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Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze DAPA Immigration Memo and Implications for DACA

A recording of today’s DAPA immigration event is available here On a press call today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed the Trump Administration’s latest moves to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Technically-speaking, DACA remains in place … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Reacts to DHS Guidance on DAPA Memo and Future of DACA

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice reacting to the DHS DAPA memo issued yesterday: Yesterday, the Trump Administration officially revoked the immigration executive action known as DAPA, a common sense policy that would have allowed parents of U.S. citizen children to apply for legal work permits and protection from deportation.  While … Continue reading »

On the Fifth Anniversary of DACA, A Reminder of the Victory and the Continued Fight

Across the nation, nearly 800,000 DACA-recipients, beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today celebrate the fifth anniversary of DACA – an unmitigated success that has benefited not only the men and women who were able to obtain it, but also their families, schools, employers, and communities. As America’s Voice Education Fund’s Van Le … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Advocates Celebrate DACA’s 5th Birthday

Today is the fifth birthday of DACA, President Obama’s deferred action program that has helped nearly 800,000 immigrant youth step out of the shadows, go to school, legally work and live their dreams. DACA has been one of the immigration reform movement’s greatest victories — and it’s helped Dreamers and their families make contributions that have … Continue reading »

DREAMer Jessica Colotl Arbitrarily Targeted by Trump Administration, Has DACA Revoked

A recording of today’s event is available here. Ahead of next week’s 5-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Jessica Colotl, a leader in the fight for DACA who is vulnerable to deportation, joined Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), legal experts, and immigration advocates to discuss DACA under Trump and the … Continue reading »

DACA: A Dream or Just a Guise?

Will Trump deport Dreamers?“It’s time to speak up. Silence is acquiescence” Although Trump originally campaigned on a pledge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, once in office he hesitated. In an interview with Time Magazine, he said: We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud… They got … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Latest Updates on DACA

Immigration attorney David Leopold provides a Facebook LIVE update on DACA and answers questions from America’s Voice FB audience members. Immigration attorney David Leopold will update us tonight on the latest on DACA and will take your questions. Posted by America’s Voice on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ICYMI: “Daniel Ramirez Medina: I’m a ‘Dreamer’, But Immigration Agents Detained Me Anyway”

In a moving Op-Ed published in the Washington Post this morning, Dreamer Daniel Ramirez Medina writes from inside a detention center, voicing concerns about his future and the future of his three-year-old child. Ramirez has been in the United States since he was 7 years old and received DACA in 2012. Ramirez was arrested on … Continue reading »

ICE Doesn’t Care What’s in Trump’s “Heart”, Tweets About How It Can Deport Dreamers

Trump’s deportation dragnet is catching a whole lot of longtime Americans in its wake, from grandfathers to business owners to young students to workers. Even Dreamers — the young immigrants Donald Trump claims to have such a “heart” for — aren’t necessarily safe. ICE tweets: Deferred action does not protect from removal This was underscored … Continue reading »