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Congress Should Reflect Mainstream Public Consensus, Do Its Job, and Pass the Dream Act

While hive of activity surrounding legislation for Dreamers is a good development, Republican leaders must take action, not just make motion Enacting a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers is the mainstream consensus position, reflecting support from America’s businesses, universities, religious leaders, celebrities, legislators of both parties – and the electorate.  With a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries, legislative action on Dream … Continue reading »

Nextgen America Teams Up With Leading Immigrant Rights Group To Build Up The Latino And Pro-immigrant Vote For Virginia Elections

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Yesterday, Tom Steyer, President of NextGen America, announce da newly formed partnership with CASA in Action, Center for Community Change Action, and America’s Voice to elevate immigration as a voting issue in this November’s election. The $1 million dollar investment will include canvassing and GOTV efforts to ensure pro-immigrant and Latino … Continue reading »

AG Jeff Sessions Continues His Bigoted Assault on American Justice

Sessions Should Be Stopped, Not Aided, by Congress Anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, most notably Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are putting their policy agenda into overdrive. Fresh off his public role in announcing the end of the DACA program – an outcome he helped engineer with the coordination of state Attorneys General such as Texas AG … Continue reading »

Instead of Voting on the Dream Act, House GOP Pushes Bill to Scapegoat Immigrant Youth

Today on Capitol Hill, national organizations are delivering one million petition signatures to Congress demanding passage of a clean Dream Act. A legislative solution for Dreamers is overwhelmingly popular across ideologies and is increasingly urgent, with a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries. However, instead of moving the Dream Act forward, House Republicans are scheduling floor time for a … Continue reading »

PA Dreamers and Lancaster Ed Board Call for Swift Action from Congressional Reps & Senators

Last week, we highlighted support for Dreamers across Ohio in reaction to Trump’s devastating decision to end DACA.  This week, we bring you three op-eds from Lancaster, PA-area Dreamers, plus an editorial in support. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: There are Dreamers in every congressional district across the country. The Dream Act is now must-pass, emergency … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Rep. Gutiérrez Joins Litigator in DACA Termination Lawsuit and Dreamers to Address Latest DACA Updates

A recording of today’s call is available here. On the heels of another busy week of immigration policy developments, Representative Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Mayra Joachin, a NILC litigator in the lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA, Dreamers Juan Belman and Gabriel Belmonte, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund to provide litigation and … Continue reading »

UC Lawsuit Is Latest Effort by Educators to Support America’s Dreamers

Education leaders across America, who have a first-hand appreciation for how and why Dreamers should be able to continue their contributions, have been among the most vocal in criticizing President Trump’s decision to end DACA. New lawsuit from the University of California system challenges the end of DACA: Today, lawyers for former Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading »

Two New Columns: Help Rebuild Houston By Protecting Dreamers and Immigrants

Two new op-eds highlight the essential role that Dreamers and other immigrants will play in rebuilding Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and call on Congress and the Trump Administration to protect Dreamers. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, there’s an important lesson to be taken from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey: immigrants are a part of … Continue reading »

Undocumented Workers Will Spearhead Reconstruction of Houston

But reconstruction environment is “ripe for exploitation” Austin, TX – More than a week removed from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Houston is now surveying the damage done by the storm and has started efforts to rebuild the fourth largest city in the country. In a piece in Vox this morning, Alexia Fernandez Campbell outlines how undocumented … Continue reading »

While DACA’s March 2018 Deadline Gets All the Attention, The Real Deadline for Many is October 5th, 2017

President Trump’s cruel decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has also sparked rampant misunderstanding about the deadlines and time pressures facing current DACA recipients. While most observers are paying attention to the six month deadline on March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a quarter of the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries … Continue reading »

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