Save DACA – Bridge Act

 

12.01.16

Durbin Pushes To Protect DREAMers From Deportation

Begins To Craft Bipartisan Legislation To Shield DREAMers Until Congress Passes Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today continued his push to ensure that the young immigrants known as DREAMers remain shielded from deportation under a Trump Administration. Every day this week, Durbin has gone to the floor of the United States Senate and shared the stories of DREAMers at risk of deportation if the President-elect does not continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Durbin also announced that he is working with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to craft a potential legislative solution that would provide a temporary stay of deportation for young immigrants while Congress works on legislation to fix our broken immigration system.

“My concern and the concern shared by millions across America is what is going to happen to these young kids – 744,000 of them who are currently in college, in high school, currently in professional schools, medical schools, and law schools. They’re doing amazing things with their lives and yet things can happen immediately that change their status,” said Durbin. “I’ve talked to a number of my colleagues on the floor, on both sides of the aisle about this, and there are strong emotions in favor of helping these young people. One of the leaders on this has been my friend and ally on some immigration issues – and that’s Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. He and I talked about introducing legislation that would give a temporary stay so that these young people could be protected until Congress does its work and comes up with an immigration bill that addresses this issue and many more. Senator Graham and I discussed it again this morning, and we hope to even have this bill ready before we leave next week, a bipartisan effort to say to the new president, ‘give these young people a fighting chance. At least protect them until we’ve had a chance to act on the larger immigration issues before us.’ I hope that colleagues on both sides will join us.”

For more: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-pushes-to-protect-dreamers-from-deportation

Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham Unveil Bill To Stop Donald Trump From Ending Protections For Dreamers

The president-elect vowed to end the program that protects them.

 12/09/2016 11:17 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON ― Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled legislation on Friday to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation under President-elect Donald Trump ― now the question is whether it will work.

The bill, called the Bridge Act, would effectively maintain the protections of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACAMore than 740,000 young people were granted deportation reprieve and work permits under the program, but could now lose those protections, should Trump follow through on a promise to end DACA immediately upon taking office.

The Durbin-Graham measure could serve two purposes: If it passes, so-called Dreamers could live without constant fear of deportation and continue to legally work and drive. If it doesn’t, it could still put pressure on Trump to keep away from DACA recipients.

Democrats, joined by only a few Republicans, are scrambling to find ways to protect the Dreamers they’ve urged to come forward to the government. Durbin has been one of the top advocates for Dreamers. He introduced the Dream Act that gave them their name in 2001 and he pushed for Obama to create DACA when that legislation failed.

The Dream Act would have granted Dreamers a path to legal status, as would the 2013 immigration reform bill that Durbin and Graham helped draft. Their new bill would put DACA recipients into a new type of status, “provisional protected presence,” that would last for three years from enactment, Durbin said Friday on the Senate floor. It would not be constrained to only those who currently have DACA: eligible individuals who have not yet applied could be granted provisional protected presence as well, he said.

The Bridge Act should be later replaced with broader immigration reform, Durbin said.

For more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dick-durbin-lindsey-graham-daca-bill_us_5849592ce4b0f9723d005cd5


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  1. WH

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Colombia Advisory Council Meeting
    Hilton Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

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    President Obama meets with United Nations Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres
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    Vice President Biden tours the Bolivar Naval Base in Cartagena and review bilateral counternarcotics cooperation efforts
    Bolivar Naval Base, Cartagena, Colombia

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    White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz briefs the press

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    Vice President Biden departs Cartagena, Colombia en route Wilmington, Delaware

  2. 12.01.16

    Durbin Pushes To Protect DREAMers From Deportation

    Begins To Craft Bipartisan Legislation To Shield DREAMers Until Congress Passes Immigration Reform

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today continued his push to ensure that the young immigrants known as DREAMers remain shielded from deportation under a Trump Administration. Every day this week, Durbin has gone to the floor of the United States Senate and shared the stories of DREAMers at risk of deportation if the President-elect does not continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
       
    Durbin also announced that he is working with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to craft a potential legislative solution that would provide a temporary stay of deportation for young immigrants while Congress works on legislation to fix our broken immigration system.
       
