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In New Dignity Days Broadcast, Leaders Talk How Municipal IDs Are Benefiting Immigrant Communities

In our third Dignity Days event yesterday, leaders from New York, Florida, and Connecticut joined our broadcast to discuss the fight for municipal ID cards and the effect victories from those fights have had on immigrant communities around the nation. As Juan Escalante previously noted, “over the years we have witnessed several local governments adopt … 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 »

Immigration Leaders From Around Nation Join AV For First-Ever “Dignity Days” Conversation

Yesterday, America’s Voice launched the first-ever “Dignity Days,” a virtual discussion to highlight the efforts from immigration leaders who are spearheading local and state immigration victories around the country. As Republicans have both failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and then blocked President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions shielding millions of immigrant families from deportation, activists … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Big Victory for DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

DACA Recipient and Immigration Activist Juan Escalante Says DACA 2012 Now “100% Operational” This week, by an overwhelming majority, the Nebraska unicameral legislature voted 34-10 to override the Governor’s veto of LB 623—a bill that will allow DACA recipients to obtain driver’s licenses.  Nebraska is the last state to allow DACAmented youth to obtain these crucial documents. … Continue reading »

Effort To Repeal The Texas Dream Act On Life Support

With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From The Dallas Morning News: Barring some … Continue reading »

DREAMers, Immigration Advocates Celebrate In-State Tuition Victory In Arizona

Arizona DREAMers celebrated a second victory this week, after the Arizona Board of Regents unanimously voted to grant DACA recipients in-state tuition at Arizona’s public universities. Just two days ago, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge ruled that DACA recipients were indeed eligible to pay in-state tuition at Maricopa County community colleges. As Juan Escalante … Continue reading »

Obama Administration Requests Emergency Stay in Judge Hanen's Ruling

Last week, Judge Andrew Hanen granted an injunction against executive action, which temporarily blocked President Obama’s recently-announced DAPA program from moving forward.  Today, the Obama Administration announced that it is seeking an emergency stay against that injunction.  Judge Hanen himself has 48 hours to rule on the stay request, otherwise the Administration has also filed … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Frank Sharry Reflects on 2014 & Thanks Pro-Reform Movement for Executive Action Victory

2014 was a transformative year for the politics and policy of immigration, and moreover, for the history of this county. Thanks to an ever-growing pro-reform movement, President Obama finally made good on his promise to take action on immigration in the face of Congressional inaction, and very soon, five million immigrant families will be able … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Executive Action: “The Biggest Victory for Immigrants and Their Allies in 25 Years”

With the details of the president’s immigration executive action now public, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice shares his reflections: This is the biggest victory for immigrants and their allies in the past 25 years.  We rejoice with the millions who can come forward, get a work permit and live without fear. Giving some 5 million … Continue reading »