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On Anniversary of DAPA Announcement, “DAPA Dinners” Effort Offers Fresh Reminder of What’s at Stake for Millions of Immigrant Families

Senators and Congressmen Continue to Sign Up for Sit Down with DAPA-Eligible Families  Today, November 20th, marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA announcement, which would’ve grant much needed deportation relief to millions of immigrants and their families.  While the day should be a joyous occasion met with celebration and cheerful commemoration, for many … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits With Immigrant Family For DAPA Dinner

Last week, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley sat down for a historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family from Austin, Texas, to hear how the program would benefit them. O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — is the first … Continue reading »

DREAM Iowa Invites Presidential Candidates Coming to Iowa to Dinner on the Anniversary of DAPA

Back in 2012, Monica and Nilvia Reyes founded DREAM Iowa as a social media group to unite and organize Iowa DREAMers around the implementation of DACA. Since then, DREAM Iowa has grown into a political powerhouse in the state. DREAMers from across Iowa have spent the last 18 months confronting every single major presidential candidate about their … Continue reading »

“We Should Not Be Breaking Families Up”: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits Down With Immigrant Family for “DAPA Dinner”

Workers Defense in Action PAC organized an historic gathering in Austin, Texas yesterday, where former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley became the first 2016 Presidential candidate to meet with an immigrant family for “DAPA Dinner.” The Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — sat down with O’Malley … Continue reading »

O’Malley “DAPA Dinner” Today Marks An Historic Moment in Immigration & Presidential Politics

First Presidential Candidate to Break Bread with DAPA-Eligible Immigrant Family; Visit Raises the Stakes for Other 2016 Contenders  Today, as the first candidate to join the new “DAPA Dinners” effort, presidential candidate Martin O’Malley made modern presidential history.  O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family of Austin, TX represents the first time to our knowledge that a presidential candidate has visited the home of … Continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley To Break Bread With Immigrant Family Today. Will Other Candidates Follow?

Today, a DAPA family is set to break bread with Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley in a first-ever “DAPA Dinner,” with advocates hoping today’s event in Austin, Texas becomes just the first of many dinners with immigrant families and 2016 contenders from both parties. Looking forward to meeting the Ramirez family & sharing a meal w/ … Continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Will Join Texas Family for “DAPA Dinner”

Earlier this week, United We Dream Action, the Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement and America’s Voice announced a new effort called “DAPA Dinners.”  This initiative “invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join an immigrant family for dinner on or around the one-year anniversary of the DAPA announcement on November 20, … Continue reading »

New “DAPA Dinners” Effort Invites 2016 Candidates to Break Bread with Immigrant Families

Effort Seeks to Connect Candidates with DAPA-Eligible Families for Dinner On or Around the 1-Year Anniversary of DAPA Announcement on Nov. 20th Today, America’s Voice, United We Dream Action and Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement announce “DAPA Dinners” – a new initiative that invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join … Continue reading »

Will Candidates Have The Courage To Sit Down With DAPA Families?

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. DAPA would protect parents of US Citizen children from deportation and allow them to apply for a work permit. However, DAPA is currently being blocked by a federal court, based on a lawsuit brought by … Continue reading »