Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Are Democrats Deserting the Dreamers?

Democratic Congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi still claim they’ll get “something on immigration” before the year ends, but they’ve backed off their threat to shut the government down if Congress doesn’t move to protect DACA recipients. Meanwhile, 12,000 of these Dreamers have already lost their DACA protection, and at least one is now in detention.—TPOI

Update, 12/15/17: Osman Enriquez was released from detention on December 14, following the publication of the Vox article on his case the day before. 

February protest in Seattle. Photo: Ted S. Warren A
Democrats back off DACA shutdown threat

By Ted Hesson, Politico
(with help from Ian Kullgren, Andrew Hanna and Timothy Noah)
December 13, 2017
DEMS BACK OFF DACA SHUTDOWN THREAT: “Democratic leaders aren’t going to shut down the government to save DREAMers in December,” POLITICO’s Heather Caygle and Elana Schor report. “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi haven’t stopped fighting to deliver something on immigration by the end of the month. But they’ve subtly shifted their rhetoric in recent days and aren’t insisting that deportation relief be paired with a government funding bill this year.”[...]

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Exclusive: the Postal Service kept him from renewing his DACA. Now he’s in immigration detention.
Pennsylvania father Osman Enriquez was waiting for a letter telling him to reapply.

By Dara Lind, Vox
December 13, 2017
A former DACA recipient who was waiting to reapply for deportation protections, after his initial application was rejected due to postal service delays, is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Vox has exclusively learned.

Osman Enriquez, who was picked up by ICE Monday morning after a routine traffic stop, is one of the estimated 12,000 immigrants who have lost their DACA protections since the Trump administration started winding down the program in September.[…]

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