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  • Advocates Respond to the MAVNI Program

    Recently the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills.  


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  • We won another one!

    Because of  your support,  Marinela Martinez-Magana will be able to stay with family after being targeted for deportation while trying to pay a traffic ticket. This is a huge victory, and we’re thrilled to see ICE do the right thing by granting Marinela the relief she deserved all along.


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  • “I Don’t Want My Husband to be Deported”: Families Tell Obama Why He Must Act on Immigration

    We wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act. Here are submissions from all over the country…


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  • Arguments for President Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration

    Our list of the top legal, political, and policy arguments for President Obama to use his presidential powers…


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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09/26/14 Targeted for Deportation After Trying to Pay Traffic Ticket, Marinela Martinez-Magana is Overjoyed to Be Able to Stay with Family Today, in the wake of an inspiring rally that drew hundreds of supporters, Marinela Martinez-Magana—an over 10 year resident of Columbus, OH with three U.S. citizen children under the age of nine—was granted a one-year […]
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09/26/14 To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills.  The problem is that, at most, only […]
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10/01/14 Scott Brown has been making immigration and border security into a key issue in his challenge to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH, despite the fact that New Hampshire has a negligible undocumented immigrant population and the fact that the closest border is Canada’s.  But as a Washington Post piece today from Sean Sullivan reveals, Brown didn’t always used to care […]
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10/01/14 To listen to Paul Ryan and John Boehner, you would think that House Republicans are gearing up to pass immigration reform next year – there are just pesky Democratic obstructionists in the way. Please.  That’s the line that Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Republican challenger for Mark Udall’s Senate seat in Colorado, is taking as well. He’s becoming a master of re-writing […]
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10/01/14 Huffington Post (Blog): Colorado Senate Race Comes Down to Latino Support Associated Press: U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors New York Times: Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status Wall Street Journal: U.S. to Offer Refugee Status to Some Central American Children The Hill: Obama outlines refugee program for […]
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This week, both Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) are warning President Obama not to take executive action on immigration reform — lest it ruin the chances for immigration reform next year. What chances?  Commentators have been noting that there’s little likelihood immigration reform will pass until at least 2017 — after Republicans have once again […] (09/30/14) »

In Iowa, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) and State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) squared off in their first debate for a key Senate seat yesterday, with Braley calling Ernst out for Congressional Republicans’ refusal to pass an immigration reform bill in the House. Ernst’s response?  “I don’t support amnesty,” she said according to the Washington Times, and added that […] (09/30/14) »

Midland Reporter-Telegram (Texas – Editorial): Our view: The party that can win the Hispanic vote ultimately will win Texas Wall Street Journal: Hispanic Groups to Democrats: Don’t Blame Us if You Lose NBC News: Groups Register Fewer Latinos than Hoped; Optimistic About Turnout Washington Times: Paul Ryan: Post-election Obama action on immigration would ‘poison the well’ Breitbart: Unaired Portion of ABC […] (09/30/14) »

An important editorial at the Washington Post highlights the steps that the Border Patrol is slowly taking to reform its operations, which have come under scrutiny for use of excessive force.  This is important, and necessary, considering that Border Patrol has made headlines for shooting at kids who throw rocks and stepping into the path of cars to […] (09/29/14) »

TPM; The Method to Steve King’s Madness Washington Post: Border Patrol May Be More Accountable With New Hopes of Reform USA Today: Military program will benefit few of the undocumented International Business Times: US Military Program To Allow Some Young Undocumented Immigrants To Serve MSNBC: Leading Arizona activist on immigration reform’s biggest hurdle Biz Pac Review: Under the radar: […] (09/29/14) »

A new Gallup poll released today finds that President Obama’s approval ratings among Latinos are nearly the lowest they’ve ever been. Obama’s lowest numbers with Latinos (see chart below) came around 2011-2012, after a first term in which he set a record number of deportations and took no action on immigration reform, despite making the […] (09/26/14) »

Targeted for Deportation After Trying to Pay Traffic Ticket, Marinela Martinez-Magana is Overjoyed to Be Able to Stay with Family Today, in the wake of an inspiring rally that drew hundreds of supporters, Marinela Martinez-Magana—an over 10 year resident of Columbus, OH with three U.S. citizen children under the age of nine—was granted a one-year […] (09/26/14) »

To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills.  The problem is that, at most, only […] (09/26/14) »

CD-06 Congressman Rejects Bipartisan Senate Bill Because a 15-year Wait, Thousands of dollars in Fines, English classes and a Background Check Are Too “Automatic” of a Path  At Tuesday’s Denver Post debate between Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-6) and challenger, Andrew Romanoff, Rep. Coffman stated that he did not support the bipartisan Senate immigration bill because […] (09/25/14) »

Opening MAVNI Program to DACAmented Youth Will Help Practically No One Today, the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills for operations, mostly in Afghanistan and […] (09/25/14) »

Some Get Relief, Others Continue Painful Wait in Limbo President Obama decided to wait on immigration policy reforms until after the November mid-term elections.  But from now until November, scores of Ohio families—including many with U.S. citizen members–face imminent deportation.  Their lives simply cannot wait for an election to take place; they need action from […] (09/23/14) »

Following a procedural vote that failed on the Senate floor this evening, in which Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass a procedural motion so they could bring forward a bill that would prevent future executive action on immigration by President Obama and strip work permits from DACA recipients, Frank Sharry, […] (09/18/14) »