National & Civic Issues

Rep. Linda T. Sánchez talks sweeping immigration reform bill

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This video shows California congresswoman, Linda T. Sánchez, as she leads the U.S. House of Representatives’ legislative efforts on immigration reform by introducing the Biden-Harris bill.

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Good Morning America

Published:

February 26, 2021

The House passes two immigration bills that would establish a path to citizenship for millions

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This video talks about two bills passed by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. These bills will establish paths to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the country unlawfully as children and agriculture workers.

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CNBC

Published:

March 19, 2021

A Profile of Immigrant Women in the Workforce

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This article outlines the top occupations and industries among working immigrant women.

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Center for American Progress

Author:

Sofia Carratala, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, and Sarah Jane Glynn

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March 10, 2021

What Would a Better US Immigration System Look Like? We Asked the Experts.

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In this article, experts discuss how the Biden administration can make important changes and improvements to America’s current immigration system.

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USA Today

Author:

Matthew Brown and Sarah Elbeshbishi

Published:

June 4, 2021

Key Facts About U.S. Immigration Policies and Biden’s proposed Changes

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This article contains bar graphs and data to summarize key facts about immigration policies, and notes how the Biden administration will impact immigration.

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Pew Research Center

Author:

Jens Manuel Krogstad and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera

Published:

March 22, 2021

Reinstating the LIFE Act and Eliminating Entry Bars Would Allow Millions of Immigrants To Stay With Their Families

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This article discusses how the Biden administration is moving to create a more fair, humane, and workable immigration system, and asserts that they should use every avenue possible to put undocumented immigrants on a pathway to legal status.

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Center for American Progress

Author:

Silva Mathema, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, and Sofia Carratala

Published:

May 27, 2021

What is DACA and Who Are the Dreamers?

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DACA is a federal government program created by President Obama that allows people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children the temporary right to live, study, and work in America. On September 5th, 2017, President Trump announced that he would begin ending DACA.

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The Guardian, adapted by NewsELA

Author:

Joanna Waters

Published:

9/17/2017

Trump Ends DACA Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants

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President Trump announced that he will “wind down” DACA, which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. There is new legislation proposed to project young immigrants.

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NewsELA

Published:

9/6/2017

‘Dreamers’ Are Elated After Getting a Reprieve on DACA

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Since President Trump took political action to try to end DACA, Dreamers have been alternatively crushed and hopeful about their prospect of legally remaining in the United States. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration did not have sufficient justification for terminating DACA.

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New York Times

Author:

Miriam Jordan

Published:

6/18/2020

What the Country Needs, on DACA and So Much More

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The Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could not immediately shut down DACA. This decision upholds the belief that our immigrants and our citizens deserve a good government that they can trust.

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New York Times

Author:

Qian Julie Wang

Published:

6/18/2020

Maintaining DACA Keeps the American Dream Alive

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If DACA was ended, tens of thousands of talented young people could be deported, and this would negatively impact the economy. Ending DACA would also disrupt families and break a commitment to Dreamers, who applied and paid a fee in order to have temporary protection from deportation and the right to work legally in the United States.

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UnidosUS

Author:

Janet Murguia

Immigration Coalition Calls for Permanent Solution to DACA

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Immigration advocacy groups call for permanent legislation to replace the temporary DACA program. Even though the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot immediately end DACA, Dreamers still face uncertainty about the future and deserve a permanent solution.

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The Hill

Author:

Rafael Bernal

Published:

6/19/2020

Video: DACA, Explained

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In 2012, President Obama created DACA, which protected young immigrants without legal documentation from being deported and allowed them to pursue education and job opportunities. President Trump tried to remove DACA protections, which put Dreamers at risk for deportation.

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Vox

Published:

9/6/2017

Podcast: DACA Decision

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Miriam Gonzalez, a 6th-grade teacher, was a plaintiff in the DACA case recently brought before the Supreme Court. She is in a mixed-status household, meaning that some of her family members are American citizens, and some do not have legal documentation.

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Code Switch

Author:

Shereen Marisol Meraji

Published:

6/19/2020