    “My concern and the concern shared by millions across America is what is going to happen to these young kids – 744,000 of them who are currently in college, in high school, currently in professional schools, medical schools, and law schools. They’re doing amazing things with their lives and yet things can happen immediately that change their status,” said Durbin. “I’ve talked to a number of my colleagues on the floor, on both sides of the aisle about this, and there are strong emotions in favor of helping these young people. One of the leaders on this has been my friend and ally on some immigration issues – and that’s Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. He and I talked about introducing legislation that would give a temporary stay so that these young people could be protected until Congress does its work and comes up with an immigration bill that addresses this issue and many more. Senator Graham and I discussed it again this morning, and we hope to even have this bill ready before we leave next week, a bipartisan effort to say to the new president, ‘give these young people a fighting chance. At least protect them until we’ve had a chance to act on the larger immigration issues before us.’ I hope that colleagues on both sides will join us.”

    For more: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-pushes-to-protect-dreamers-from-deportation

    • December 02, 2016

      Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

      The Vice President met last night with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss bilateral cooperation between the United States and Colombia and the next steps in the Colombian peace process. The Vice President congratulated President Santos on yesterday’s vote in the Colombian congress to approve the peace accord negotiated between the Colombian government and the FARC. The Vice President also praised the Colombian people who have worked with courage and unflagging determination to reclaim their country, and whose representatives have now voted to ratify the Colombian peace accord and officially end the longest-running armed conflict in the Americas. The Vice President reiterated the commitment of the United States to support implementation of the peace accords, including demobilization and disarmament of FARC combatants, protection of victims’ rights, and application of the transitional justice framework in a transparent manner with the full engagement of civil society.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/02/readout-vice-president-bidens-meeting-president-juan-manuel-santos

  3. Unemployment rate drops to lowest point in more than 9 years

    12/02/16 08:46AM By Steve Benen – maddowblog

    The penultimate jobs report of the Obama era offered a timely reminder that the nation’s Democratic president is handing off a healthy economy to his Republican successor.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, continues to improve, dropping from 4.9% to 4.6%. It’s the 14th consecutive month the rate has been at 5% or lower — and the lowest jobless rate Americans have seen since August 2007.

    As for the revisions: September’s job totals were revised up, from 191,000 to 208,000, while October’s were revised down, from 161,000 to 142,000. Combined, that’s a net loss of 2,000.

    Over the last 12 months, the overall economy has created 2.25 million new jobs, which is a pretty healthy number. And with one month remaining in 2016, the U.S. remains on track to create over 2 million new jobs this calendar year. What’s more, November was the 74th consecutive month of positive job growth, which is the longest on record.

    Remember, as far as Republicans are concerned, results like these were completely impossible. For the right, the combination of the Affordable Care Act, higher taxes, and assorted regulations would stifle job growth and push the economy into a recession, but the exact opposite happened. Nevertheless, Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers believe they’ll “get the economy moving” by undoing the policies that pushed the unemployment rate to a nine-year low. Now that Republicans are poised to take complete control over federal policymaking, we’ll see how that works out.

    Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/unemployment-rate-drops-lowest-point-more-9-years#break

  4. December 02, 2016

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Anniversary of the San Bernardino Attack

    One year ago today, the people of San Bernardino endured the horror of a terrorist attack whose reverberations touched all of America. The 14 innocent men and women who were taken from us that day had come together to celebrate the holidays and represented the best of our country. Their paths to the Inland Regional Center—whose mission is to serve fellow members of the community—varied. Some of the victims were just beginning careers of service, while others had devoted decades to those around them. The brutality of the attack’s perpetrators could not have been in starker contrast to the selflessness and generosity that characterized those taken from us.

    In the year since this tragedy, we have mourned those we lost, just as we have continued to confront the violent ideology behind this attack as well as the terrorist groups, including ISIL, that propagate it. As the President told the nation shortly after the attack, “we will succeed in this mission because we are on the right side of history.” Today, as we remember the horror of last December 2, we also recognize our progress in that campaign and the enduring truth of the President’s words.

  5. WH

    Saturday, December 3, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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  6. Weekly Address: Pass the 21st Century Cures Act

    Remarks of President Barack Obama as Prepared for Delivery

    Weekly Address
    The White House
    December 3, 2016

    Hi, everybody. On the first day of my administration, I promised to restore science to its rightful place. I told you we would unleash American innovation and technology to tackle the health challenges of our time. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered on that promise in many ways, both big and small — including, of course, providing health coverage to 20 million more Americans, and making health care more affordable for all Americans.

