Just another reason they don't want us, but Will gladly take our money
"...that no funds shall be expended at public institutions of higher education that offer a tuition rate to any student with an unlawful immigration status in the United States that is less than the tuition rate charged to international students, and further provided that no scholarship funds shall be expended on behalf of students with an unlawful immigration status in the United States."
Full length article coming soon.
Know Your Rights
As of now, as DACAmented beneficiaries and undocumented immigrants, it is more important than ever to stay educated and aware of what may happen to us as we reach this years presidential elections. Due to the devastating news given to us by the Supreme Court of the United States earlier this month, it is in our best interest to remain calm, but vigilant when it comes to openly demonstrating and discussing our own status in this country. The SCOTUS had a split decision sentiment regarding that of immigration change and improvement. As a result, we have provided further information on how we can go about continuing the fight in a safe, yet aggressive manner that will surely help illustrate our distraught for the SCOTUS and their decision to overlook one of the biggest broken systems in this country.
The DAPA|DACA+ Lawsuit
In early December of 2014, after the announcement of President Barack Obama's DAPA|DACA+ policy, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit at the federal court level challenging the President's immigration policy. The State of Texas made their case on the basic premise arguing whether or not the commander in chief had the authority to implement the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents policy (DAPA) and to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA+). In February of the following year, far-right conservative Texas Judge Hanan ruled to grant the injunction blocking DAPA|DACA+. Following the injunction, the Department of Justice requested an appeal, which Judge Hanan denied. The lawsuit then went to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals where it came to a 2-1 decision against the Obama administration. According to the Center for American Progress, some 3.2 million parents would benefit from this program. The Department of Justice vowed to seek further review from the U.S Supreme Court. In January of 2016 the Supreme Court agreed to take the case and review the Fifth Circuit’s decision. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in United States v. The State of Texas by the end of June 2016. The stakes in this case couldn’t be higher. Not only will DAPA and expanded DACA provide temporary relief from deportation to millions of immigrants, but these programs will allow more people to seek legal employment, better support their families, and contribute to the their local and national economy. The President’s executive actions on immigration has the potential to positively impact immigrant families, communities, and our economy.
The SCOTUS stalls again.
As of June 20th, 2016, The Supreme Court of the United States decided to not release any further information on the decision of DACA+/DAPA. DACA+ is the refined and extended version of the 2012 DACA original executive action pushed through by President Barack Obama. This new legislation will attempt to provide an expected 300,000 some immigrants with the right to seek temporary deportation relief that were once not able to due to the previous requirements of the original 2012 presidential executive action. One can review the original requirements for 2012 DACA here.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a currently standing immigration policy conjured by President Barack Obama in late November 2014. This American immigration policy provides immigrants who fled their country for a better life the right to seek temporary deportation relief by fulfilling certain criteria within the policy. One can review the original requirements for 2012 DACA here.
DACA+ is the refined and extended version of the 2012 DACA original executive action pushed through by President Barack Obama. This new legislation will attempt to provide an expected 300,000 some immigrants with the right to seek temporary deportation relief that were once not able to due to the previous requirements of the original 2012 policy. DACA+ is currently not in effect due to a challenge by Texas district court judge, Andrew Hanan.
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is a new executive action President Barack Obama proposed that will provide temporary deportation relief to those who would qualify by meeting the certain requirements. One can review the current criteria here.