DACA Recipients Missed Last Chance Renewal Deadline

Friday, 06 Oct, 2017

Despite activists' pleas and the urging of a federal judge, Sessions has not budged on the October 5 deadline, condemning thousands of DACA recipients to potential deportation when their permits expire.

For Sonoma County immigrants participating in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Thursday's final renewal deadline came and went with a sense of uncertainty, but also hope. Those with permits expiring after March 5 were not given an opportunity to renew them after Trump eliminated the program. Among the groups that have formed up to advocate for Dreamers is the Oregon DACA Coalition, which has been awarding "scholarships" to people scrambling to re-apply for benefits.

Salma Mayorquin, an undocumented campus senior and DACA recipient, said she believes the future of DACA is "unstable".

Rights group filed two separate federal lawsuits Thursday aimed at protecting "Dreamers" - immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. He wants Congress to act on a solution for dreamers, before DACA expires on March 5th.

The Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman said Tuesday that legislation allowing young immigrants known as "Dreamers" to stay in the United States doesn't need to be linked to funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. "My DACA expires in December of 2018", Garcia said.

The Department of Homeland Security set today's deadline for those whose DACA and related work authorization permits expire between September 5 and March 5, 2018.

"It was not fair to give a group of people rights and then take them away, this is the United States, we don't do that here", Sally said, "And yet, it's been done". Quinonez said the money could be one of the major reasons for the applicants not being able to apply for a renewed protection status.

Santiago came to the United States from Mexico at the age of 5, sitting alongside his younger brothers in the backseat of a auto driven by people pretending to be his parents.

Undocumented students rallied on the University of MI campus to raise awareness of their needs ahead of the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, said 111,565 of the eligible 154,000 people have sent in their forms.

President Trump said he wanted to help DACA youth, but he couldn't resist making them a political football. Federal immigration authorities reported that 9,000 people received DACA status in Rhode Island and MA.

But such a request would spark backlash from Democrats and many Republicans, who panned a similar White House-endorsed bill from GOP Sens. While people say they knew it was temporary, they're scared Congress isn't going to come up with a solution for the Dreamers in the six months President Trump as allotted them.