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Federal court restores DACA after Supreme Court ruling

 A federal court in Maryland on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must be restored fully, meaning it must open up to new applicants for the first time in three years.

Northwest lawmakers react to Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and other elected officials from Washington state expressed relief Thursday after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s effort to end a program that protects the “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws after years of setbacks and stalemates.

An immigrant’s story: Music teacher detained by border patrol at Grant County courthouse challenges narrative

GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed themselves with what they could grow, crossed their family into California illegally in search of stable work, Miguel was 3 years old. Miguel, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, was four when he moved with his parents to Grant County, where his father and mother found work in the apple orchards. Even in preschool, the transition was tough for Miguel. His family had little and lived in a small apartment. Miguel was unable to speak English in what was at the time a predominantly white school district, and he found himself the target of bullying.

Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and other opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump’s blessing

Republican leaders began the problematic task of finding support for an immigration compromise Wednesday, telling lawmakers that President Donald Trump was backing the still-evolving bill. But cracks within the party were on full display and it seemed that pushing the measure through the House next week would be a challenge.

Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration

Across the country – from California’s lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys – moderate Republicans like Curbelo are under hefty pressure to buck their party’s hardline stance on immigration.