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Dream Act and Immigrant Youth

Thousands Send Messages Of Support To Ricardo, The DREAMer Who Shared His Story About Working In A Trump Hotel

Last week we introduced you to Ricardo Aca, the young DREAMer and DACA beneficiary who works at a restaurant in one of Donald Trump’s hotels in New York City. As Republicans continue to discuss their extreme stances on immigration and what to do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, Ricardo’s story serves … Continue reading »

“Every Dreamer Has A Story”: Meet DREAM Iowa, The Immigration Leaders Who Call The State Home

Some may not immediately connect Iowa and immigration, but 37,000 undocumented immigrants call the state their home, and contribute tens of millions of dollars every year in local and state taxes. According to 2013 Des Moines Register polling, 77% of Iowans support immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented … Continue reading »

Trump Wants To Deport DACA Recipients Like Ricardo. Do Other GOP Candidates Agree?

We know where Donald Trump stands when it comes to Ricardo, a 24-year-old DACA-mented man who works at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Trump SoHo. Speaking of Ricardo, Trump told The New York Times, “He’s got a legal work permit. I’ve heard he does a good job.” But, Trump’s policy positions make one thing very clear: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times Profiles Undocumented Trump Hotel Worker in Real Life “David vs. Goliath” Story

Why a Hard Working DACAmented Youth is Risking Everything to Stand Up to a Billionaire Bully As the negative coverage surrounding Donald Trump’s inflammatory immigration policy paper continues to spill out, Liz Robbins of the New York Times lifts up a critical, yet missing, voice in the current debate. Meet Ricardo Aca.  Ricardo is an undocumented immigrant who works … Continue reading »

Is Massachusetts The Next State To Pass In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students?

Guest blogger Rodrigo Huertas is a member of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Student Immigrant Movement. I moved from Guatemala to the United States on July 13th, 2010. This means that by Wednesday I will have officially lived in this country for five years. On that same day, July 15th, 2015, the Student Immigrant Movement … Continue reading »

Immigration Leaders Talk Undocumented Students And Higher Education In Second “Dignity Days” Chat

Last week, leaders from UWD, NILC, the Domestic Workers Alliance, DRM Action, PHDreamers, Harvard University, and Colorado State University joined our second “Dignity Days” event to discuss undocumented students pursuing higher education. As Juan Escalante notes, with the successful implementation of DACA, and in-state tuition and financial aid victories in states like Texas, Florida, Connecticut, … Continue reading »

WEBINAR TODAY: Next #DignityDays Conversation on Pro-Immigrant Movement’s Recent Wins

Today, America’s Voice Education Fund along with United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Domestic Workers Alliance will gather for our second #DignityDays conversation to discuss access to higher education and its importance to the undocumented and immigrant community.  While today’s webinar will focus on education specifically, the movement continues to rack … Continue reading »

#DACAWorks: DREAMers, Advocates, Members Of Congress Celebrate DACA’s Third Anniversary

Yesterday, DREAMers and their advocates celebrated the third anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. The celebration even earned notice from members of Congress, President Barack Obama, and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who tweeted their support from their official Twitter accounts. Up until the announcement of DAPA … Continue reading »

On Its Third Anniversary, A Reminder How DACA Changed Lives and Electoral History

Yesterday was the three year anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for Dreamers.  As several pieces reflecting on the anniversary highlight, DACA both changed hundreds of thousands of lives and altered the course of the 2012 presidential election. When the DACA program went into effect, in August 2012, Ezra … Continue reading »