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Three Key Questions for DHS Nominee Gen. Kelly: DACA, Deportation Priorities, and Central American Policy

With General John Kelly Trump’s official pick to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), here are three key questions we want him to answer: Will you counsel President Trump to keep the DACA program for Dreamers in place? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic growth, … Continue reading »

DREAMers and Allies Use Their Voices and Stories to Fight Back

With inauguration just 43 days away, it is clear that the first big fight of the Trump administration will center on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the future of at least 750,000 DREAMers.  Across the nation, DREAMers and their allies are standing up to talk about the contributions they make to the … Continue reading »

La (peor) ‘Persona del Año’

La subjetividad con la que se escoge algo en la vida tiene que ver directamete con la serie de valores que nos respaldan, esos que nos han formado a lo largo de los años y que nos definen de pies a cabeza. Son nuestro reflejo, lo que proyectamos hacia el Otro, lo que nos hace … Continue reading »

ICYMI: American Dreamers: Juan Escalante

Recently, the New York Times editorial board urged President-elect Donald Trump to reverse his decision to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects 750,000 DREAMers from immediate deportation. Since then, the editors have been publishing dozens of stories of young DACA-mented immigrants to explain exactly whose lives are at stake.  Today, DREAMer and America’s Voice … Continue reading »

68% Of Latinos Reported Being Discriminate Against In New Survey

The number of Latinos who say they have been discriminated against has more than doubled from the previous decade, according to a new report from online journal Social Science & Medicine – Population Health. “68 percent of Latino men and women in the United States reported discrimination, a rate comparable to that reported by blacks, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “You Could Soon Pay More Money For Worse Food. Thanks, Donald Trump.”

In a new piece for Washington Post’s “WonkBlog”, Caitlin Dewey highlights the varied economic consequences of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants. As Dewey explains, “Undocumented workers account for 67 percent of people harvesting fruit, according to the Agriculture Department. They make up 61 percent of all employees on vegetable farms, and as many as … Continue reading »

Ana Navarro, Viewers Slam Rick Santorum For Telling Worried DREAMer She Should Leave The US

Television viewers and CNN commentator Ana Navarro came to the defense of a DREAMer during Van Jones’s CNN special “The Messy Truth” last night, following Rick Santorum’s callous suggestion to her that she should leave the country. The exchange came when DREAMer Elizabeth shared her inspirational story about coming to the US at the age of … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Trump’s Latest Dreamer Comments: “Unfortunately, We Expect No Pivot and No Softening”

In a new interview with Time magazine released today, Donald Trump “did not back off his pledge to end” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers and offered a vague attempt to reassure those concerned about the fate of DREAMers, saying, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud … … Continue reading »

Senators Dick Durbin, Bill Nelson Share Powerful DREAMer Stories

From the Senate floor earlier today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) shared powerful DREAMer stories, including law graduate Laura Alvarado, and formerly undocumented United States veteran Elijah Dawkins. There are over 740,000 #DREAMers who are contributing their talents to our country. One of them is Laura Alvarado: — Senator Dick Durbin … Continue reading »

California Again a National Leader on Immigration

New legislation in CA would stand up to Trump’s deportation vision and promote alternative vision of America that recognizes value of immigrants Yesterday, California lawmakers unveiled a sweeping set of pro-immigrant policies designed to combat Trump’s deportation plans and stand up for an alternative vision of America that recognizes the value of immigrants and immigrant … Continue reading »