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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 »

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 »

ICYMI: Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez Issues Clarion Call to Defend DACA and TPS

On Wednesday, in a speech on the floor of Congress, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a call to action to resist the latest threats coming from the Trump Administration in its war on immigrants and refugees. In the coming weeks, the Bannon-Miller-Sessions wing of the Administration is pushing to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading »

ICYMI: LA Times Editorial: “Trump Should Show Some Political Courage and Endorse Immigration Protection for Dreamers”

Yesterday, we wrote why we need a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers and that DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one. Today, the Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in, calling on President Trump to demonstrate “political courage” and protect DACA and Dreamers. Find key excerpts of “Trump should show some political courage and endorse immigration protection for Dreamers” below and … Continue reading »

President Trump: Keep DACA in Place

Yes, we need a permanent solution, but DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the initiative that has provided deportation relief and work permits for nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, is under attack. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened the Trump Administration: if DACA isn’t … Continue reading »

Amid Threats, Texas Advocates Double Down to Defend DACA

Future of 124,000 Texas DACA-recipients hangs in the balance Austin, TX – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a meeting this week that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under threat and at the mercy of anti-immigrant Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The latest … Continue reading »

The Moment of Truth is at Hand: Stand with Dreamers and Defend DACA

Will Trump Be Bullied by the State of Texas and His Own Attorney General Into One of the Biggest Mistakes of His Presidency? Yesterday’s meeting between DHS Secretary John Kelly and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus made it clear: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has been a huge success for young people who are … Continue reading »