DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a federal program that allows immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as minors before 2012 to earn conditional renewable legal status if they meet a number of requirements. DACA has faced legal battles in the federal courts over the constitutionality of how it created in 2012 through executive order. In 2017 President Trump rescinded DACA, but said that DACA had been beneficial and called on Congress to re-enact it through legislation. In 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that Trump's rescinding of DACA was illegal and allowed the program to stand, however the program's future is uncertain as it continues to face legal battles in federal courts. DACA recipients are also referred to as Dreamers, a term originating from the DREAM Act. Dreamer may also refer to unauthorized immigrants who do not qualify for DACA because they were brought to the US illegally after 2012.

After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis. 
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A few hours ago, President Trump signed a funding package that was passed by both chambers of Congress to avert another government shutdown.
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
As the debate has raged in Washington about border security and the partial government shutdown, I have been encouraging President Trump and Congressional leadership to think big and outside the box in order to break the...
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
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A federal judge in Texas on Friday denied the state's request to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying the state had waited too long to file the suit and the results of ending the...
On Wednesday in Brownsville TX, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen heard arguments on whether or not he should end DACA. Although he has not issued a ruling yet, he could at any time.
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In an unprecedented move, seven Texas chambers of commerce, two pro-business consortiums and four prominent companies – including Southwest Airlines and Marek Brothers Construction – have
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of senators today introduced legislation that would provide permanent protections to millions of Dreamers, allowing them to continue living and working in the U.S. without fear of...
 I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th. 
National Immigration Forum - President Trump’s announced a tentative deal today that would temporarily reopen the government through February 15.
As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far. 
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018.  My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
A federal judge in Houston is not a fan of protections for young undocumented immigrants but, for now, has rejected a request from the State of Texas to shut down a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. ...
A federal judge who heard arguments in Houston last week could take as long as about a month to issue a ruling on whether to swiftly end an Obama-era program that protects certain young undocumented immigrants from...
Instead of opposing DACA, Texas should follow President Trump’s lead in calling for legislation to allow the 800,000 DACA recipients and the one million additional eligible “Dreamers” who are currently living in the shadows...
On June 26th, a minority of Republicans joined every Democrat in the House to vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.
I released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act: 



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