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federal agency returns to accepting requests under daca


washington (ap) — citizenship and immigration services says it’s resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the u.s. as children and who remain in the country illegally.the decision comes four days after a federal judge, in a nod to pending lawsuits, temporarily blocked the trump administration’s decision to end the program.in a statement posted saturday on its website, the uscis says the policy under the deferred actions for childhood arrivals program, or daca, will be operated under the terms in place before it was rescinded in september.congressional lawmakers are trying to write legislation to give the so-called dreamers legal status.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 fo






government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for daca protection


the federal government, citing a recent court order, said saturday night that it has resumed the acceptance of requests for grants of deferred action under the daca program. those under the immigration program have become known as "dreamers."the trump administration had planned to rescind work permits for the the young undocumented immigrants, insisting that it was for congress to find a solution to the issue of their status.daca stands for deferred action for childhood arrivals, and the trump administration had decided to end the projgram, calling it an an egregious example of executive overreach.but last week, a federal judge in california said the nearly 690,000 daca recipients must retain their work permits and their protection from deportation while a lawsuit moves forward. the suit c






federal government begins accepting daca renewals following court order


u.s. citizenship and immigration services posted on its website that the federal agency had begun accepting renewals until "further notice."        






judge temporarily blocks trump from rescinding daca


san francisco — in a victory for “dreamers” nationwide, a san francisco judge on tuesday blocked the trump administration’s rescinding of the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, ordering the administration to resume accepting daca applications as the underlying case continues in federal court.u.s. district judge william alsup granted california attorney general xavier becerra a preliminary injunction against the trump administration over its sept. 5 decision to end the program, ramping up a heated debate over the fate of 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants. becerra — joined by the attorneys general of maine, maryland, and minnesota; the university of california; santa clara county; the city of san jose; individual dreamers and other plaintiffs — filed a lawsuit against the a






the fbi will stop accepting foia requests via email on march 1


why it matters to you this change will make online foia more difficult, and limit the online requests submitted each daythe freedom of information act is a federal law that allows people in the united states to access unreleased documents and information held by the government. from the beginning of march 2017, the federal bureau of investigation is set to make some changes to the way foia requests are submitted.starting next month, the fbi will no longer accept foia requests that are submitted by email. instead, requests will have to be sent via fax or standard mail, or submitted via an online portal.the online portal may seem like a fine replacement for email submissions, but it’s subject to its own caveats. users are expected to agree to terms of service, and submit personal informatio






what will the end of deferred action mean?


dreams on hold: the impact of the end of daca? maria hernandez struggles to retain family ties after daca ends | 5:26maria hernandez, 25, was detained at a checkpoint in sarita, tx on sept. 17, 2017. hernandez, a daca recipient has since feared not being able to continue to visit family in alamo, tx, since daca was rescinded sept. 5, 2017. courtney sacco/caller-times






after trump halt of daca program, young immigrants vow to fight


immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the u.s. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children or whose families overstayed visas said they are veterans of setbacks in the political arena. they added that they are also accustomed to being persistent, and they pledge to do the same in this situation.the trump administration announced tuesday it was ending the deferred action for childhood arrivals (daca) program that former president barack obama started in 2012. those already enrolled in daca remain covered until their permits expire. if their permi






hopes and fears: one daca recipient’s story


michel nievesoff to the side of interstate 10, somewhere in between las cruces and el paso, michel nieves lives in a house with his parents and four siblings.nieves, 20, and two older siblings have protection under the deferred action for childhood arrivals program. his 16-year-old sister is awaiting approval. his 5-year-old sister is the only u.s. citizen in the household.nieves and his two siblings are three of more than 7,000 recipients in new mexico and up to 800,000 across the nation affected by the trump administration’s sept. 5 decision to end daca if congress doesn’t pass a permanent fix by march 2018, according to the migration policy institute.in michel’s living room, pictures of four children in caps and gowns embellish the orange pastel walls. they include his youngest sister w






hopes and fears: one daca recipient’s story


michel nievesoff to the side of interstate 10, somewhere in between las cruces and el paso, michel nieves lives in a house with his parents and four siblings.nieves, 20, and two older siblings have protection under the deferred action for childhood arrivals program. his 16-year-old sister is awaiting approval. his 5-year-old sister is the only u.s. citizen in the household.nieves and his two siblings are three of more than 7,000 recipients in new mexico and up to 800,000 across the nation affected by the trump administration’s sept. 5 decision to end daca if congress doesn’t pass a permanent fix by march 2018, according to the migration policy institute.in michel’s living room, pictures of four children in caps and gowns embellish the orange pastel walls. they include his youngest sister w






