President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he’s taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as “lawful” and consistent with what his predecessors have done.
Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who may qualify under a new White House plan to protect them from deportation.
Protesters in North Texas and across America were on a mission Friday to keep attention focused on the border crisis. There were demonstrations across the country, but the largest one in North Texas was in Dallas.
Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it.
President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.
A new immigration policy expected to take effect later this year aims to stop the separation of families. A Dallas family says the legislation would help the husband and father attain citizenship.