Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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DACA could end in federal court. Most of today’s high school graduates can’t get protection from the program anyway. 

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — or DACA — provides protection from deportation and work athorization to some undocumented people brought to the US as kids. It’s a lifeline that’s fading away. 

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‘You hit this glass ceiling’: Undocumented US students returned to Mexico struggle to continue their college studies

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María Teresa Navas Mejía, a long-term employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received her green card thanks to Carina De La Torre and students in Colorado Law’s Immigration Defense Clinic.

Colorado law students gain ‘powerful’ lessons providing free legal services to immigrants

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The office of the Culinary Workers Union is seen through a car window in Las Vegas, Nov. 9, 2020. The union represents 60,000 people, most of them immigrants, in the Las Vegas area who work in the hospitality industry. 

Undocumented people bring grassroots organizing skills to the labor movement

Cars head along FDR Drive next to the Manhattan skyline in New York

A New York proposal could allow noncitizens in the city to vote in elections

DACA recipient Nohemi Salas is enrolled in the dental hygienist program at Community College of Denver and received Colorado state financial aid to help pay for college. 

Colorado joins handful of states that give financial aid to undocumented college students

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One of the biggest barriers to attending and finishing college is money. Yet, most undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Students stand in a line in front of the US Supreme Court with signs that read "Home is here"

A new generation of DACA youth depends on Biden for support


DACA was introduced in 2012 by the Obama administration to protect undocumented youth from deportation.

President-elect Joe Biden's Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas speaks at The Queen theater, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware.

How Mayorkas might shape US immigration policy during the Biden administration

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If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as DHS secretary. 

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents look at women and children

Trump proposes harsh asylum rules disqualifying many applicants


The proposal includes a number of changes that would make it more difficult for applicants to gain asylum in the US — including changing which applicants would get asylum hearings in the first place.

Plumes of smoke rise into the sky over buildings.

As protests against police brutality continue, Twitter sanctions Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’

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Demonstrators outraged over police brutality in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, took to the streets in Minneapolis for the third straight night. A border dispute between China and India is ratcheting up. And secret documents obtained by NBC suggest Russian trolls are seeking to stoke unrest in the US.