Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Several beneficiary 'dreamers' met Tuesday at the city hall to share their experiences in the deferred action program for arrivals during childhood.
Defensores de los inmigrantes, líderes comunitarios y "soñadores" destacaron hoy el cambio que la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) supuso para 800.000 personas y anunciaron marchas mañana para recalcar que "ha funcionado", cuando se cumple su quinto aniversario.
This undocumented immigrant, without a criminal record, must fly on August 17 back to Guatemala, even though his sons and his wife are American citizens.
María Sotomayor, is the deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. She came to the US in 2002, when she was 10. In 2012 became recipient of DACA. Just a few weeks ago, María got her 'green card". These are her views on the DACA issue in times of Trump.
Michelle Angela Ortiz, a native from South Philly born to Latino immigrants, is one of the nine artists from around the country awarded $100,000 for their demonstrated commitment to social engagement.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has managed to get favors from the counties: paying them daily for the number of undocumented people remaining in custody.
The new White House administration is considering a new policy that could extend the powers of the Department of Homeland Security to deportations of undocumented immigrants across the nation.
Community and religious groups today urged Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign "as soon as possible" the Trust Act that will turn the state into a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
Immigration agents have received new instructions to take action against ALL undocumented immigrants they may find while on duty.