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Texas Targets DACA
Are Texas and Trump colluding to end DACA?
News Story  May 17, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...The 31-year-old Austinite – brought to this country from Mexico by his parents when he was 2 years old – sees protection from deportation through the Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals program. Since 2012, DACA has granted two-year safeguards to undocumented residents, including 120,000 Texans who came to the U.S..."

Trump Ends DACA Program
More than 120,000 Texans will be affected
DAILY News  September 5, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...In perhaps one of his cruelest decisions to date, President Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA, after a six-month phase out...."

Adler, Eckhardt Warn Paxton on DACA
Abandoning deferred action would impact 234,000 Texans
DAILY News  August 14, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...On Friday, Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed on to a letter addressed to Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the AG to back off his attack on recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children two years of protection from deportation and the ability to work and study. Texas, and nine other states, think the extremist and anti-immigrant President Donald Trump apparently isn’t tough enough when it comes to DACA, an Obama-era program started in 2012..."

Adler, Eckhardt Warn Paxton on DACA Program
Abandoning deferred action would impact 234,000 Texans
News Story  August 17, 2017, by Mary Tuma

A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
News Story  September 28, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Lopez reunited with her mother in Houston and from there poured her energy into schoolwork, graduating in the top 10% of her high school class, which earned her a spot at UT-Austin. Still feeling like an outsider, Lopez says her life changed when she secured Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the federal program that allows young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children the ability to work and study without the threat of deportation..."

What Now for DREAMers?
The clock is ticking for the 120,000 DACA recipients in Texas
News Story  September 14, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...In a move former President Barack Oba­ma aptly deemed "cruel" and "self-defeating," last week Attorney General Jeff Ses­sions, on behalf of the Trump administration, called for a six-month wind-down of the Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals (DACA) program, handing Congress the task of ironing out a possible legislative solution for the 800,000 recipients – undocumented immigrants brought to the country by their parents as children – by March 5. So what happens in the meantime for the more than 120,000 recipients in Texas?..."

New Name, Same Game
S-Comm's end hasn't lessened the fear of deportation for Travis County's immigrants
News Story  July 9, 2015, by Tony Cantú
"...The switch from S-Comm to PEP was part of a larger attempt at executive branch immigration reform undertaken by the Obama administration. It expanded eligibility under the Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals (DACA) program, and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Amer­i­cans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which would allow undocumented parents of U.S..."

SB 4 on Campus
How will campus policing change when the anti-immigrant law goes into effect?
News Story  August 24, 2017, by Maria Mendez
"...Charles Holm, a graduate student and group member, said UT officials should take a position against SB 4 the way other local leaders have. "Perhaps there hasn't been as much discussion [about SB 4 on college campuses] because people assume that DACA would protect the students that were here," he said, in reference to the Obama-era program that grants two years of protections to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children..."

Undocumented, Unafraid
Balancing fear and power in the wake of ICE arrests
News Story  March 9, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Alvarado was born in Querétaro, Mexico, and moved to the United States when she was 6. Now a Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary, she is afforded certain protections from the threat of deportation..."

Law's the Law
Postmarks  September 30, 2017

The Termination of Trust
Postmarks  September 5, 2017
"...Dear Editor, Eight hundred thousand Americans trusted our government when they registered to become "legal" under the DACA program. They believed that by following the rules, this country, into which they arrived as children and for all intents and purposes is their home country, would accept them as legal immigrants. Now, Trump has terminated the DACA program [“Trump Ends DACA Program,” Daily News, Sept..."

Obamacare Lives!
Navigating ACA open enrollment after the Trump-ocalypse
News Story  November 16, 2017, by Michael Agresta
"...Another evergreen reminder: Immigrants should not be scared off by misinformation about the ACA or concerns of family members' statuses being revealed to authorities. Legally present noncitizens (except DACA recipients) can apply, just like citizens, to buy insurance through the ACA marketplace and get help paying for it..."

During Austin Visit, A.G. Jeff Sessions Rehashes Immigration Myths
Activists protest Sessions and the DOJ's "racist" agenda
DAILY News  October 23, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Before a packed room at the U.S. Attorney’s Office downtown, Sessions pumped up the Trump administration’s plans for a border wall, called for an influx of 10,000 ICE officers, and re-affirmed his support for the demise of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has threatened the future of more than 124,000 undocumented Texans (“A Nightmare for DREAMers,” Sept..."

Lege Targets the Undocumented
Lawmakers would restrict access to work, education, etc.
News Story  February 5, 2015, by Tony Cantú
"...Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, worries that much of the current legislation could undermine his championing of the Defer­red Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a temporary protection from deportation which also provides access to work permits..."

News Story  August 9, 2018
"...DACA in Court: Texas continued its senseless attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in U.S. Judge Andrew Hanen's Houston courtroom on Wednesday..."

News Story  May 10, 2018
"...Texas v. DACA: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last week..."

News Story  March 1, 2018
"...Snubbed by SCOTUS: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to pick up the DACA appeal requested by the Trump administration after two federal judges allowed the program to keep going..."

News Story  February 15, 2018
"...Speaking of DREAMers, a federal judge in New York has temporarily blocked Trump's decision to end the DACA program by March 5. The ruling, coupled with one out of California last month, means DACA recipients can renew their status...."

Six for CD 10
Dem primary candidates contend at Pct. 149 forum
DAILY News  February 13, 2018, by Michael King
"...Donna Howard, and long before that for former Austin City Council member Beverly Griffith. Striking a common Dem theme against national political trends, he said, “We can do way better with government than we are now.” Harris called health care “the ultimate intersectional issue,” and said he supports the Bernie Sanders bill that would move toward “Medicare-for-All.” On gun control, he emphasized better mental health services (as part of insurance) and the “larger argument” that “rights come with responsibilities.” He also advocated a “clean DACA bill” as well as comprehensive immigration reform...."

Jolt Aims to Energize the Latino Vote
Local activist nonprofit engages a growing demographic
News Story  August 31, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Latinos currently comprise nearly 50% of Texans under 19 years old, and one-third of Hispanic eligible voters in Texas are between 18-29 years old: That's potential for a sizable army. And Attorney General Ken Paxton's attack on "DREAMers," or recipients of DACA, the Deferred Action for Child­­hood Arrivals two-year work and study program (of which Tzintzún's husband counts himself) that protects young undocumented residents, has revved up activism as well..."

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