Federal (and Executive Orders)

7/20/2017: Re-introduction of DREAM Act in Congress

The DREAM Act was introduced in the 115th Congress today by US Senators Graham (R-SC) and Durbin (D-Il).  The measure would offer legal status to so-called DREAMers if they can meet a range of educational and security requirements. Article at McClatchy News Services.


6/15/17: DACA/DAPA

  •  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect. However, the DAPA program (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) remains void per a new memo signed yesterday by DHS Sec. Kelly, Meaning, parents may begin being deported.
  • DHS Press Release:
  • The New York Times has this coverage on the Trump administration’s decision to keep the DACA program in place.


4/18/17: Executive Order related to foreign workers:

President Trump Signs Order That Could Lead to Curbs on Foreign Workers

How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker


3/6/17: Presidential Executive Orders:  White House, Office of the Press Secretary
1) Revised Travel Ban

2) Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits


2/21/17: The New York Times: New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions


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