Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey Associated Press January 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — Seeking a shutdown solution, President Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading temporary protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. But it was not clear the offer would trigger a breakthrough, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the anticipated proposals as a ‘‘non-starter.’’Trump planned a speech from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room at 4 p.m. EST. His emerging proposal was confirmed by three people familiar with his thinking. They were not authorized to publicly discuss the plans before his remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity.Trump was expected to offer support for bipartisan legislation, known as the Bridge Act, … [Read more...] about Trump expected to offer ‘Dreamer’ protections in exchange for border money
He became the first "Dreamer" to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, but for recent Harvard University graduate Jin Park, the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty. The 22-year-old, who lives in New York City, risks not being allowed back in the country if he enrolls at the University of Oxford in England in the fall.President Trump's administration rescinded the option for overseas travel for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, or DACA, when Mr. Trump moved to phase out the Obama-era program in 2017.But travel abroad, which was allowed under limited circumstances such as academic study during the Obama administration, should still be permitted because the federal courts have upheld the program for now, argue Park and his supporters."If I leave, there's a very real possibility that I won't be able to come back. That's the biggest fear for sure," said Park, whose family came to the U.S. from South Korea when he was 7 years old. "I haven't really … [Read more...] about “Dreamer” Rhodes scholar fears inability to return to U.S.
Philip Marcelo, Associated Press Updated 10:10 pm PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 Harvard University graduate Jin K. Park, who holds a degree in molecular and cellular biology, poses at Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Park, who was named a Rhodes Scholar along with 30 other Americans in November, entered the U.S. illegally as a child, moving to Queens borough of New York City with his family. The undocumented student, who participates in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), is not sure if he'll be allowed back in the U.S. after his studies in the United Kingdom. less Harvard University graduate Jin K. Park, who holds a degree in molecular and cellular biology, poses at Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Park, who was named a Rhodes Scholar along ... more Photo: Charles Krupa, AP … [Read more...] about Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ fears he can’t return to US
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) promised immigration activists on Monday that Democrats will bring an amnesty bill to the House floor to give DREAMers the protections they “deserve” in the next Congress “as early as possible.” Hoyer, who will become his party’s Majority Leader in the next Congress, spoke at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Virginia and said he will be working “to move legislation that would provide DREAMers with the relief they deserve and a permanent pathway to citizenship” in addition to protecting those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).“There are few certainties in our politics these days. But one thing that is certain is that as Majority Leader in the next Congress, I will bring legislation to the Floor that addresses our immigration challenges,” Hoyer said to cheers. Hoyer made his remarks a day before House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck … [Read more...] about Hoyer: Dems Will Pass Amnesty Bill DREAMers ‘Deserve’ ‘as Early as Possible’
By Tatiana Sanchez | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 8, 2018 at 11:11 am | UPDATED: November 9, 2018 at 6:09 am A federal appeals court ruled that President Trump can’t immediately end the program that granted the nation’s so-called Dreamers protection from deportation, dealing his administration a significant blow and setting the stage for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel, upheld a nationwide injunction blocking the White House from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era program has protected about 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, including 200,000 in California. The court’s ruling came as Trump doubled down on his push to restrict immigration. The administration Thursday announced new rules giving the president sweeping authority to deny asylum to … [Read more...] about New life for DACA: Supreme Court likely next stop for Dreamers