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Hopes of a deal to restore protections for undocumented immigrants brought here as children, or Dreamers, further dimmed this week.


Delaware State University student Dulce Guerrero would like to just focus on her political science classes and her dreams of becoming a lawyer someday.

But she has to lobby Congress every month just to stay in the U.S.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D- Delaware) said he hopes President Donald Trump gives a positive message in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. Coons is also calling for Trump to approve a bipartisan solution for undocumented young adults facing possible deportation.


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Delaware’s junior senator was part of a bipartisan group that helped end the recent government shutdown.


Delaware’s U.S. senators are expected to decide later this week whether or not to support another short-term spending bill.


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Sen. Chris Coons blasted Senate Republicans on the tax legislation they passed early Saturday morning. He also said there's a good chance the federal government could shut down this week.


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The clock is ticking for undocumented people who entered the U.S. illegally as children. Congress must take action to give them legal status by March. Work permits for the nearly 700,000 youth covered under DACA begin expiring at that time.


DREAMers: living the dream at DSU

Sep 25, 2017
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President Trump recently announced his intention to end to a federal program called DACA that provides undocumented students legal access to a college education.

 

That could affect many undocumented students at Delaware State University like sophomore Arely Blanco. This week, former Delaware Public Media intern Jasmine Saunders brings us her story, and those of other DSU DREAMers. Delaware Public Media's Megan Pauly contributed to this story.

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Gov. John Carney tried to reassure undocumented students at Delaware State University Friday.


Delaware is joining several other states and Washington D.C. in suing the federal government for rescinding deportation protections for undocumented people who came here as children.


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