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Steve King Resumes His Attacks On DREAMers

Iowa’s Steve King is no stranger to disgusting comments about immigrants. He’s done everything from drawing a parallel between immigrants and livestock, to calling his comparison between immigrants and dogs “a compliment.” But, King has always focused his attention on one specific group of immigrants: DREAMers. Remember that whole DREAMers have “calves the size of … Continue reading »

Must-Watch WSJ Video: “Medical School ‘DREAMers’ Face Uncertainty With Trump”

DACA helped make medical school a reality for Jirayut Latthivongskorn, who in 2014 made history as the first openly-undocumented student accepted to the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Now, one stroke of a pen from a President Trump threatens to put a stop to his dreams and the dreams of many others. Jirayut … 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: https://t.co/HSCoofD9Lh pic.twitter.com/nZIXHJWTw5 — Senator Dick Durbin … Continue reading »

“American DREAMers”: NYT Lifts Up Personal Stories From DACA Recipients

A new interactive feature from the New York Times lifts up the stories of DREAMers who are facing uncertain futures following Donald Trump’s election. Among the dozens of personal accounts — readers are asked to submit and share their own as well — is Deyanira, a Texas DREAMer who was “euphoric” following the announcement of … Continue reading »

In California, The Nation’s Largest Public University System Pledges To Protect Undocumented Students

California’s two public universities have vowed to protect undocumented students and not assist in federal deportation efforts. The effort is a part of a national movement of students and their allies mobilizing to create areas of refuge for undocumented students on college and university campuses. More from the Washington Post: In a “Statement of Principles,” … Continue reading »

The Nation Agrees: President-elect Trump and Congress Must Protect American DREAMers

With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Said Lynn … Continue reading »

DREAMers Continue To Share Stories In Ongoing #SaveDACA Campaign

Yesterday’s viral #SaveDACA campaign has stretched into today, with DREAMers continuing to share more their inspirational stories with our nation’s leaders. Sen. Dick Durbin — who, along with Senate Democrats, kicked off the hashtag yesterday — briefly mentioned the campaign during a floor speech today, saying that the #SaveDACA was viewed by millions of Americans and was … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Shares Asael’s Story: “DACA Meant That I Had A Future Worth Fighting For”

Sen. Dick Durbin continued lifting up the stories of DACA recipients, this morning sharing the successes of Asael Reyes from Chicago, Illinois. When Asael was in high school when he found out he was undocumented. Devastated, he felt he “had no future” and he dropped out of school after struggling with his grades. But his … Continue reading »

“DACA Meant That I Had a Future Worth Fighting For”. Momentum Growing Behind Push to Protect DREAMers

The fight to protect the futures and opportunities of DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program continues to gather momentum. Yesterday, news emerged that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) is preparing legislation to address DREAMers’ status should President Trump repeal DACA on day one of his presidency, as he has pledged. SaidGraham, “The worst outcome … Continue reading »