DACA Updates

September 13, 2017

October 31, 2017: Trump announces he will meet with Republican leaders to discuss possible DACA fixes. 

October 15, 2017: Trump states that he will extend DACA protection beyond the March 5th deadline, if Congress is not able to legalize DACA.

October 8, 2017: White House sends Congress a list of hard-line immigration demands that must be included in any DREAMERs bill.

October 5, 2017: U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake introduced legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMERS, while funding border security including what critics say is a “down payment” on President Donald Trump’s border wall.

October 5, 2017: Deadline for DACA recipients whose DACA expires before March 5, 2018 to renew.

October 2, 2017: Trump meets with Republicans to sketch immigration bill requiring three guideline to codify DACA.

September 29, 2017: Republicans say they will not support an immigration bill that does not include funding for Trump’s wall.

September 28, 2017: President Trump urges conservative Republicans in Congress to craft legislation to protect DREAMERS.

September 26, 2017:  Department of Homeland Security announces it will not extend the October 5th deadline for DACA renewals.

September 26, 2017: The White House is expected to ask Congress to approve a Republican wish list of immigration policies as part of a deal to protect DREAMERS which include border security, interior enforcement and merit-based immigration.

September 25, 2017: Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) James Lankford (R-OK) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED).

September 21, 2017: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News shows most Americans want protection for DREAMERS.

September 19, 2017: Three Hispanic House Democrats are arrested outside Trump Tower during a protest to demand action on shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

September 14, 2017: In a series of tweets, Trump wrote that “no deal” was made on DACA.

September 13, 2017: Democratic leaders announce that they agreed with President Trump to pursue a legislative deal that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation and enact border security measures that don’t include building a physical wall.

September 6, 2017: A coalition of 16 Democratic and nonpartisan state attorney generals filed suit in New York federal court to stop Trump’s sunset of DACA.

September 5, 2017: Attorney General Jeff Session announces rescinding of DACA.