoing the omnibus spending bill passed overnight because it does not solve the DACA issue or fully fund his southern border wall.

Mass House Democrat Defections Likely On Omnibus Without DACA Commitment ‘We believe this is a very, very critical issue to be resolved,’ Hoyer says

Mar 21, 2018...Dozens of House Democrats are likely to vote against the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill if the final deal, which leaders hope to announce Wednesday afternoon, does not include a commitment to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.