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This Week in Texas: Dreamers Go After Ken Paxton While Police Prepare for SB 4

This week marked an important anniversary for Dreamers and immigration advocates around the country: Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of the implementation of DACA, and thousands of Dreamers in dozens of states demonstrated in favor of the program and protections for immigrant youth. In Austin, Texas, the DACA anniversary involved an act of civil disobedience … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 18, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families ICYMI: El Paso Times Editorial: “Paxton cherrypicks his constitutional battles for politics, not justice” ICYMI: Jeff Flake: “We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill.” Advocates Launch Round-the-Clock, 22-Day Vigil for DACA Outside White House This … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 17, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Trump and Sessions Undermine Public Safety to Advance Anti-Immigrant Agenda Brooklyn Father Who Helped Police Is Released from Detention, Says He’d “Testify Again” Top News ABC 30 DACA supporters visit Congressman Nunes’ office on 5th anniversary of program By Brian Johnson August 15, 2017 Washington Post Trump’s business advisory councils disband as CEOs … Continue reading »

Court Rules Texas Gerrymandering Discriminatory (Again)

Yesterday, in a panel of federal judges ruled that two Texas congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn. This could result in redrawn congressional districts for the 2018 election cycle that will be more competitive and more representative of the changing demographics of the state. The ruling came after a six-year fight on the redistricting process that … Continue reading »

Elected Officials in California and Texas Join The Dreamer Dinners Campaign to Help Protect DACA Program

Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst of a nationwide mobilization organized by … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 16, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

English Tampa Bay Times ‘Dreamers’ worry about future on 5th anniversary of DACA By Alex Leary August 15, 2017 ThinkProgress Undocumented DREAMers mark 5th anniversary of DACA with fear and hope By Esther Lee August 15, 2017 Rising Up With Sonali Immigrants, Advocates Rally To Save DACA August 15, 2017 NPR Five Years In, What’s … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What Are Donald Trump’s Plans for DACA and Dreamers?

800,000 young people may have work permits and protection from deportation stripped away by Donald Trump Today marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Dreamers are once again making headlines all over the country. DACA allows nearly a million young people to come out of … Continue reading »

FL State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez Reaffirms Support for DACA and Dreamers

America’s Voice Dreamer Dinners campaign continues to highlight the broad support that exists for keeping Dreamers shielded from Donald Trump’s Deportation Force. The first Dreamer Dinner took place in Columbus, Ohio last week, where Councilwoman Liz Brown joined over eight Dreamers for a meal and discussion on why the DACA program is so important for … Continue reading »