Deferred Action

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ICE Arrested a DACA Recipient — Then the Agency Went After Her Parents

Recently, the Chicago Sun Times reported on an especially heartbreaking story of a 26-year-old mother and DACA recipient who was arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while taking her child to school. Paula Hincapie-Rendon, the young mother, was originally brought to the United States from Columbia by her parents when she…

Flight Attendant With DACA Released After Spending More than a Month in an Immigration Detention Facility

According to reporting from NBC News, Selene Saavedra Roman — a 28-year-old flight attendant from Phoenix, Arizona — has finally been released after spending more than a month in an immigration detention facility. An enrollee in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Ms. Saavedra Roman arrived in the United States when she was…

California Congresswoman Arrested at Pro-DACA Protest in Washington DC

On December 6th, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that Congresswoman Judy Chu (D) was arrested at a pro-immigration rally on Capitol Hill. Representative Chu serves California’s 27th District, which includes much of the Los Angeles area, including Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Pasadena. The purpose of the demonstration in which she was engaged was to…

Dreamer, Princeton University and Microsoft File Joint Lawsuit to Protect DACA

According to reporting from Univision News, Dreamer María Perales, Princeton University and Microsoft have filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump Administration, seeking to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Within the legal complaint, these plaintiffs argue that the Trump Administration is violating the United States Constitution and federal law by attempting…