Tag: DACA

Locals React to Deportation of DACA Recipient

McAllen (KFXV) — Immigration attorneys are asking DACA recipients to get informed about their rights and to decline signing any documents until they have the correct legal representation. These warnings stem as a result of the deportation of 23-year-old Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez.  He was deported from California to Mexico in February– despite his DACA status remaining active until 2018. “It’s really important to know your rights.  Know that you don’t have to sign anything.  Know that you don’t have to give them any documentation.  If you have an ID, then present your ID to them, but that’s as far...

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Congressists Urge Obama To Pardon ‘Dreamers’

RGV (KFXV) — This is the letter that three members of Congress sent to President Obama hoping to protect 750,000 dreamers from being deported under President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises. Abraham Diaz, DACA beneficiary who’s been living in the U.S. since he was eight years old has only ever known the land of opportunity. Three democratic lawmakers in this letter expressing their concern about the future of thousands of dreamers, even quoting President Obama who said they “live in our neighborhood , go to our schools and are Americans in their hearts– urging him to exercise his constitutional authority...

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Local Concern Over Trump’s Promise to Eliminate DACA

RGV (KFXV) — Campaign promises by President Elect Donald Trump have left many on edge, including young immigrants that say they are uncertain about the nation’s future and fear deportation. Donald Trump has been very vocal about his stance on immigration and even promised to eliminate DACA soon after taking office bringing uncertainty to those who benefit from it. These are the feelings Maria Ibarra expressed today after learning about Donald Trump’s victory. After all, Maria is a DACA recipient – an initiative that has given temporary protection from deportation and a two-year renewable work permit to hundreds of...

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Federal Judge Demands List of Undocumented Immigrants Benefiting from DACA

Federal judge Andrew Hanen has once again challenged the United States Justice Department. This time, he ordered to see a sealed list of all the names of those undocumented immigrants, who received protection under the deferred action programs. The federal judge cited in an order filed Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security had given protection to hundreds of thousands immigrants, while the issue was still challenged in a court. According to Federal court documents filed by judge Hanen, the government admitted in multiple instances that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice knew that three-year DACA renewals...

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‘Dreamer Roadmap’ App Aims at Helping ‘Dreamers’ find Scholarships

Students under deferred action can face many obstacles. Issues include financial challenges but a new application aims at making it easier for students to find scholarships. The application known as ‘Dreamer Roadmap’ could be beneficial to thousands of students in the Rio Grande Valley who are eligible for DACA. Iara Aldape is in her second year of college and faces many obstacles looking for scholarships. “It was difficult as far as what scholarships are available to me but thanks god we got DACA.” Aldape is what they call a “dreamer” and a lot of confusion exists when applying for...

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