The American Dream, In The Age Of DAPA

By David Sepulveda

Ten images depict local Hispanic families who appear safe and happy for the moment. The portraits exhibited at Junta For Progressive Action on Grand Avenue belie their fragility, as the specter of family disruption looms over their lives and the lives of countless others every day.

The exhibit at Junta, entitled “Faces of DAPA,” will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for an expanded exhibit as part of a national conversation about immigration policy and pending DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) litigation before the Supreme Court.

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What Might Happen in U.S. v. Texas Now That the Supreme Court Has Heard the Oral Argument?

By The National Immigration Law Center

In December 2014, shortly after President Obama announced two new immigration initiatives, Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit in a federal district court to stop them from being implemented. The two initiatives are an expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and the creation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The federal district court issued an order that blocks the initiatives from going forward. That case, United States v. Texas, is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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NBC News: California Takes A Step Further Toward Immigrant Integration

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The Supreme Court seems divided over President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), giving a temporary reprieve to young undocumented immigrants, and Congress has made little progress in ending the gridlock over immigration reform.

7 in 10 Latino Voters Support Obama’s DAPA, DACA Programs, Poll Finds

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Three out of four Latinos will cast ballots for a presidential candidate supporting deportation relief programs, according to an America’s Voice and Latino Decisions poll released last week.

Asked what their most important issue was ahead of November’s general election, 41 percent of the 2,200 registered voters surveyed said immigration reform and deportations were at the top of their list, followed by the economy (24 percent) and education reform (16 percent).

DACA Opens Door to Health Care

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesus Pina Sanchez remembers all too vividly that morning two years ago when he was crossing the street near his home and got hit by a car in the crosswalk.

The then15-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, X-rayed and treated for the bruises he suffered. He was discharged later that day and his parents were slapped with a $10,000 bill, which weeks later went to collections.

Here’s Where We’re At On US vs. Texas

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Last Friday, the eight justices of the Supreme Court held a private conference, where they each cast their respective votes on United States vs. Texas.

While we will very likely not hear a decision on the case until the end of June, we could hear from the Court much sooner, perhaps within weeks, under one possibility — a 4-4 ruling.