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Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017

Deal or no deal? ‘Dreamers’ wait as Trump, lawmakers joust

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements …


Pope Francis: If Trump is ‘pro-life,’ he should extend DACA

Weighing in on two areas of disagreement with a U.S. president with whom he has already clashed, Pope Francis said Monday that climate science is clearly true, and that President …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Pope blasts climate change doubters

Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Little incentive for GOP to move on DACA reform

Anthony Pham immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Vietnam and became a citizen five years later. Now a business owner and proud Republican, Pham says he supports maintaining …


Plan to cancel DACA puts Mexico on alert

They are native sons and daughters who left Mexico at a young age, grew up in the United States, and now face the possibility of a forced return to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

HOPE emerges in DACA situation

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program now begins its phase-out, students at the University of Idaho are fighting for the status of so-called Dreamers with a newly formed …


Goodman: Events highlight climate change, racism

Last weekend, we traveled to Houston to see Harvey’s impact up close. It quickly became clear that we were witnessing the fallout from twin disasters: climate change and racism.


Jay Ambrose: Help young illegal immigrants the right way

As kind as it was that the 800,000 got some relief, it was also politically advantageous, and Obama was weakening representative democracy.


Demi Lovato working to help those affected by DACA, Harvey

Demi Lovato says she’s reached out to the nonprofit organization Voto Latino to find out how she can help after President Donald Trump said he’s rescinding a program that allows …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017

Trump tweets reassurance about DACA at Pelosi’s urging

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump Thursday to tweet reassurances to the immigrants who benefit from a program his administration is ending. And the president obliged – …


Mexico offers teaching jobs to ‘dreamers’ returning from U.S.

Mexico’s Education Department is encouraging people who might be affected by the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to apply for jobs as English teachers in Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

Washington joins suit to fight Trump effort to end DACA

Washington, other states challenge President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA unless Congress passes legislation.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

Washington leads way as 15 states sue Trump on rollback of DACA

Fifteen states, including Washington, and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.


Obama calls DACA action cruel and unnecessary

The Trump administration’s decision to strip legal protection from thousands of so-called Dreamers is cruel, immoral and unnecessary, former President Barack Obama said in a scathing statement that called on …


Shawn Vestal: Another chance to choose decency over loyalty, Representative

Here’s your chance, Representative. If it hasn’t passed you by.


Mexico greets Trump’s DACA decision with ‘profound regret’

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its “profound regret” following the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shielded hundreds of thousands of young …


Trump ends DACA immigration program – with a twist

President Donald Trump, answering pleas from his base but again breaking with many congressional Republicans, on Tuesday ended Barack Obama’s program that shielded from deportation individuals who came to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Trump ends DACA program, drawing concern from Spokane-area universities

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would undo an executive action blocking the deportation of some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Google, Wells Fargo speak out against Trump move to end DACA

Companies from a broad range of industries, including technology, finance and autos, swiftly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end a program preventing the deportation of immigrants illegally brought to …


Trump’s decision to end immigrant program unleashes protests

Protests are underway after President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program for thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision

Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

President Donald Trump will phase out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find …


How big business is trying to convince Congress to save the ‘dreamers’ from Trump

Business leaders across industries, from tech to agriculture, are turning their attention to Congress to protect nearly 800,000 undocumented workers from deportation as President Donald Trump is expected on Tuesday …


End of DACA program leaves some worried about their future

With the White House’s announcement Tuesday that they would end the DACA program over the next six months, young Spokane residents who have benefited from it face uncertainty.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

Inslee, Ferguson threaten to sue Trump over proposed end of DACA

Washington’s governor and attorney general are threatening legal action if President Donald Trump ends a program shielding immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.


Young immigrants prepare for worst if Trump ends protections

Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Donald Trump was expected to end were battling to keep those protections Monday, while preparing for the worst.


Washington state threatens legal action if DACA repealed

Washington state’s attorney general is threatening legal action if President Donald Trump ends a program that protects young immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children.


Trump expected to end program for young immigrants

President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, people …