california will file separate lawsuit over end of daca program, attorney general


california plans its own lawsuit against the federal government because it is disproportionately harmed by president trump's plan to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, atty. gen. xavier becerra said wednesday.becerra outlined his plans after 15 other states, including new york and washington, filed their own lawsuit wednesday challenging the end of the daca program, which protects children who were brought into the country illegally from deportation.with a quarter of the 800,000 daca participants coming from california, the state and its economy will be hurt more than other states, officials argue.“california will sue the trump administration over its termination of the daca program for one simple reason,” becerra said. “our state has become the world’s 6th largest eco






everything you need to know about daca and current immigration policy


alex nowrasteh is is an immigration policy analyst at the cato institute’s center for global liberty and prosperity. on this episode of federalist radio, nowrasteh and domenech discuss the details of daca, trump’s changing stances on immigration, and political sides with immigration as a whole.“the practical effect is that most [on daca] that are probably going to expire are basically going to be given another two years [to renew], and then beginning in march about 1,000 people on daca a day will lose their status,” nowrasteh said.many hill staffers believe this sets up congress for a clean daca vote in december. “i think it’s unlikely for congress to pass anything in the next six months to address this,” he said. “i think the best shot it’s got is a clean dream act.”






the fbi will stop accepting foia requests via email on march 1


why it matters to you changes made by the fbi will apparently put some limits on submitting freedom of information act requests, at least temporarily.the freedom of information act is a federal law that allows people in the united states to access unreleased documents and information held by the government. the federal bureau of investigation is set to make some changes to the way foia requests are submitted at the beginning of march.starting next month, the fbi will no longer accept foia requests that are submitted by email. instead, requests will have to be sent via fax or standard mail, or submitted via an online portal.more: google must give the fbi emails stored in foreign servers, judge rules“the fbi’s efoia portal was designed and developed to be the fbi’s primary means for receivi






mexican woman’s deportation protection temporarily restored


atlanta (ap) — a federal judge in georgia has temporarily restored protection from deportation to a mexican woman who became a well-known figure in the illegal immigration debate as a college student seven years ago.u.s. district judge mark cohen on monday ordered the federal government to temporarily reinstate jessica colotl’s protection under the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, known as daca. immigration authorities last month terminated her protected status.cohen’s order instructs federal authorities to reconsider the termination of colotl’s daca status and her application for renewal of that status. he ordered that her daca status, including authorization to work in the u.s., be restored while that reconsideration is pending.colotl, who’s now 29, was brought to the u.s.






emotional appeals for daca evade its blatant unconstitutionality


after president trump decided to terminate, with a six-month delay, barack obama’s daca program on tuesday, the washington post wrote that it was a “heartless decision.” as for any possible legal basis for the repeal of daca, the post defended obama by claiming that “presidents have long exercised broad discretion over the enforcement of immigration law and deportations.”in its own appeal to pity, the new york times said that daca was “the only humane choice” available to obama because congress had not acted. as to legality, the times said that obama, like all presidents, had “the authority to set immigration-enforcement priorities.”in contrast, attorney general jeff sessions argued that daca was an “open-ended circumvention of the immigration laws,” and “an unconstitutional exercise of au






trump calls the court system 'broken' after a judge keeps daca protections in pl


president trump denounced the federal courts as “broken and unfair” after a district judge in san francisco issued a nationwide injunction keeping protections in place for so-called “dreamers.”“it just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is when the opposing side in a case (such as daca) always runs to the 9th circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” trump wrote in a tweet wednesday.on tuesday night, u.s. district judge william alsup in san francisco temporarily blocked the trump administration’s decision to phase out the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, known as daca, which has protected from deportation some 700,000 people who came to the country illegally as children.judge alsup granted a request by the state of california,






trump blasts court's daca ruling, which may complicate congressional action to h


president trump denounced the federal courts wednesday as “broken and unfair” after a district judge in san francisco issued a nationwide injunction keeping protections in place for so-called dreamers.“it just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is when the opposing side in a case (such as daca) always runs to the 9th circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” trump wrote in a tweet.on tuesday night, u.s. district judge william alsup in san francisco temporarily blocked the trump administration’s decision to phase out the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, known as daca, which has protected from deportation some 700,000 people who came to the country illegally as children.alsup granted a request by the state of california, the uni






