The Dream Act

Government shutdown looms with no DACA deal in sight

Congress has until midnight Friday to strike a deal on a host of thorny issues before government funding is set to run out, but talks appear to be at a standstill and a stopgap spending bill is looking more likely. At the heart of it: the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants. Democrats Read more

Dreamers pin hopes on an immigration fix

For months, the futures of thousands of young immigrants illegally brought to the country as children have hung in the balance as pundits, politicians, judges and journalists have debated their fates. Earlier this week, a federal district judge in California issued a preliminary injunction against Read more

Congress passes two-week stopgap to avoid government shutdown

With one day to spare before a looming government shutdown , Congress passed a short-term funding measure Thursday, sending the bill to President Donald Trump 's desk and providing legislators with two additional weeks to negotiate a longer-term solution. The Senate passed the funding bill 81-14 Read more

15 Dreamer protesters arrested on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of protesters gathered inside the Hart Senate Building Thursday morning chanting "Dream Act nowDream Act now" in hopes of persuading members of Congress to act on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. U.S. Capitol Police said 15 protesters were arrested. Read more

Pelosi: Trump 'would not walk away' from Dreamers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said today that while President Donald Trump ’s actions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program have been “heartbreaking,” she has “confidence” he will stand by the young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Read more