Dreamers in state of limbo as DACA stalls in court

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, officially ended Monday, but courts have allowed parts of the program to continue.

And in February, a federal judge in NY issued another preliminary injunction that also blocked Trump's efforts to end the program. But multiple federal judges ruled that the justification the Trump administration was using to terminate the program was shaky at best - and ordered DHS to resume renewing all existing DACA permits. The pro-immigrant factions in Congress have so far blocked any of his proposed legislative changes; hopefully they will continue to safeguard the limited paths to legalization that now exist. "We need a permanent solution.122 of them are losing status everyday", says Perez.

Sadly, it has become increasingly clear that the President's words were nothing but lip service.

Another Dreamer who worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign explained that the reason they were protesting at the DNC was because the Democratic Party has had many opportunities to support them, but has failed to do so.

But the rate of people applying in January was concerningly low, said Philip Wolgin, who works on immigration policy at the progressive Center for American Progress research and advocacy organization.

"He's attending school, taking test doing well as well as planning meetings talking to people networking letting them know who he is what he's trying to advocate for", friend, Erika said.

"The people of this state want a humanitarian and fair resolution, a path to citizenship for everyone", said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, citing a Marquette poll.

Last month, Democrats forced a brief government shutdown over the issue, demanding that the Senate's Republican leaders set aside time to debate immigration.

Immigrant-rights activists who are USA citizens and who are supporting the Dreamers will also cancel their membership in the Democratic Party in order to make their point, the organizations said. After excelling in high school, she graduated with a degree in engineering from IIT and now works as a transportation engineer for a downtown firm.

Congress has yet to come up with a solution for the DACA Act, and if they can't, the future of thousands will lie in the hands of the Federal court.

"It's March 5th and the Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA". "After they lose their work permit, what's going to happen?" She said she hoped DACA recipients would receive a pathway to stay in the country they call home. In fact, their lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take the appeal out of order because, they argued, the federal judge's ruling halting the deportation of young people with DACA creates "a national emergency". Ending DACA in September also meant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was no longer accepting new applicants. The other way Brown said DACA could continue is action from Congress.

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