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The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, Education for Alien Minors) was proposed by senators, but it was stalled in Congress and ultimately failed to get the necessary votes.
The DREAM Act was introduced by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Senator Maria Cantwell
The DREAM act, which was phased out because it felt victim to filibusters and major stalling, was revived in 2007 in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
This bill was, like its name said, much more comprehensive because it aimed to provide legal status and a path to citizenship for the 12 million undocumented immigrants residing in the US
55 members of the Senate voted to pass the DREAM Act. The bill passed the House and got a majority in the Senate but failed to get 60
DACA was born. It was supposed to be temporary, hence the DEFERRED in Deferred Action. The program was intended to protect immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, through no fault of their own.
Texas AG filed a suit against DACA on the grounds of its unconstitutionality. Abbott claimed that the effects of Obama’s order would be most felt in southern states who continuously suffer the brunt of illegal immigration. He claimed DACA had encouraged illegal immigration, which was costly for the states and continued to force them to redirect funds towards controlling illegal immigration.
Trump removed privacy protections for DACA recipients with a provision in his executive order. Under the Obama administration DACA recipients were protected from ICE agents. Now they are able to find information on illegal immigrants.
A group of 10 Republican state officials wrote the administration a letter asking them to end DACA and threatening to file a federal lawsuit over the program’s constitutionality if the administration didn’t respond.
A federal judge in California late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge William Alsup also said the administration must resume receiving DACA renewal applications. But the ruling is limited the administration does not need to process applications for those who have never before received DACA protections
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