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At My Undocumented Life blog we seek to provide you with the latest post-election news and what it may mean to our undocumented community and the steps we can take to protect ourselves. You’ll also find more general information about upcoming events, films, webinars, immigration policies, research reports, and more. We update this page frequently so be sure to bookmark it and share it with your networks!


Recommendations for School Administrators, Educators, Counselors, and Undocumented Students (My Undocumented Life blog)– “At My Undocumented Life blog, we have identified steps that schools and universities can take to support undocumented students.”

Administration signaling that president Trump will end DACA: What you need to know” (Immigration Impact)- “There is strong speculation that in the coming days President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. If the administration chooses to do so, there are different ways the program could be terminated.”


September 5, 2017

Trump just turned DACA into a ticking time bomb for 800,000 immigrants” (Vox)- “President Donald Trump is ending a program that allowed many unauthorized immigrants to work and live in the US — the most aggressive move of his immigration crackdown so far, and a decision that will ultimately put nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the US as children or young teenagers at risk of deportation.”

Trump’s most dangerous and damaging act yet” (US News)- “Ending the Deferred Actionwww.usnews for Child Arrivals program was a serious mistake that will harm the United States and will spark a national political crisis.”

Trump moves to end DACA and calls on congress to act” (NYT)- “President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.”

August 30, 2017


Judge temporarily blocks immigration enforcement law” (The Texas Tribune)- “A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled against the state of Texas and halted major provisions of a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect.”


August 29, 2017

It was an uneasy time for immigrants in Texas. Then the rains came” (NYT)- “Stepped-up enforcement of immigration measures put many on edge over deportations, while Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed one of the nation’s most punitive laws against cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has amplified his harsh line on illegal immigration and renewed his promise to build a border wall. Then came the chaos of Hurricane Harvey.”

August 26, 2017

The year I spent in Joe Arpaio’s jail was hell. He should never walk free” (Washington Post)- “I was born in Mexico, grew up in Tijuana, and moved to Arizona when I was 14. I went to high school in a small town called Holbrook, then went to Phoenix to go to Arizona State University. By that time, roughly 2012, Joe Arpaio’s vicious anti-Latino tactics had already raised racial tensions in Maricopa County, where he was sheriff.”

August 25, 2017

Border patrol says checkpoints will remain open during hurricane Harvey” (NPR)- “As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Border Patrol says it plans to keep its immigration checkpoints in Texas open in spite of the storm. That’s prompting concern that immigrants living in the country illegally will ignore instructions to evacuate for fear that they’ll be caught and deported.”

Dreamers vow to ‘fight like hell’ to defend DACA amid rumors that Trump will end program”  (Huffington Post)- “Undocumented young people and immigrant rights advocates prepared for battle on Friday amid rumors that President Donald Trump will finally fulfill a campaign promise to strip legal work permits from hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants and put them back at risk of deportation.”

Why you should stop using the term ‘Dreamer‘” (Splinter)“Gaby Pacheco was one of skikv9ttwx53ju2a3pnffour immigrant youth who in 2010 launched a four-month, 1,500-mile walk to urge then-President Barack Obama to stop deportations of young immigrants and their family members and to pass the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act proposal offered young undocumented immigrants a path to legalization, and they called the walk the Trail of Dreams.”

August 24, 2017

ICE detains immigrant mom protected from deportation” (Think Progress)- “Federal immigration officials have detained an undocumented immigrant protected from deportation in the country under an Obama-era program, the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported Wednesday, after she went inside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Louisville, Kentucky to post bail for another immigrant.”

August 23, 2017

Trump’s immigration crackdown is traumatizing a generation of children” (The Guardian)- “As the president vowed to tighten immigration enforcement during his Arizona trip, educators say an epidemic of fear is boosting school absenteeism and leaving millions of children with crippling anxiety”

August 22, 2017

Judge prepared to order first DREAMer deported under Trump back to U.S. to make his case” (USA Today)“A federal judge said Tuesday he was preparing to order the Trump administration to return the first known DREAMer it deported back to the United States to make his case for staying.”

arrupe-night1000Two Chicago universities establish generous scholarships for undocumented students” (NPR)- “As Lisseth Perez completed her education in the Chicago Public Schools, she kept her undocumented status private even when her college counselor, a trusted resource in the school community, kept pushing her to opportunities for which she did not qualify.”

August 8, 2017

DACA recipient to Texas AG Paxton: ‘No human is illegal. We fought for DACA. And we won it(Latino Rebels)– ” On Tuesday afternoon, United We Dream posted the following Facebook video from Houston, which shows Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Damaris Gonzalez asking Texas attorney general Ken Paxton why he plans to take legal action against the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program.”



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