As you know, President Barack Obama started DACA (Thanks for the activist that made it happen) and we all got work permits. Since his presidential campaign Trump promised to end the DACA program, and he send the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end it on live TV. All because the Attorney General in Texas created an imaginary March 5th deadline and threaten to sue Trump if he didn't cancel DACA. Since Trump didnt want to get sued by Texas and other Red States, he cancelled the DACA program and then... Several DACA recipeints and attorneys sued Trump for ending the program. There is 3 lawsuits involving #DACA. The 1st judge in San Francisco, California order the program to come back to live before AG Jeff Sessions cancelled it, this meant people who could re-apply could do it, unfortunately there is No New Applications and No AP (Advance Parole) Now Tuesday Feb 13th 2018, a new judge in Brooklyn, New York has also declared that the way Trump ended DACA was unlawful and the program should be back on and again No New Applications and No AP (Advance Parole) The Supreme Court could also decide to review the case, but they have until late April or June to figure that out, in the mean time this is great news!! Q; Where does this leave the current negotiations in Congress for a permanent solution? A; The negotiations are still on, we must put pressure in both houses and make sure it is a proposal that wont treat our parents as criminals.
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February 13, 2018
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ACLU WINS PROTECTIONS FOR DACA RECIPIENTS UNLAWFULLY TARGETED BY TRUMP
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge ruled last night in favor of three young immigrants and a class of others like them who have had their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status unlawfully revoked by the Trump administration. “This ruling is a critical victory for young immigrants and their families across the United States. The court’s order ensures that Dreamers won’t have their ability to live and work in the country they call home taken from them arbitrarily,” said Katrina Eiland, American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney. The court certified a nationwide class and issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the administration from terminating class members’ DACA grants and work permits without notice, an explanation, or an opportunity to respond. The court also reinstated the DACA grants and work permits of class members who have already had them unlawfully revoked by the government. “This victory is just one step in ensuring that young immigrants are protected in the United States,” said Andrés Dae Keun Kwon, Equal Justice Works Emerson fellow at the ACLU of Southern California. “Congress and President Trump must protect Dreamers with a permanent solution so that they can continue living and working here without the fear of deportation.” In IEIYC & Arreola v. Nielsen, which was brought by the ACLU and the ACLU of Southern California, the court found that the Department of Homeland Security has engaged in a practice of arbitrarily terminating immigrants’ DACA grants and work permits based on unproven allegations or low-level offenses that do not disqualify the individual from the program. The court held that by terminating their status in these cases without any advance notice, any chance to fight the government’s actions, or any opportunity to reinstate DACA when an individual is cleared of the allegations, DHS violated the federal Administrative Procedures Act.
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. This year we are delighted to offer 35 scholarships. View the list of our 2017 recipients. Application Deadline Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is Saturday, March 31, 2018 Eligibility Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship. Candidates must: Be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage. Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following Northern California counties: Click here for list of eligible counties Have lived at least two years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application Community College and Undergraduate students must: - Be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution*) when applying and for the following academic year, and - Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and - Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work Graduate students must: - Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation; or have been accepted into graduate/professional school, and - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for college course work Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February) Commit to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship *If your institution considers you full-time, but you are enrolled or will be enrolled in less than 12 units, please explain the reason you are considered full-time in the Comments section of your application.