deferred action for childhood arrivals
January 19, 2018 -
Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers nearly 3 million children in the South, isn't guaranteed for every state past Jan. 19. If Congress fails to find a fix, the results would be disastrous in a region consistently ranked low for children's health outcomes.
December 7, 2017 -
Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and their supporters rallied this week in the streets and halls of Congress to call for a legislative solution to looming deportations that are deeply unpopular with the American people.
September 15, 2017 -
President Trump's decision to rescind the Obama administration's program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation drew varying reactions among governors in the South, which is home to a third of the country's DACA-eligible residents.
September 8, 2017 -
Following President Trump's decision to phase out the Obama-era DACA program that spared from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, there's a renewed urgency to pass the federal Dream Act, which would offer them a path to citizenship — and Southern lawmakers may provide the key votes needed.
December 8, 2015 -
While much attention has been paid to the fight for immigration reform at the federal level, far less attention has been paid to efforts to create welcoming and inclusive communities for immigrants at the state and local level.
June 19, 2015 -
Three years ago this week, President Obama announced his first deferred action program for undocumented immigrants -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It gave tens of thousands of young residents in the South a chance to come out of the shadows and lead better lives.
May 21, 2015 -
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The latest installment focuses on organizing for immigration reform.