ny judge: daca phase out should be open to judicial review


new york (ap) — a federal judge in new york has found that the trump administration’s decision to phase out a program protecting some young immigrants should be open to judicial review.the decision by u.s. district judge nicholas garaufis on thursday allows two lawsuits against the new policy to stay alive pending an appeal.last month, a federal appeals court directed the lower court to expeditiously decide if the judiciary can properly review the decision to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca.activists are suing the government in new york, california, the district of columbia and maryland. daca has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the u.s. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.most read storiesunlimited digital acc






what is daca?


daca allows two-year stays for certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday.        






some in conservative media laud trump's decision to end daca


the end is nearing for a program that’s benefited so-called dreamers.president trump’s announcement that six months from now he’ll terminate the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, commonly known as daca, has been widely assailed by democrats and even some republicans. trump’s response? congress needs to act. the move by trump has, however, seen praise from conservative media.here are some headlines:  14 things the msm won’t tell you about daca(breitbart)for months, the right-wing website has urged trump to act on immigration and, among other things, end daca. and in recent weeks, with stephen k. bannon, trump’s former senior advisor who was fired last month, back in charge of the website, it has published several pieces calling on trump to get tough on illegal immigration.this






ag xavier becerra asks judge to reinstate daca program


local and state officials who filed a lawsuit against the trump administration for ending the deferred action for childhood arrivals program asked a federal judge on wednesday to reinstate the program until there’s a final court ruling on the lawsuit.the motion — filed by attorney general xavier becerra, the university of california, santa clara county and the city of san jose, among others — asks the northern district of california to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the trump administration’s rescission of daca while the trial is pending. it’s the latest in a months-long battle between the trump administration and daca supporters to determine the future of the controversial program.“america is and has been home to the dreamers who courageously came forward and applied for daca,” s






what is daca and who does it protect?


daca allows two-year stays for certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday.        






what is daca and why might trump end it?


daca allows two-year stays for certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday.        






what is daca and who does it protect?


daca allows two-year stays for certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday.        






as trump phases out daca, here's what it means


nearly 800,000 dreamers who had protections under daca will now try to figure out how to remain in school, at their jobs or in the military.        






essential education: educators' big response to the daca decision


the university of california's chief immigration legal expert urged students who have received government reprieves from deportation to stay calm in the face of president trump's announcement tuesday that he plans to phase out daca protections. maria blanco, who heads the uc immigrant legal services center, said a major lobbying campaign will try to push congress to extend the protections to nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally or fell out of legal status. under the obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program, deportation proceedings have been suspended against young immigrants brought to the country before age 16 who stayed in school and out of trouble. the young people also have been allowed to obtain work permits. "we have a very good sh






essential education: trump will phase out daca, pending action from congress


the university of california's chief immigration legal expert urged students who have received government reprieves from deportation to stay calm in the face of president trump's announcement tuesday that he plans to phase out daca protections. maria blanco, who heads the uc immigrant legal services center, said a major lobbying campaign will try to push congress to extend the protections to nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally or fell out of legal status. under the obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program, deportation proceedings have been suspended against young immigrants brought to the country before age 16 who stayed in school and out of trouble. the young people also have been allowed to obtain work permits. "we have a very good sh






essential education: trump will phase out daca, pending action from congress


the university of california's chief immigration legal expert urged students who have received government reprieves from deportation to stay calm in the face of president trump's announcement tuesday that he plans to phase out daca protections. maria blanco, who heads the uc immigrant legal services center, said a major lobbying campaign will try to push congress to extend the protections to nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally or fell out of legal status. under the obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program, deportation proceedings have been suspended against young immigrants brought to the country before age 16 who stayed in school and out of trouble. the young people also have been allowed to obtain work permits. "we have a very good sh






uc's chief immigration legal expert urges daca beneficiaries to stay calm


the university of california's chief immigration legal expert urged students who have received government reprieves from deportation to stay calm in the face of president trump's announcement tuesday that he plans to phase out daca protections. maria blanco, who heads the uc immigrant legal services center, said a major lobbying campaign will try to push congress to extend the protections to nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally or fell out of legal status. under the obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program, deportation proceedings have been suspended against young immigrants brought to the country before age 16 who stayed in school and out of trouble. the young people also have been allowed to obtain work permits. "we have a very good sh






