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Legal Fight Over DACA Amps Up Pressure on Reluctant Congress As another court ruling unfolds in Texas, clamor for legislative solution only grows

Aug 8, 2018...Congress could face more pressure to protect “Dreamers” because of court decisions about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows people who were brought to the United States as undocumented children to live and work here temporarily.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Schumer, McConnell at Crossroads on DACA

Jan 9, 2018...The Senate leaders appeared to have different strategies for how to handle next steps an immigration program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Democrats want a plan added to a spending bill to keep the government open past Friday, Jan. 19, while Republicans want the two issues handled separately.

Trump’s DACA Flip-Flops: A Timeline A look at the president's varied opinions ahead of his first State of the Union address

Jan 30, 2018...Since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, President Donald Trump has gone back and forth on his opinion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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.