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Americans Rise Up for Dreamers, Push Back Against Trump

A Defining Moment for America Washington, DC – Yesterday, on the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect, Dreamers and their allies stood up in communities around the country to celebrate the successes of the program and to share reminders of how the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients … Continue reading »

Elected Officials in California and Texas Join The Dreamer Dinners Campaign to Help Protect DACA Program

Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst of a nationwide mobilization organized by … Continue reading »

On Fifth Anniversary of DACA, Texas Congressman Castro Breaks Bread With Dreamers, Commits to Protecting DACA Recipients and Their Families From Deportation

San Antonio, TX – On the fifth anniversary of the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined immigrant youth from San Antonio and across Texas to discuss DACA, the risks if the program is revoked, and the importance of protecting its recipients. During the dinner, Congressman Castro (D-TX) spoke to eight young immigrants … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What Are Donald Trump’s Plans for DACA and Dreamers?

800,000 young people may have work permits and protection from deportation stripped away by Donald Trump Today marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Dreamers are once again making headlines all over the country. DACA allows nearly a million young people to come out of … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Allies and Lawmakers Stand up for DACA on Five Year Anniversary

Today is the five year anniversary of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect. Of course, today’s anniversary comes with a cloud overhead, given the threats to the DACA program from some Republican state officials and the anti-immigrant movement. But in the face of this opposition, Dreamers and … Continue reading »

FL State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez Reaffirms Support for DACA and Dreamers

America’s Voice Dreamer Dinners campaign continues to highlight the broad support that exists for keeping Dreamers shielded from Donald Trump’s Deportation Force. The first Dreamer Dinner took place in Columbus, Ohio last week, where Councilwoman Liz Brown joined over eight Dreamers for a meal and discussion on why the DACA program is so important for … Continue reading »

Senators Harris and Cortez Masto, Dreamer and Local Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of DACA and Review the Fight Ahead

A recording of today’s event is available here Washington, DC – Today, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Felipe Salazar, a California Dreamer, to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program; the invaluable contributions of Dreamers; and the need to protect DACA and Dreamers.  A recording of today’s call … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Immigration Advocates & Legal Experts Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of DACA and Outline Next Steps in the Fight

A recording of today’s call is available here Washington, DC – Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, DACA-recipients, immigration advocates, legal experts, and community leaders provided the latest updates in the fight to protect DACA and the 800,000 recipients and to announcerallies in cities across … Continue reading »

Standing Up for DACA: Support for Dreamers On Display Across America

Supporters of the successful and popular DACA program, a policy that provides nearly 800,000 young immigrants the chance to go to college, work and fully contribute to the nation they call home, are gearing up to make this one of the defining fights against the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants. With less than a month … Continue reading »

Momentum Continues in Support of Dreamers: Former Acting ICE Director Sandweg, Ed Boards in FL and SC

Editorial boards and expert observers continue to speak out on behalf of DACA and Dreamers. Writing in The Hill, former ICE Acting Director John Sandweg makes a compelling case for why DACA is smart, legal, and beneficial to America – including by allowing enforcement to target actual public safety threats and not Dreamers. And editorials in the Charleston Post … Continue reading »