Dreamers dragged through the mud

Once held up by Donald Trump as model immigrants, they are now being used as partisan ammunition in the shutdown fight.<p>For much of his presidency, Donald Trump promised he’d treat Dreamers “with heart,” showing an unusual level of sympathy for someone whose hard-line immigration stance was the …


Eric Holder Had Time So He Went In Over The #TrumpShutdown: 'You And Your Party Don’t Give A Damn'

The federal government shut down at midnight Jan. 20, one year to the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Like clockwork, people shared …


Celebrities Are Supporting DREAMers At The 2018 Women's March & The Topic Is More Timely Than Ever

On the heels of the federal government shutdown, people across the country are heading out for marches (or showing their support in another way), …

Shepard Fairey

Republicans can win elections. But they can’t govern.

THE GOVERNMENT shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The immediate cause was Senate Democrats refusing to go along with another short-term federal funding extension, and Congress stayed in Washington Saturday in hopes of making the shutdown short-lived. But the underlying problem is GOP dysfunction in …


Dem rep.: I'll build wall to help Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) says he will help build President Trump's border wall if it will help the Dreamers stay in the US.


DNC chair: Pass the DREAM Act to protect the helpers and heroes in our midst

When I think of what’s best about America, I think of the helpers and the heroes, so many of whom fled violence and natural disasters to come to this …


Trump’s Dysfunction Shuts Down Government, Upends Environmental Protection, Fails Dreamers

WASHINGTON, DC. - The United States Federal Government shut down tonight after the Republican Party, which controls all branches of government, …


Most Americans want DREAMers to receive permanent legal status

A new Pew Research survey reveals that 74% of Americans favor granting legal status to those who immigrated to America illegally as children, and 60% …


Trump asking SCOTUS to rule on 'Dreamers'

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to decide the fate of "Dreamers." NBC's Pete Williams reports.

U.S. Supreme Court

The Time for Excuses is Over

Trump’s shutdown is a crucial moment for Dreamers. Sign our letter to say enough is enough -- it’s time for a long-term budget that includes the …


Dems are the ones leaving the Dreamers in the cold

It’s now painfully clear that Democrats in Congress are happy to use the Dreamers as a political football, rather than seek a compromise that lets …


7 California ‘Dreamers’ Arrested Outside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Office as Government Shutdown Looms

With less than 36 hours to go before the federal government could shut down, seven Californians who were brought to the country illegally as children …


John Fund: To stop a government shutdown and protect Dreamers, let's listen to problem-solvers

The debate over what to do about the approximately 700,000 Dreamers – immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children – has often been conducted at a playground level.<p>Democrats are threatening to shut down the government at midnight Friday night unless the Dreamer issue is resolved on …


Federal Government Hurtles Toward Shutdown as Lawmakers Refuse to Budge on Immigration

A Congressional impasse over the future of DREAMers threatens to thwart a stopgap spending measure that would prevent the federal government from …

Race & Ethnicity

These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi

Evangelicals join the push for protection for young immigrants. Many evangelicals won’t let partisan divides keep them from rallying for immigration …

Nancy Pelosi

U.S. government shutdown looms

The clock is ticking on a potential US government shutdown ahead of Friday night's midnight deadline.<p>A short-term bill to avoid a funding freeze passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate where Republicans only have a razor thin …


LETTERS: Don't use Dreamers as bargaining chips

President Donald Trump and Republicans say they’re willing to grant Dreamers permanent legal status if Democrats compromise on other issues. …

Majority of voters support bill that would let Dreamers stay in US: poll

Voters by a wide margin of 73 percent for and just 21 percent against support legislation that would allow Dreamers to stay in the US legally — …


Dreamers are economic cog

Despite controversy that undocumented youth take away from Kentucky's economy, the reality is they account for more than $10 million in tax revenue.


These Factions in Congress, Split Over ‘Dreamers,’ Could Lead to Government Shutdown

A deal to avoid closing the federal government hinges on Senate Democrats, and some Republicans, who want to include protections for young undocumented immigrants.

U.S. Politics

There are 3.5M DREAMers -- and most may face a nightmare

The political debate over the fate of DREAMers — undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — has overlooked just how many there are in the country today: at least 3.5 million.<p>That huge number of people whose lives risk being uprooted is not widely known, in large part because so much …


DACA and the Agonizing Waiting Game

Back in September when the Trump administration announced that it would end DACA, three Dreamers, Cinthia Cantú, Mayte Lara Ibarra and Cesar Octavio …


Trump’s evangelical advisers, with Pelosi, push for ‘dreamers’

In a rare show of public unity, several of President Trump’s evangelical advisers met and held an emotional news conference Thursday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to push for protection of “dreamers.” One pastor, who spoke at Trump’s inauguration, noted a major antiabortion march in D.C. …


Let the DREAMers become the true Americans that they already are

As lawmakers in Washington debate the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the lives of up to 800,000 young people …


Jewish activists And Rabbis Protest On Capitol Hill In Support Of Dreamers

According to <i>Algeimeiner,</i> the demonstration was organized by coalition of US Jewish advocacy organizations, among them the Anti-Defamation League, the …


Democrats Want Deal That Supports the 'Dreamers'

Congress is running out of time to avoid a government shutdown. They must reach a deal by the end of Friday but some Democrats say they won't support …

Philadelphia Eagles

Rep. Gutierrez: No Funding without protections for Dreamers

Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, met with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to …

Katy Tur

Mark Zuckerberg has been calling Congressmen about DACA: 'This is a basic question of whether our government works'

• <b>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a vocal advocate for US immigration reform for years and on Wednesday he weighed in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect DACA Dreamers.</b>• <b><br>Zuckerberg has been personally calling members of Congress.</b>• <b><br>He said he's 'optimistic' but feels this DACA legislation</b> …


DHS chief: Deporting Dreamers won't be a priority for ICE if talks fail

Deporting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children would not be the government’s priority should Congress and the Trump administration fail to reach a deal on protections for so-called “Dreamers,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told CBS in an interview that aired …


Sen. Graham to 'Dreamers': 'We're not going to leave you behind'

Speaking to reporters after the Senate Judiciary hearing, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters 'something happened' to make President …