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America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen….We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” … Continue reading »

Senate Vote on Jeff Sessions to Determine If “Intellectual Godfather” Behind Trump Executive Orders Will Be Nation’s Attorney General

As the Senate gears up to vote later today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States, Senators should be fully aware that Sessions’ longstanding worldview and policy agenda is cohesive and fundamentally hostile to immigration and the changing demographics of America – and has been on display … Continue reading »

Anxious Dreamers Continue Waiting On The Fate Of DACA

As Donald Trump unrolls a series of extreme executive orders targeting immigrants and refugees, DACA recipients continue to wait in anxiety about the future of the program that has allowed them to legally work, pursue higher education, and temporarily live free from the fear of deportation. Despite offering recent empty promises to Dreamers that “we’re … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

¿Se enfocará Trump en los Dreamers y terminará con DACA?

Una de las primeras batallas inmigratorias del próximo gobierno de Trump se centrará en el futuro del programa de Acción Diferida para Quienes Llegaron en la Infancia (DACA) y el de más de 750,000 jóvenes a los que beneficia. DACA es un éxito rotundo, que ha ayudado al crecimiento económico, ha reforzado la creación de empleos, … Continue reading »