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Trump immigration plan grants 1.8mn ‘Dreamers’ path to citizenship

A White House memo to Congress outlining President Trump’s plan for a bipartisan immigration reform deal calls for the termination of chain migration and visa lotteries, but more than doubles the number of “Dreamers.” In a one-page memo leaked by a congressional source on Thursday, the White House outlines the framework for an immigration plan that would require lawmakers to ...

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‘Dreamers’ protest outside Schumer’s home & office over DACA

Immigration activists gathered outside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) home and office to protest his deal with Republicans to end the federal government shutdown without protections for so-called “dreamers.” On Tuesday night, dozens of protesters met under the arch at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park before marching over to Schumer’s Prospect Park West home with signs that ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $ 33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is ...

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‘Bill of love’ promised for Dreamers as high stakes immigration reform negotiated

President Donald Trump is urging lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution to the so-called Dreamers and border security in “a bill of love.” However, as midterm elections loom, negotiations on immigration are heating up. “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from a comprehensive immigration reform,” Trump said during a televised meeting with ...

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‘Here to Stay’: DREAMers take over Senate building, demand immigration reform

More than a dozen people were arrested after hundreds of illegal immigrant students walked out of classes to march on Capitol Hill. Protesters urged Congress to pass permanent DACA protections for ‘DREAMers’ brought to the US illegally as children. Over 1,000 DREAMers filled the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday to demand Congress pass a “clean Dream Act,” two months after ...

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Dreamers need not panic over Trump's plan to end DACA

President Obama giveth, President Trump taketh away. In a cynical attempt to pressure Democrats to support his anti-immigrant, build-the-wall agenda, word is that the President is planning to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, one of the most successful immigration program in decades. Think of it: Of the approximately 800,000 young people granted DACA, 95% are in school or working. ...

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Trump says DREAMers program decision to come in next few days

President Trump said Friday he’ll make a decision on a program that protects so-called DREAMers from deportation “sometime today, or over the weekend.” “We love the DREAMers. We love everybody,” the President told reporters during an unrelated event. His remarks come as the White House faces pressure from 10 states that plan to challenge the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood ...

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Trump might protect Dreamers for border wall, tougher immig laws

President Trump’s aides have been urging him to use Dreamer immigrants as a “bargaining chip” in a deal to secure funding for a Mexican border wall and stronger immigration laws, according to a report. Several of the President’s top advisors, including his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, are pushing Trump to protect Dreamers — children brought into America ...

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President Trump won't cut off work permits for Dreamers

WASHINGTON — President Trump won’t cut off work permits for Dreamers, immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who have registered with the government, the administration announced late Thursday night. The move is the most solid sign yet that Trump will make good on his post-election promise not to go after that specific group of immigrants, a reversal of his ...

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