November 2016

Here is an overview of the immigration headlines for the month of November:

November 10, 2016

Advice regarding DACA and what’s next from two national immigration law centers (My UnDocumented Life blog)- “The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) have also released helpful information surrounding the election results and DACA. Here is their advice regarding the risks associated with applying for DACA during this time, as well as what the future holds”

Advisory regarding DACA by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (img_0009-1024x683My UnDocumented Life blog)- “The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is committed to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. They have put together an advisory regarding DACA. In it, they address concerns around applying for DACA, renewing, and traveling abroad with advance parole.”

After welcoming almost 150 undocumented teachers, Teach for America starts planning for a Trump reality (Chalkbeat)- “Efforts could include helping Teach For America teachers relocate to be closer to their families and working with school districts to navigate tricky immigration waters, she said.”

“I don’t feel safe”: Undocumented immigrants fear what Trump will do as President (The Washington Post)- “Claudia Quiñonez was driving home from an election watch party early Wednesday morning when a friend broke the news: Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. Quiñonez, 21, pulled over to the side of the road and wept.”

lupeundocumented2-1021x580I’d Give Anything to Stand in Line for Hours (Madison 365)- “As an undocumented woman I fear for my safety, future, and education. Under the Trump presidency I am not safe. He has unleashed hate and racism. Radical Republicans will no longer be afraid to express their barbaric views.  I will be harassed and openly hated by people on a campus that claims to be “safe and inclusive.” Despite all of my accomplishments, my knowledge and credentials will be doubted all because of my identity.”

Indocumentados en Miami asustados con victoria de Donald Trump (El Nuevo Herald)- “En ese momento no lloró. Ni siquiera se enojó. Pero sintió angustia. Y miedo. ‘La verdad es que no sentí el peso de todo lo que esto significa hasta que se despertó mi hija en la mañana y me abrazó’, contó Saucedo, con la voz entrecortada.”

November 9, 2016
06markowitzweb-master675Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?
(NYT)- “President Obama can still act to bring humanity and justice to an immigration system notoriously lacking in both. He can do so by using the power the Constitution grants him — and only him — to pardon individuals for “offenses against the United States.”

Here is What Donald Trump Wants to Do In His First 100 Days (NPR)- “FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.”

Now That Trump Won, What Happens to My DACA? (NOLO)- “Donald Trump has changed what he says about his stance on immigration matters many times, so it’s hard to say for certain whether he would indeed cancel the DACA program. But he certainly has taken a harsh tone on immigration matters, stated at times that he would eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program outright”09arpaio-master768

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Bid for 7th Term in Arizona (NYT)- “In the end, Sheriff Arpaio’s bid for re-election as sheriff of Maricopa County was undone by Latino voters who responded to his hard-line position on illegal immigration,
which included workplace raids, frequent traffic stops and harsh talk.”

UC President moves quickly to reassure undocumented students after Trump’s election (SacBee)- “University of California President Janet Napolitano will soon meet with undocumented students to address their concerns about Tuesday’s presidential election of Republican Donald Trump, who pledged to rescind an executive action protecting them from deportation.”

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