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Immigrants, Refugees, and Advocates to Respond to Trump’s Potential Immigration and Refugee Policies and Actions

As rumors swirl that President Donald Trump may undo several immigration policies created by the Obama Administration, on Monday, January 23 at 3pm, Greisa Martinez of United We Dream; Rev. Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life;  Angela Maria Kelley of Center for American Progress Action Fund; Juan Escalante, a DACA beneficiary with America’s Voice; and … Continue reading »

Sen. Kamala Harris Sticks Up for DACA Recipients and American Values, Pledges “No” Vote on DHS Nominee Gen. Kelly Given Vague DACA Answers

California Senator Kamala Harris has announced that she will vote “no” on the nomination of General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), citing Gen. Kelly’s evasive confirmation hearing answers regarding the future of DACA. He did not and would not promise to shield current DACA recipients from deportation during the Trump Administration. As … Continue reading »

Will Trump End DACA, Keep Manny Bartsch and Other Ohio Dreamers From Building Their Lives?

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the 1.9 million DACA-eligible young people across America who could benefit from the program, including 13,000 young people who are DACA-eligible in Ohio. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic … Continue reading »

Will Trump End DACA, Keep Juan Escalante and Other Florida Dreamers From Building Their Lives?

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the 1.9 million DACA-eligible young people across America who could benefit from the program, including 102,000 young people who are DACA-eligible in Florida. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic … Continue reading »

Costs and Consequences of Ending DACA: CATO Economic Study and Personal Testimonials Show Benefits of DACA and Pro-Immigrant Policies

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration centers on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the more than 750,000 young people it benefits. Despite DACA’s popularity and unqualified success, President-elect Trump, with the near-unanimous support of fellow Republicans, pledged to revoke DACA work permits and expose DREAMers to … Continue reading »

Immigration and Refugee Advocates, Legal Experts Analyze Potential Trump Immigration Plans and Lay Out Next Steps

A recording of today’s event is available here.  As early as tomorrow, President-elect Donald Trump may begin repealing several of President Obama’s executive actions and enacting his own, possibly with major implications for immigrants and immigration policy. From ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an unqualified success – to eliminating the deportation memo … Continue reading »

Immigration and Refugee Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss Potential Trump Immigration Plans and Implications

President-elect Donald Trump has declared that on Monday, January 23rd he will begin repealing several of President Obama’s executive actions, with major implications for immigrants and immigration policy. From the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an unqualified success – to the deportation memo that prioritizes security threats over undocumented workers and many other actions, … Continue reading »

Why DACA and Policies Protecting Young Immigrants Benefit America and Should Stay in Place

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the more than 750,000 young people it benefits. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic growth, bolster job creation, keep families together, promote education and community integration, and … Continue reading »

Immigration and Refugee Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss Potential Trump Immigration Plans and Implications

President-elect Donald Trump has declared that on Monday, January 23rd he will begin repealing several of President Obama’s executive actions, with major implications for immigrants and immigration policy. From the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an unqualified success – to the deportation memo that prioritizes security threats over undocumented workers and many other actions, … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigrants, Advocates to Attend Women’s March on Washington

As Donald Trump takes office, immigrant women and families are on the front-lines bracing for what is to come.  Ohio immigrants and allies will be attending the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches across Ohio this weekend, showing their resilience and love for this country.  Some will be wearing butterfly wings, a symbol of migration.  Read about … Continue reading »