Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trump News: DACA Trade-Off Proposals, Dreamer Data Not Protected, Wrong-Headed Gang Policy

This is what the White House wants in exchange for saving Dreamers from deportation

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy DC Bureau
September 26, 2017
WASHINGTON The White House is expected to ask Congress to approve a Republican wish list of
immigration policies as part of a deal to protect hundreds of thousands of young people brought into the country illegally as children, known as Dreamers, according to a preliminary document obtained by McClatchy.

Talking points written by the president’s Domestic Policy Council and given to some members of the conservative Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill include a dozen proposals grouped into three broad areas — border security, interior enforcement and merit-based immigration.[…]

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DHS Chief Can’t Promise She Won’t Hand Over Dreamer Data to ICE

By Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel
September 27, 2017 
The acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday that sensitive information about Dreamers could soon be handed over to federal deportation forces.

Under questioning from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), DHS Secretary Elaine Duke said she could not guarantee a promise made by the Obama administration to those who registered with the DACA program—known as Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals.[…]

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The Wrong Way to Fight Gangs

Trump's MS-13 rant. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
By Lauren Markham, New York Times
September 28, 2017
Oakland, Calif. — Young migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador come to this country fleeing violence and lives that are often dictated by savage gangs. It’s expensive to get here. They often arrive with thousands of dollars of high-interest debt and little or no English skills. And they face an administration that insists that they are gangsters bringing bloodshed and gang warfare to American cities.

In fact, these young people are often fleeing gangs. And the challenges they face in the United States make them particularly vulnerable for recruitment into the same violent gangs they left home to escape.[…]

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