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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 »

Immigration and Refugee Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss Potential Trump Immigration Plans and Implications

President-elect Donald Trump has declared that on Monday, January 23rd he will begin repealing several of President Obama’s executive actions, with major implications for immigrants and immigration policy. From the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an unqualified success – to the deportation memo that prioritizes security threats over undocumented workers and many other actions, … Continue reading »

Why DACA and Policies Protecting Young Immigrants Benefit America and Should Stay in Place

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 more than 750,000 young people it benefits. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic growth, bolster job creation, keep families together, promote education and community integration, and … Continue reading »

Three Immigrants Share Why They Are Going To March On Washington This Saturday

On the heels of last Saturday’s powerful #HereToStay action, immigrants from all over the country will be trekking to the Women’s March on Washington in a display of resistance to the forces of hate. “It is our moral duty to keep families together,” states the Women’s March platform, “and empower all aspiring Americans to fully … Continue reading »

Immigration and Refugee Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss Potential Trump Immigration Plans and Implications

President-elect Donald Trump has declared that on Monday, January 23rd he will begin repealing several of President Obama’s executive actions, with major implications for immigrants and immigration policy. From the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an unqualified success – to the deportation memo that prioritizes security threats over undocumented workers and many other actions, … Continue reading »