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Americans Rise Up for Dreamers, Push Back Against Trump

A Defining Moment for America Washington, DC – Yesterday, on the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect, Dreamers and their allies stood up in communities around the country to celebrate the successes of the program and to share reminders of how the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients … Continue reading »

Senators Harris and Cortez Masto, Dreamer and Local Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of DACA and Review the Fight Ahead

A recording of today’s event is available here Washington, DC – Today, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Felipe Salazar, a California Dreamer, to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program; the invaluable contributions of Dreamers; and the need to protect DACA and Dreamers.  A recording of today’s call … Continue reading »

“He’s One of Them”: Trump’s America on Full Display in Charlottesville

Are Dream Kids Next on His Hit List to Make America White Again? Washington, DC – Following this weekend’s horrors in Charlottesville, and President Trump’s moral failure to condemn the white nationalist terror attack, a number of observers are pointing out that white nationalism is not a bug, but a feature, of this President and … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Immigration Advocates & Legal Experts Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of DACA and Outline Next Steps in the Fight

A recording of today’s call is available here Washington, DC – Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, DACA-recipients, immigration advocates, legal experts, and community leaders provided the latest updates in the fight to protect DACA and the 800,000 recipients and to announcerallies in cities across … Continue reading »

The Trump Deportation Numbers Obscure a Deportation Strategy that is “Cruel and Arbitrary”

Trump Administration Aims to Drive Millions of Settled Immigrants Out of the Country Yesterday, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, a centrist on immigration, called the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement “cruel and arbitrary.” Meanwhile, numerous press reports are focusing on the fact that the overall numbers of deportations under President Trump have declined compared to the first … Continue reading »

Columbus, Ohio Kicks-Off National “Dreamer Dinner” Campaigns with Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown

Columbus, OH – Last night, Columbus Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown joined immigrant families, Avanza Together, and Ohio’s Voice for the first “Dreamer Dinner,” a new America’s Voice campaign to bring together immigrant families and elected officials for a meal to discuss how federal immigration policies affect children, families and the communities where they live and work. With the … Continue reading »

Standing Up for DACA: Support for Dreamers On Display Across America

Supporters of the successful and popular DACA program, a policy that provides nearly 800,000 young immigrants the chance to go to college, work and fully contribute to the nation they call home, are gearing up to make this one of the defining fights against the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants. With less than a month … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Federal Judge Dismisses Texas AG Paxton’s Suit Against Cities That are Fighting Against SB4

Weeks ahead of implementation, cities receive victory against discriminatory law Austin, TX  – Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the state of Texas’ lawsuit against cities and localities that have taken a stand against SB4, a discriminatory and anti-immigrant law set to take effect onSeptember 1. The lawsuit, filed earlier this summer, was Attorney General Ken … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth is at Hand for California State Law that Defies Trump Deportation Agenda

Will Gov. Jerry Brown cave to Trump and his allies, or stand up for public safety and immigrants? On the verge of enactment, the California Values Act (SB 54) would separate local law enforcement from the Trump Administration’s deportation force. The goal is to ensure that local law enforcement prioritize the prevention of crime and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Eduardo Porter of the New York Times: “The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them”

In his latest piece, New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter writes that, despite exaggerated concerns that low-skilled immigrant workers take jobs and depress wages, America needs such workers to grow the economy. Low-skilled immigrants, Porter writes, consume American goods and services, raise economic output, reduce prices, and complement the skill-sets of the native-born, while immigration as a whole increases productivity … Continue reading »