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  • Opening Statements Today in Appeal to Protect DACA

    Suzanne Potter|Jul 7, 2022

    The fate of more than 600,000 so-called "dreamers" hangs in the balance as opening statements are heard today in a case that could make or break the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Justice Department is appealing a decision last summer that declared DACA illegal. Now the three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit in New Orleans will decide whether to uphold or reject that summary judgment or order a full trial. Attorney Nina Perales. vice president for litigation at the...

  • Bills Would Allow Driver's License, ID Cards for the Undocumented

    Suzanne Potter|May 20, 2021

    LANSING. -- Undocumented people in Michigan would regain the right to apply for a driver's license or ID card, if two bills introduced Tuesday in the state Senate were to pass. They're called the Drive SAFE bills, which stands for Safety, Access, Freedom and the Economy. Sainavya Upparapalle, a 17-year-old member of Michigan's immigrant community from Troy, said the current rules are a huge burden on families such as hers, because her driver's license became invalid when the family's visa came...

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