Immigration

Despite small victories in keeping DACA alive, uncertainty remains. Here’s one recipient’s story.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients received a reprieve, in late November when a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the end of DACA. The recipients were given a small victory, but fear of deportation remains. The DACA recipients and the Trump Administration anxiously await to learn if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case.

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In East Palo Alto, some immigrant families opting out of benefits amidst news of possible ‘public charge’ rule changes

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The Trump administration may soon expand the criteria used to determine whether immigrants seeking permanent residency status are at risk of becoming a “burden to American taxpayers.” News of the proposed changes to the “public charge” test have spread through immigrant communities around the country, including in East Palo Alto.

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Speier dismisses Trump’s response to Manafort indictment as ‘spin’

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SAN MATEO – In a wide-ranging interview with the Peninsula Press at her San Mateo district office Oct. 30, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-14th) also said that Democrats would have to accept some Republican demands if they want to protect undocumented youth immigrants from deportation, that she planned to introduce legislation to make it easier for Congressional staffers to file sexual assault claims and that social media companies could face regulation beyond laws forcing them to disclose political advertisers’ identities.

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