To Understand Congress, Watch ‘Legally Blonde 2’

May 29, 2018

Ever since the Democrats shut down the government twice, briefly, over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Congress has been focused on what to do with the 18-to-30-year-olds known as DREAMers. 

DREAMers’ Fate Hangs on Congress, Trump, SCOTUS

February 15, 2018

As of Thursday morning, Feb. 15, there were four Republican proposals, ranging from more or less parroting the president’s four pillars to pushing broad immigration reform and legalizing the parents of DREAMers.

Inside the State of the Union

February 1, 2018

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump focused on his four pillars of immigration reform. Even Democrats applauded (one of the few times) when Trump emphasized his support for higher wages, infrastructure and paid family leave.

DACA Recipients and DREAMers: Who Are They?

January 25, 2018

Over the next three weeks, discussions in Congress and in the media about DACA recipients and DREAMers — already heated — will intensify.

Senate Votes to End Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018

Around 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, it was clear that Democrats helped the Senate reach the 60-vote threshold to end the government shutdown. The final procedural vote to end the debate was 81 to 18.  

DHS’s Nielsen Testifies; Pro-DREAMer Protests (photos)

January 18, 2018

Just outside the hearing room where Kirstjen Nielsen was testifying, protesters assembled in the Hart Senate Office Building lobby to demand Congress pass the DREAM Act.

Town Topics Oct. 25, 2017

October 25, 2017

By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney Halcyon Introduces First Arts Lab Fellows On Oct. 16, Georgetown-based Halcyon, which evolved from S&R Foundation and began operating independently this year, introduced its […]

Immigration Agency Stepping Up Employer Sanctions

October 23, 2017

Thomas Homan, the new acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced that he would be placing a new emphasis on sanctioning employers who knowingly employ workers without legal work permits.

Negotiations on DREAMers Begin

October 10, 2017

For more than a decade, DREAMers have been used (a) by Democrats as a legislative bait-and-switch bargaining chip to drive comprehensive immigration reform and (b) by Republicans as a reason to enhance border security.

Trump Rescinds DACA: Dealing With the DREAMers

September 7, 2017

Now Congress has six months to decide what to do about the DACA program and the dilemma of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in this country.