Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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A Texas judge blocked DACA protections, ramping up pressure for congressional action

BY: - July 16, 2021

A Texas judge on Friday blocked the federal government from granting temporary work permits and deferral from deportation to first-time applicants to the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program. 

Feds slow to process new DACA applications, creating 55k case backlog

BY: - July 6, 2021

The federal government has been slow to approve thousands of applications it received this year for people who had been blocked from protections granted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for more than two years.


DACA recipients, families and advocates will push for permanent immigration status

BY: - June 17, 2021

Local and national immigrant rights groups made a promise to mark the 9th anniversary of the federal program benefiting thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children: Those young people who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals won’t be celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary.

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: - March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children.

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New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

BY: - March 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House.

New FHA lending rules give Dreamers path to ‘the American dream’

BY: - January 29, 2021

Homeownership is again within the reach of nearly 641,000 young adults nationwide who benefit from the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program, thanks to a change implemented on Jan. 19 at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Biden’s first day brings immigration reforms, but AZ leaders will push for more

BY: - January 21, 2021

On the afternoon of President Donald Trump’s last day in office, a 44-year-old woman from Venezuela walked to a downtown Nogales port of entry to request asylum for her seven-year-old daughter and her 76-year-old aunt. 

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

BY: - January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years.

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DACA ruling ‘excites’ Arizona Dreamers who have been waiting for years

BY: - December 10, 2020

On Dec. 7, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made an announcement that had been anticipated by thousands for over two years: new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be immediately accepted.

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Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but expand it

BY: - November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.

Biden in final debate vows an immigration overhaul in his first 100 days as president

BY: - October 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night distanced himself from the Obama administration’s handling of undocumented people that led to the highest rate of deportations of any presidency and said he would act swiftly on immigration as president.

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New DACA rules slam the door on protections, despite Supreme Court ruling

BY: - July 29, 2020

Arizona immigrant advocates on Tuesday denounced a new Trump administration move to end an Obama-era program that provides a temporary work permit and protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children.