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Texas State Representative Lina Ortega Shares Meal with El Paso Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

El Paso, TX – Texas State Rep. Lina Ortega of El Paso joined immigrant youth from the El Paso area to discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act now that President Trump has ended the successful DACA program, one that benefits more than 124,000 young immigrants in Texas. During the dinner, Rep. Ortega spoke … Continue reading »

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? And How Will it Threaten 300,000 Settled Immigrants?

11/6 Decision Deadline for 59,550 Hondurans & Nicaraguans: 19 Days 11/23 Decision Deadline for 50,000 Haitians: 36 Days 1/8 Decision Deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans:82 Days Mortgages TPS Recipients Would Have to Walk Away From: 60,000 Immediate Layoffs of TPS Recipients: 250,000 Employer Costs of Mass Layoffs: $1 Billion Cost of Mass Deportation to Taxpayers: $3 Billion The fast approaching deadlines for … Continue reading »

As Trump Administration Seeks to Rev Up Deportation Machinery, Congress Needs to Provide Accountability, Not More Funding

As Administration Continues to Push False Public Safety Narrative, Arrests of Non-Criminals Skyrocket; DOJ Erodes Immigration Judges’ Independence; and DHS Threatens to Expand Immigration Jails and Workplace Raids – Showing Complete Politicization of Federal Immigration Policy The Trump Administration’s mass deportation policy has been on display over the past nine months, with cruel and un-American consequences. In … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Sen. Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Reno, NV – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 13,100 DACA recipients in Nevada. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Reps. Farenthold, Culberson, and Sessions Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Austin, TX – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 100,000 DACA recipients in Texas. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Sen. Portman and Reps. Tiberi, Joyce, and Stivers Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Cleveland, OH – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 5,000 DACA recipients in Ohio. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

Americans Across the Nation Rally for Dreamers and Our Nation’s Values

Universities, Business Leaders, and Dreamers Themselves Press for Swift Action in Congress Dreamers and their allies are making the case for why Congress needs to pass the Dream Act ASAP.  Below, we lift up examples from just the past day, including the launch of a new, high-profile Dream Act coalition, a Georgetown University-sponsored forum featuring … Continue reading »

New Must-See Resource: DACA Data by Congressional District

This week, Center for American Progress and USC Dornsife: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration released a new interactive map, broken down by congressional district, estimating the number of people who would have been eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, the number of DACA-recipients, and the human and economic consequences of ending the … Continue reading »

Representatives Kennedy, Murphy, and Swalwell Meet with Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign and Future Forum Listening Tour

Boston, MA – Today, Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joined immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. This event was held in conjunction … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Calls for Dreamer Protection

“These young people are, in every sense but one, as American as those whose relatives arrived in this country on the Mayflower.” Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary and current University of California president Janet Napolitano pens a new must-read, poignant opinion piece for NBC titled, “I Wrote DACA. Now I’m Suing to Ensure Trump Can’t Destroy … Continue reading »

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