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Will Trump Revoke DACA on Day One? Listen to DREAMers’ Testimonials About How DACA Strengthens America

DREAMers Share Powerful Stories About How DACA Has Transformed Their Lives One of the first tests of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Trump’s pledge to end DACA on day one of his presidency is running headlong into the … Continue reading »

Universities And Colleges Are Mobilizing To Protect Undocumented Students

Mayors and local leaders aren’t the only ones mobilizing to protect undocumented immigrants in the face of an upcoming Donald Trump Presidency. Across the nation, immigration advocates and allies are rallying and calling on colleges and universities to adopt measures that would protect undocumented students and others. In California, the nation’s largest four-year public university system … Continue reading »

Sen. Dick Durbin: “I’m Gonna Fight” For Oscar And DREAMers Like Him

In a floor speech and a series of tweets, Sen. Dick Durbin shared the story of Oscar Cornejo, one of the over 700,000 DREAMers whose futures in the US depend on DACA. Oscar came to the US from Mexico as a five-year-old child. Not only did he grow up to become the first person in his … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Presidency Breeds Uncertainty for 750,000

Dara Lind Writes of the Anxiety DACA Recipients Are Experiencing as a Trump Presidency Looms Few communities can bear witness to the uncertainty and vulnerability that a Trump Presidency brings like the DACA-mented community. The DACA program, instituted under Obama, provides deportation protection and work permits to 750,000 individuals who entered the US as children … Continue reading »

DREAMers Use #WithDACA To Show How Obama Program Has Transformed Their Lives

As we noted earlier today, the future of DACA will be one of the first tests of a Donald Trump Administration. More than 750,000 DREAMers depend on this program to run their businesses, go to school, and live with some peace of mind in the only place they call home. “If the DACA program is … Continue reading »

Future of DACA and DREAMers Shaping Up as First Major Test for Trump Administration

One of the first tests of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While Trump has pledged to end DACA on day one of his presidency, a range of voices are pointing out that this would be a colossal mistake. These … Continue reading »

Have DACA? Need Help Attending College? Check Out TheDream.US

Two scholarship programs targeting undocumented youth who need help achieving their higher education dreams are accepting applications starting today. Since launching in 2014, TheDream.US has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to nearly 2,000 DACAmented youth to help them attend two and four-year colleges. These funds are particularly life-changing for undocumented youth who reside in “locked-out” … Continue reading »

New America’s Voice Ad Mobilizes Nevada Latinos to Vote for DACA and DREAMers

Spanish Language Radio Ad Highlights Rep. Joe Heck’s Votes and Support for Donald Trump’s Pledge to End DACA Program America’s Voice is launching a new Spanish language radio ad buy in Nevada, narrated by Nevada DREAMer Mara Vazquez, encouraging members of Nevada’s Latino community to get out and vote to protect the DACA program for … Continue reading »

Meet The First Winners Of A New E4FC Fund for Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs

Undocumented immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines are the inaugural winners of grants from a new Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) initiative, FUSE, “launched to foster and provide financial support for the entrepreneurial projects of undocumented young people working to create positive social change.” 222 undocumented … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Daniel Denvir: “New Hope For Undocumented Immigrants: DAPA Might Not Be Dead — A Bold Legal Strategy Could Protect Millions From Deportation”

Following the lawsuit filed yesterday challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, Daniel Denvir of Salon explores the politicization of DAPA and DACA; the potential judicial chaos emanating from the Supreme Court tie in U.S. v. Texas; and the continued fight for protection from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants who are Americans in all but … Continue reading »