Yesterday, the Senate seemed to be extraordinarily close to passing new protections for “Dreamers” (those eligible or currently under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA). Yet, President Donald Trump had threatened to veto the bill partly because it did not include limits on family-based visas and the removal of the diversity lottery.
This bi-partisan bill had been seen as the best chance at protecting the “Dreamers” due to the $25 billion in border security exchange democrats made on behalf of the young immigrants.
Week-Long Recess to Begin February 19, 2018
Debates on this bill will continue throughout the week. Both sides will have the opportunity to make their amendments. Members of the Senate are carefully crafting their compromises to get the bill the necessary 60 votes. The Senate is scheduled for a week-long recess beginning Monday, February 19, 2018, yet, if you would like live updates on this bill please visit here.
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Immigration law can be complicated and this article does not cover all the issues regarding DACA. These issues can be extremely complex, and a single misstep could potentially lead to a deportation or other immigration penalties. If you have a question about immigration law or think you might have a case, do not hesitate to contact a DACA attorney in Irvine at Yekrangi & Associates. We are backed by years of experience and can provide services in many languages. Reach out today.