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Immigration 101: What is a DREAMer?

What is a DREAMer? When it comes to immigration reform, a “Dreamer” (often spelled “DREAMer”) refers to a young person who qualifies for the DREAM Act. DREAM Act and DACA The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a piece of legislation first introduced to congress in 2001 that grants a pathway … 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 »

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 »