    Right now we have the chance to put our best minds to work one more time — and in a big way. There’s a bill in Congress that could help unlock cures Alzheimer’s, end cancer as we know it, and help people seeking treatment for opioid addiction finally get the help they need. It’s called the 21st Century Cures Act. It’s an opportunity to save lives, and an opportunity we just can’t miss.

    This bill would do a lot of good things at once. Let me tell you about five of them:

    * First, it will make real investments this year to combat the heroin and prescription drug epidemic that’s plaguing so many of our communities.

    * The second thing the Cures Act does is make a significant investment in Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.

    * Third, we’ll be giving researchers the resources they need to help identify ways to treat, cure, and prevent all kinds of brain disorders. Alzheimer’s. Epilepsy.

    * Fourth, the Cures Act includes bipartisan mental health reforms, including important programs for suicide prevention.

    * And fifth, we’re making sure the FDA incorporates patients’ voices — your voices — into the decisions they make as they develop drugs.

    For the entire article: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/03/weekly-address-pass-21st-century-cures-act

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    Sunday, December 4, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception
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  8. 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees

    The Kennedy Center announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 39th annual national celebration of the arts are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and musician James Taylor.

    “The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates the spectacular talents of artists whose brilliance has left a lasting impact on our society,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.

    “Reflecting on the powerful commitments these artists have made to their crafts as well as the cultural contributions they have made over the course of their illustrious careers is a humbling experience,” commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.

    Continue Reading: http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/SpecialEvents/honors#collapseHonors

    • December 04, 2016

      Remarks by the President at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception

      THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Everybody please have a seat. Thank you. (Applause.)

      Well, good evening, everybody. On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House. Over the past eight years, this has always been one of our favorite nights. And this year, I was especially looking forward to seeing how Joe Walsh cleans up — pretty good. (Laughter.)

      I want to begin by once again thanking everybody who makes this wonderful evening possible, including David Rubenstein, the Kennedy Center Trustees — I’m getting a big echo back there — and the Kennedy Center President, Deborah Rutter. Give them a big round of applause. (Applause.)

      We have some outstanding members of Congress here tonight. And we are honored also to have Vicki Kennedy and three of President Kennedy’s grandchildren with us here -– Rose, Tatiana, and Jack. (Applause.)

      So the arts have always been part of life at the White House, because the arts are always central to American life. And that’s why, over the past eight years, Michelle and I have invited some of the best writers and musicians, actors, dancers to share their gifts with the American people, and to help tell the story of who we are, and to inspire what’s best in all of us. Along the way, we’ve enjoyed some unbelievable performances -– this is one of the perks of the job that I will miss.

      Thanks to Michelle’s efforts, we’ve brought the arts to more young people -– from hosting workshops where they learn firsthand from accomplished artists, to bringing “Hamilton” to students who wouldn’t normally get a ticket to Broadway. And on behalf of all of us, I want to say thanks to my wife for having done simply — (applause) — yes. (Applause.)

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/04/remarks-president-kennedy-center-honors-reception

  9. Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

    DEC. 4, 2016 By JACK HEALY and NICHOLAS FANDOS – nytimes

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory on Sunday in its battle to block an oil pipeline being built near its reservation when the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River.

    The Army said it would look for alternative routes for the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Construction of the route a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation has become a global flash point for environmental and indigenous activism, drawing thousands of people out here to a sprawling prairie camp of tents, tepees and yurts.

    “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing,” Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Army’s assistant secretary for civil works, said in a statement. The move could presage a lengthy environmental review that has the potential to block the pipeline’s construction for months or years.

    But it was unclear how durable the government’s decision would be. Sunday’s announcement came in the dwindling days of the Obama administration, which revealed in November that the Army Corps of Engineers was considering an alternative route. The Corps of Engineers is part of the Department of the Army.

    President-elect Donald J. Trump, however, has taken a different view of the project and said as recently as last week that he supported finishing the 1,170-mile pipeline, which crosses four states and is almost complete.

    For more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/04/us/federal-officials-to-explore-different-route-for-dakota-pipeline.html?_r=0

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