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DREAMers Refuse To Be Silenced By Citizens United And Iowa’s Steve King

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at … Continue reading »

DACA’s 900,000+ Enrollees Have Generated A Massive $422 Million In Application Fees

DACA’s 908,500 enrollees have generated a massive $422.4 million in application fees for the federal government, Buzzfeed reports this week. So much for immigrants being takers, right? DACA, which has been in effect since 2012, has allowed nearly one million young immigrants to work legally and live without the constant fear of deportation. Allowing immigrant … Continue reading »

Big Victory For DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

Earlier this week, the unicameral legislature in Nebraska passed a bill that lifted the ban on driver’s licenses for the beneficiaries of President Obama’s original DACA program. This made Nebraska the last state to take that action. This was a significant victory for the immigrant community and its allies. Not only did the bill, known … Continue reading »

The Republican Governors And Attorneys General Blocking Relief For Millions Of Immigrant Families

Earlier this week, a court of appeals denied the government’s emergency request to lift the temporary hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, two programs that would allow millions of families to live free from the fear of deportation. Legal scholars have noted that this bogus lawsuit — led by a coalition of GOP Governors and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold and Greg Sargent Highlight Key Legal and Political Takeaways Following 5th Circuit Ruling

Everything You Need to Know About the Fifth Circuit’s Stay Denial in Two Pieces Yesterday, in no surprise to close watchers of the federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability … Continue reading »

David Leopold: No Surprise From 5th Circuit On Immigration, But Judge Hanen’s Reliance On “Sublime Intelligences” Exposed

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday, in a 2/1 split decision, a three judge motions panel of the 5th circuit appeals court refused to lift the injunction placed on President Obama’s immigration executive actions last February by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen. Hanen’s order temporarily blocked the implementation of DACA expansion and DAPA, which offer an … Continue reading »

Video Blog: DAPA-Eligible California Families Discuss How The Lawsuit Delay Has Affected Their Lives

Yesterday, immigrant families and advocates from nearly 20 states rallied in the streets in support of DAPA, a program that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation and allow them to apply for work permits. Activists gathered in states including Nevada, Texas, New York, and California, where AV’s Maria Ponce spoke to several DAPA-eligible immigrants and … Continue reading »

Immigrant Families And Advocates Across 20+ States Rally, Pledge To #Fight4DAPA

Yesterday, immigrant families, advocates, elected officials, business and faith leaders from across the country rallied together in a National Day of Action in support of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Tuesday would have been the first day of DAPA’s implementation, but the program — which would allow millions of immigrant families to work … Continue reading »

How Deferred Action Improved The Lives of 600,000 Young People and Won President Obama the White House

June 15th marked the two year anniversary of the President’s creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.  This was arguably the most important immigration policy change in decades and one that has changed the lives of more than 600,000 young immigrants who are Americans in all but paperwork. As we celebrate the two-year anniversary … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach's Vision on Immigration Has Dug a Hole for the GOP

Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)  criticized Mitt Romney’s post-election “gift” comments and offered advice to the Republican Party regarding its lurch to the right on immigration policy and its thumping by Latino voters: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.  He [Romney] keeps digging.” Added Senator Graham, “The Hispanic community, 71 percent voted for … Continue reading »