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‘Dreamers’ Left Behind in $1.3T Budget Bill

March 22, 2018 |

Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $ 1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Trump some of his border wall money, and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. With an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government…

2 Immigrant Stars Stick Up for Dreamers

March 5, 2018 |

The fate of Dreamers in the US is still up in the air , but at the Oscars Sunday night, two presenters offered their support to this vulnerable group. Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani took the stage to offer the award for best production design, with Nyong’o deadpanning, “We are the…

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request on Dreamers

February 26, 2018 |

Some good news for “Dreamers,” though it could prove temporary: The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The justices on Monday refused to take up the administration’s appeal…

Trump Blames Democrats for Failing to Protect Dreamers

February 16, 2018 |

Lawmakers had three chances to protect Dreamers from deportation in the form of three separate bills voted on by the Senate on Thursday. None passed , and President Trump laid the blame on Democrats on Friday, the Hill reports. “Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the Democrats….

Bipartisan Immigration Bill for Dreamers Falls 6 Votes Short

February 16, 2018 |

The Senate voted on four immigration bills Thursday, Reuters reports. All four failed, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dreamers to once again fear deportation. The toughest loss was a bipartisan bill written by eight Republicans, seven Democrats, and an Independent, which fell just six votes short of passing, according to…

Senators Reach Deal on Dreamers, Wall

February 15, 2018 |

A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Trump’s demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Though the compromise was announced by 16 senators with centrist views on the issue and…

Pelosi’s Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

February 8, 2018 |

Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the “Dreamer” immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any…

1.8M Dreamers Could Get Citizenship in New WH Plan

January 26, 2018 |

The White House has released what it calls a “compromise” plan on immigration that gives 1.8 million Dreamers a chance at citizenship—but also includes a host of anti-immigration moves that Democrats are likely to find unacceptable, CNN reports. “This is kind of a bottom line for the president,…

Trump Dims Prospects for ‘Dreamers’ Deal With Crude Remark

January 14, 2018 |

The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the “Dreamers.” What’s News Asia

Jeff Bezos gives ‘Dreamers’ $33 million to pay for college

January 13, 2018 |

​​​​Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, donated $ 33 million to fund 1,000 scholarships for Dreamers, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

The money will go to TheDream.US, the largest scholarship program for Dreamers. Each student receives…

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