DACA

Ninna Gaensler-Debs

A number of immigration-related bills passed the California Assembly last Friday on the last day of the legislative session. These bills and hundreds of others are now headed to Governor Brown’s desk. They're part of a set that Democrats introduced as an act of "resistance" to Donald Trump.

Here's a list of the bills discussed:

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump plans to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

How rescinding DACA will impact the Bay Area

Sep 5, 2017
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Today the Trump Administration announced plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which was created by an executive order signed by President Obama. 

 

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Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and other cities along the Gulf Coast. At least 38 deaths have been reported. More than 32,000 people are in shelters across Texas. The city of Port Arthur is under water. Beaumont doesn’t have running water. Over six million people live in the Houston metro area. We’ll discuss media coverage of the devastation, overdevelopment, and climate change.

 

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What is President Barack Obama’s legacy on immigration?

Your Call: Comedy, a force for immigrant rights

Apr 19, 2016

  On the April 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about using humor to champion immigrant rights. 

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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Teamsters seek to unionize more tech shuttle bus drivers in Silicon Valley // San Jose Mercury

Luis Flores

Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.

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When you are undocumented in this country, it usually means you carry around a very big secret. So naturally, even when the president says he’s getting serious about immigration reform – as he did yesterday in Nevada – it’s still hard for undocumented people to believe they might find a legal place in society.