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Key Questions as Trump, GOP Face “Moment of Reckoning” Over Future of DACA and Dreamers

Senator Lindsey Graham framed up the stakes well yesterday, saying: The campaign is over. To the Republican Party, who are we? What do we believe? The moment of reckoning is coming. When they write the history of these times, I’m going to be with these kids. With the futures of the nearly 800,000 DACA (Deferred Action … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: Will Dreamers’ futures be ‘Made in America?’

Escalante Responds to Dream Act Introduction; Urges Trump to Preserve DACA The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, America’s Voice Community Outreach Manager and a DACA beneficiary, regarding the latest threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and yesterday’s introduction of the 2017 Dream Act by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and … Continue reading »

20 Attorneys General, Alongside New Economic Data, Emphasize Need for Maintaining DACA

This week, we have outlined why President Trump needs to keep DACA in place until Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers, particularly as it faces mounting threats by lawmakers and the Trump Administration. Just last month, officials from 10 states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, gave the Trump administration and Attorney … Continue reading »

Ohio Dreamers, Advocates Call on Sen. Portman to Protect DACA and Cosponsor Dream Act of 2017

Cleveland, OH – Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced a 2017 version of the Dream Act.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are also co-sponsors. This legislation comes at a time when the future of the DACA program –  the ability for certain younger immigrants to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Strong Bipartisan Support for Dreamers, DACA and DREAM Act

Our stand is clear: President Trump needs to keep DACA in place until Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Today, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Graham (R-SC) stepped up to introduce a bipartisan Dream Act that would be the kind of permanent solution we support. In addition, editorials and commentary pieces are speaking up … Continue reading »

America’s Voice: DACA Works; Trump Must Keep It In Place Until Dream Act Becomes Law

Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced a 2017 version of the Dream Act.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are also co-sponsors. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, said this: America’s Voice applauds the introduction of the new Dream Act. The DACA program is and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Paxton should consider the harm of ending DACA’s success”

Austin, TX  – As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces renewed attacks, originating from the Lone Star State, and ahead of today’s introduction of a new Dream Act from Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Graham (R-SC), Angelica Rodriguez, a Dreamer; DACA recipient; and advocate for immigrant rights, has a new piece for the Austin-American Statements outlining the life changing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Bishop of Toledo Condemns Lara Deportation, While Rep. Bob Gibbs Callously Applauds 

Cleveland, OH – The Sandusky Register reports today that Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo criticized the deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez, a Willard father, taxpayer, and homeowner who was forced to leave his family yesterday.  As the Register and many other news outlets have made clear, Jesus was deported despite having lived in the United States for nearly two … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Promises More Terrorizing Immigration Raids

Acting ICE Director Homan tells media that he will send hundreds of agents into “sanctuary cities” Austin, TX – Yesterday, The Hill reported that the Trump administration plans to use federal law enforcement agents in a campaign against American cities and counties who have challenged the Trump Administration’s mass deportation agenda. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan laid … Continue reading »

Five Truths Evident After Heartbreaking Deportation of Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday to Mexico following a tearful goodbye with his family. Unfortunately, Jesus’ case is not an isolated one.  The heartbreak that he and his family feel today is the same heartbreak that so many other American families have been dealing with … Continue reading »