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Sen. Minority Leader Schumer, Sen. Cortez Masto, Immigrants, Refugees, and Advocates Analyze Trump’s Potential Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

A video recording of today’s event is available here. Washington, DC – As rumors swirl that President Donald Trump may undo several immigration policies created by the Obama Administration this week, Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV); Greisa Martinez of United We Dream; Rev. Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life;  Angela Maria Kelley of Center for … Continue reading »

Ahead of Possible Executive Orders on Immigration, DACA-Recipients and Immigrant Rights Leaders Available for Comment

President Trump is set to sign executive orders this morning, including one or more on immigration.  Ohio immigrant rights leaders, allies, and two DACA-recipients are available for interview. Manny Bartsch, a DACA recipient, Heidelberg University graduate, recent father, and long-time Ohio resident whose battle against deportation was covered extensively by state and national media in 2005 and … Continue reading »

TODAY: Sen. Minority Leader Schumer, Sen. Cortez Masto, 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, today, January 23 at 3pm, Senate Minority Leader Schumer, Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV), 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, … 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 »