Tag: government shutdown

Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term to create legislation that would reform immigration policy for these immigrants. Without DACA or a […]

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) during a hearing of the judiciary subcommittee on February 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Astrid Riecken/MCT/TNS)

Give amnesty to the DREAMers but an axe to the program

Anything with the capacity to initiate a government shutdown tends to grab people’s attention. The specific immigration issue on the mind of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, when he led the crusade for the government shutdown, was the lack of a comprehensive immigration deal that included provisions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Despite the president vowing to […]

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Rep. Ted Deutch answers a student's question at town hall meeting on January 23, 2018. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Rep. Ted Deutch answers students’ burning questions

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl) paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Jan. 23 for an event hosted by Politics Club and supported by the English Honor Society, National Honor Society and Rho Kappa. The meeting was arranged by Politics Club President Kevin Trejos and sponsor Ariel Hertz. Trejos made contact with Deutch’s assistant Theresa Brier, who he […]

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