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The Fates of 700,000 "Dreamers" Hang in the Balance. This One Should Not Be Hard for Congress

-- by The Washington Post editorial board:

Enrolling Latinos in Obamacare Under Trump Brings New Challenges

-- by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Latino:

The Latino HealthCare Forum has been handing out two seemingly similar fliers to alert area Hispanics to sign up for Obamacare. But there are some differences. The ones they are distributing in surrounding conservative communities don’t mention Obamacare or immigration.

Jose Andres, A Naturalized U.S. Citizen, Has Become the Face of American Disaster Relief

-- by Tim Carman, The Washington Post:

Unlike the president, Homeland Security or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, José Andrés has no responsibility to respond to natural disasters, and yet the Washington celebrity chef has become a reliable presence in disaster zones, deploying his Chef Network to help feed thousands of displaced people.

Trump's Support for Law to Protect "Dreamers" Lifts Its Chances

-- by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times:

An unexpected meeting of the minds between President Trump and Democratic leaders on Thursday made real a possible deal in Congress to pair enhanced border security with legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Trump, Top Democrats Agree to Work on Deal to Save "Dreamers" from Deportation

-- by Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura, The Washington Post:

President Trump and top Democratic leaders late Wednesday agreed to work out an agreement that would protect the nation’s “dreamers” from deportation and enact border security measures that don’t include building a physical wall, according to people familiar with the meeting.

The president discussed the deal during a dinner at the White House with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

How Big Business is Trying to Convince Congress to Save the "Dreamers" from Trump

-- by Tracy Jan, The Washington Post:

Business leaders across industries, from tech to agriculture, are appealing to Congress to protect nearly 800,000 undocumented workers from deportation as President Trump is expected on Tuesday to announce a plan to revoke their permission to work.

The Trump administration has indicated it would phase out the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed immigrants who have lived in the United States illegally since they were children to work without punishment.

New York Threatens to Sue if Trump Ends DACA

-- By Brandon Carter, The Hill:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced Monday they intend to sue if President Trump ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Trump Has Decided to End DACA, With a 6-Month Delay

-- by Eliana Johnson,

President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.

"Arizona Republic" Slams Arpaio Pardon: Trump Made it Clear Racism "Is a Goal"

-- by Matt Shuman,

Arizona’s largest newspaper on Friday slammed Donald Trump for using his first presidential pardon to absolve former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a criminal contempt of court conviction.

The Trump White House's Ugly New Strategy: Use "Dreamers" as Bargaining Chip

-- by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post:

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