President Joe Biden is requesting additional funding for the federal Pell grant for college students to raise the maximum award amount and expand it to recipients of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program.
The Supreme Court has kept alive an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation. But the high-court also said the Trump administration can still end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, if it does so the right way.
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A Supreme Court decision on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is expected this month. U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Tuesday that so-called Dreamers are as American as his own daughters.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would distribute more than $6 billion so colleges and universities could provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to their students during the coronavirus pandemic. But not all students are eligible for that money.
It’s taken a little more than two years for DACA to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But the questions before the court have little to do with whether nearly 25,000 Arizonans have earned a shot at citizenship. → Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has given the Trump administration 90 days to explain why the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is illegal. Otherwise, it will have to start taking new applicants.
Other groups, however, say the program should stay intact and that ending it would disrupt the lives of roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide who were brought to the United Stats illegally as children.