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ICYMI: Jeh Johnson: “Have a Heart, Mr. President, and Defend These Immigrants in Court”

“Mr. President, do the right thing. Protect the kids. Don’t end DACA.” As threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program multiply, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson joins fellow advocates in defense of the opportunities that the DACA program provides to nearly 800,000 young people in America. Ahead of the September … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Reacts to the DHS Letter on DACA Confidentiality

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, the Digital Campaigns Manager for America’s Voice Education Fund, in reaction to a letter that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson sent to Members of Congress, as reported by Politico.  The letter came in response to multiple inquiries from Democratic members of … Continue reading »

Despite DHS Policy, Shady Tactics From ICE Alarmingly Continue

Despite written directives from DHS, a new analysis shows that undocumented immigrants with no criminal record are still being targeted for detention by federal agents. “Only one quarter met the standards for being ICE’s top priority for deportation, or those with serious crime convictions. Compared with 2014, there was an 8% increase in requests to … Continue reading »

UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband

***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake … Continue reading »

Message to New DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: "What Most Needs Fixing is Immigration Enforcement"

Today, The New York Times published an editorial titled, “Homeland Security’s New Chief,” which lays out the challenges and expectations for Jeh Johnson on immigration. Fix the “ineffective and cruel” enforcement strategy – and expand DACA (emphasis below is ours): What most needs fixing is immigration enforcement. Under Mr. Johnson’s predecessors, the department’s continually shifting strategies … Continue reading »