could atty. gen. xavier becerra join trump in the fight to defend daca? it depen


california atty. gen. xavier becerra said wednesday he is prepared to do everything in his power to defend the deferred action for childhood arrivals program – including standing with the trump administration against a legal threat from republican states.but he and fellow allies first need clarity from the president on the fate of the federal immigration program, becerra said on a conference call with massachusetts atty. gen. maura healey. "we are prepared to work with the trump administration and support president trump's previous declarations that the daca program was one he was not prepared to rescind," becerra said. "it is very important to have an idea of where [the president] stands on the issue."trump has vacillated on his support for daca, an obama-era policy that has provided temp






six 'dreamers' sue trump to block repeal of daca


six california beneficiaries of the deferred action for childhood arrivals program sued the trump administration monday for rescinding protections for young immigrants without legal status.in the 46-page suit filed in u.s. district court in san francisco just after midnight, the so-called dreamers claimed trump’s decision to phase out the daca program over the next six months “was motivated by unconstitutional bias against mexicans and latinos.” the federal daca program shields from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the u.s. illegally as children, providing recipients with renewable two-year work permits.the lawsuit seeks to block the trump administration from ending the program.the dreamers argue that the government, in asking the program’s vulnerable applicants to






l.a.-area protests planned in support of daca


after president trump announced he was planning to end daca, activists mobilized to march in support of it. these are the planned protests for tuesday in the l.a. area:santa clarita11 a.m. office of congressman knight - 26415 carl boyer drive santa clarita, ca 91350los angeles11:30 a.m.l.a. city hall – 231 n. spring st. los angeles, ca 90012march from city hall west steps to the federal building in downtown los angeles.5 p.m.placita olvera – 535 n. main street, los angeles, ca 90009gathering, followed by a march to the federal building.






gop chairman warns agencies about requests for records


washington — a house republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the freedom of information act.in a series of letters, rep. jeb hensarling of texas said communications the agencies had with members of his panel and committee staff should not be released, arguing that it often includes sensitive and confidential information."all such documents and communications constitute congressional records not 'agency records' for purposes of the freedom of information act, and remain subject to congressional control even when in the physical possession of the" agency, hensarling wrote in one april 3 letter to treasury secretary steve mnuchin.records and material from






gop chairman warns agencies about requests for records


washington (ap) — a house republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the freedom of information act.in a series of letters, rep. jeb hensarling of texas said communications the agencies had with members of his panel and committee staff should not be released, arguing that it often includes sensitive and confidential information.“all such documents and communications constitute congressional records not ‘agency records’ for purposes of the freedom of information act, and remain subject to congressional control even when in the physical possession of the” agency, hensarling wrote in one april 3 letter to treasury secretary steve mnuchin.records and material






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gop chairman tells agencies what to release in foia requests


washington — a house republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the freedom of information act.in a series of letters, rep. jeb hensarling of texas said communications the agencies had with members of his panel and committee staff should not be released, arguing that it often includes sensitive and confidential information."all such documents and communications constitute congressional records not 'agency records' for purposes of the freedom of information act, and remain subject to congressional control even when in the physical possession of the" agency, hensarling wrote in one april 3 letter to treasury secretary steve mnuchin.records and material from






10 things to know about 800k daca recipients, 'dreamers' and trump


president trump is expected to make a decision about the lives of 800,000 daca recipients. what is daca? who are 'dreamers'?        






'final fantasy xv' gets its first chapter 13 update in march


why it matters to you players have criticized chapter 13 in final fantasy xv quite a bit, so this update could substantially improve it.there’s new able content for final fantasy xv coming in march and it will come with an update that will make big changes to the existing game as well.that change is an update to final fantasy xv‘s chapter 13, which makes the first of some planned alterations to existing gameplay and narrative that will rework and expand that section of the game. the update will be released on march 28 alongside the already announced dlc expansion “episode gladiolus,” according to a report from atsu.fans and critics voiced a lot of irritation about chapter 13 when final fantasy xv was released in november. the chapter shifts the format of ffxv significantly. gone suddenly