<p>The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows qualified undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deportation deferral and makes them eligible for work permits. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would take no new applicants and would draw down the program over the course of several years. A federal court ruling in January 2018 required the Trump administration to partially continue to run the program as legal challenges remain. The government is now accepting DACA renewal requests but not new applications. The Trump administration says they are appealing the ruling and will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. In the meantime, DACA recipients are awaiting a solution from Congress to help them to keep their temporary status or to gain a path to legal residence and citizenship.</p>
Young, undocumented immigrants in Arizona are asking lawmakers to help make college more accessible to them.
They haven’t changed their positions on illegal immigration, but conservative immigrants are now contending with the Trump administration’s proposals to curb legal immigration.
What you need to know ahead of a tumultuous immigration debate in Congress.
Until recently, Maria Geneva Reyes’s plan was to transfer to a four-year university. But with the chances of a DACA deal dimming, now she wonders if investing in a college degree is worth it.
Indira Marquez Robles has lived in the US since she was six months old. She knows deportation is a reality, but refuses to feel haunted by it.
By the numbers and their individual stories, the DACA program has given people just starting their adult lives a lifeline.
Mwewa Mwange took a semester off from her university to save money — it's expensive to earn a degree while undocumented. But without DACA, she won't be able to return to finish her degree at all.
His DACA protection and driver’s license are expiring in May, so Jasiel López worries that his drive to school could put him in the path of law enforcement.
Politicians in the nation's capital are debating immigration policy changes. Activists are lobbying for an urgent deal to protect those affected by the Trump administration dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Unless Congress can pass a spending bill by Jan. 19, the federal government will shut down.
Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.