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Growing Number of States, Cities, Colleges, and Churches Vow to Protect Immigrants, Resist Trump Deportation Agenda

A growing number of states, cities, colleges, and faith communities are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and rising up to say ‘no’ to Donald Trump’s deportation agenda. The strength, focus and breadth of this growing resistance promises to be an important bulwark for the effort to defend immigrant workers and families during … Continue reading »

The Nation Agrees: President-elect Trump and Congress Must Protect American DREAMers

With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Said Lynn … Continue reading »

Mayor Jackson, Councilman Reed Correct to Put Public Safety Over Trump’s Political Agenda & Tearing Families Apart

Local leaders: Our police force is not a tool to be militarized by federal government. Cleveland will not become breeding ground for hatred and fear In an interview with WKYC, Mayor Frank Jackson declared that the City of Cleveland will not help the President-elect carry out his pledge of mass deportation.  Jackson said: “We are not an arm of the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump Did Not Win 34% Of Latino Vote In Texas. He Won Much Less.”

Analysis of State Voting Data Continues to Show Strong Latino Support for Clinton, Contrary to National Exit Polls In a new Washington Post piece, Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta challenge the national exit poll claim that 29% of Hispanic voters nationally, and 34% in Texas, supported Donald Trump. Analyzing data from 4,372 precincts across Texas, covering all regions of … Continue reading »

Local Leaders Across the Country Pledge to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Local leaders from nearly 30 states have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect their undocumented immigrant neighbors from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, and the heads of large universities and private institutions are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and explaining why these immigrants are … Continue reading »

“DACA Meant That I Had a Future Worth Fighting For”. Momentum Growing Behind Push to Protect DREAMers

The fight to protect the futures and opportunities of DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program continues to gather momentum. Yesterday, news emerged that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) is preparing legislation to address DREAMers’ status should President Trump repeal DACA on day one of his presidency, as he has pledged. SaidGraham, “The worst outcome … 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 represents a threat to civil rights, basic … Continue reading »

“An Opportunity to Give Back to this Country That Has Given Me So Much”

50 Days Out from Day One of Trump Presidency, More Reminders Why DACA Program for DREAMers Benefits America In a spate of Senate floor speeches, longtime immigration reform champion Senator Dick Durbin has been describing the lives of individual DREAMers and reminding listeners that revoking their DACA-related work permits and protection from deportation would not … Continue reading »

New Poll: Americans Oppose Repealing DACA Program for DREAMers By 58-28% Margin

Washington, DC –  A new poll out today finds that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Conducted by Global Strategy Group, the poll also finds that intensity is strongly against repealing DACA, with 45% of respondents “strongly opposed” to a DACA repeal, while … Continue reading »

Story of Father Rey Pineda Latest Reminder of the Fact that America Benefits from DACA

Senator Durbin Floor Speech Tells Story of Catholic Priest With DACA, Consequences of Ending Policy Washington, DC – One of the first battles of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. While Trump has pledged to end DACA on day … Continue reading »