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In California, The Nation’s Largest Public University System Pledges To Protect Undocumented Students

California’s two public universities have vowed to protect undocumented students and not assist in federal deportation efforts. The effort is a part of a national movement of students and their allies mobilizing to create areas of refuge for undocumented students on college and university campuses. More from the Washington Post: In a “Statement of Principles,” … Continue reading »

Greg Abbott Continues His Personal Mission To Make Life For Immigrants As Miserable As Possible

Nationwide, students and their allies have been mobilizing to make their college and university campuses safe for undocumented and DACAmented students, following the election of Donald Trump. But in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to financially starve any college and university that tries to join their effort. “Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities,” … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, December 2, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): TPM: Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort To Protect DREAMers From Trump By Lauren Fox Huffington Post: Senators Draft Bipartisan Bill To Give Undocumented Youths ‘A Fighting Chance’ In Trump’s America By Elise Foley The Hill: Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump By Alexander Bolton Associated Press: … Continue reading »

DREAMers Continue To Share Stories In Ongoing #SaveDACA Campaign

Yesterday’s viral #SaveDACA campaign has stretched into today, with DREAMers continuing to share more their inspirational stories with our nation’s leaders. Sen. Dick Durbin — who, along with Senate Democrats, kicked off the hashtag yesterday — briefly mentioned the campaign during a floor speech today, saying that the #SaveDACA was viewed by millions of Americans and was … Continue reading »

UPDATED: Local Leaders Across Nearly 30 States Speak Out On Protecting Undocumented Immigrant Communities

UPDATED 12/2/2016 Local leaders from nearly 30 states have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect immigrant residents of their communities from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Among the leaders from the nearly 30 states are mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, the heads of large universities and private institutions, and include some of the … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Shares Asael’s Story: “DACA Meant That I Had A Future Worth Fighting For”

Sen. Dick Durbin continued lifting up the stories of DACA recipients, this morning sharing the successes of Asael Reyes from Chicago, Illinois. When Asael was in high school when he found out he was undocumented. Devastated, he felt he “had no future” and he dropped out of school after struggling with his grades. But his … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, December 1, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): News4Jax (Florida): Undocumented immigrant tuition issue re-emerges By Brandon Larrebee Politico: Graham preparing ‘Dreamers’ bill By Seung Min Kim The Hill: Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program By Jordain Carney Washington Post: Catholic college leaders pledge solidarity with undocumented students By Nick Anderson Los … Continue reading »

DREAMers Share Their Success Stories In Viral #SaveDACA Campaign

DREAMers shared their DACA stories in a hugely successful social media campaign that trended nationally on Twitter throughout the day. #SaveDACA, kicked off by Sen. Dick Durbin and Senate Democrats, encouraged DACA recipients to share their personal stories and why DACA is so vital to their futures. Elected officials, community leaders and organizations, and other allies joined … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Sen. Durbin Shares The DACA Stories Of Two DREAMers

Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor about Father Rey Piñeda, a DACA recipient and Catholic priest. Like Father Piñeda, the futures of Yuri and Valentina depend on the future of DACA, which could be undone on Day One of a Donald Trump Presidency. Earlier today, Sen. Durbin shared Yuri and Valentina’s stories, their contributions to … Continue reading »

Columbus, Ohio Stands United Against Hate

Last night, nearly 1,000 Columbus residents of diverse backgrounds called for unity among all Ohioans and rejected the politics of division and hate exemplified by the President-Elect’s rhetoric and policies.   The Columbus United March for Justice was organized by a number of community members and leaders who believe that the election of Donald Trump … Continue reading »