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America’s Voice Reacts to the Bridge Act

Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will introduce the Bridge Act, which if passed would provide “provisional protected status” for the undocumented youth who currently qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are original co-sponsors. According to Frank Sharry, … Continue reading »

America Stands Up for DREAMers and the Immigrant Communities From Which They Come

As Inauguration Day nears, Americans across the country are voicing their support for the 750,000 DREAMers who have been able to live and work without fear because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as the broader immigrant community that is at risk of deportation under the new President-elect. Below, we … Continue reading »

Luke: DACA “Gave Me A New Faith, And Brought Out A New Me To Reject Fear”

Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin shared the story of Luke, a gifted student and community leader who is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Chicago. According to a letter Luke wrote to Sen. Durbin, “DACA did much more than shielding me from deportation and changing my immediate circumstances; it gave me a new faith, … Continue reading »

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 »

DREAMers and Allies Use Their Voices and Stories to Fight Back

With inauguration just 43 days away, it is clear that the first big fight of the Trump administration will center on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the future of at least 750,000 DREAMers.  Across the nation, DREAMers and their allies are standing up to talk about the contributions they make to the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: American Dreamers: Juan Escalante

Recently, the New York Times editorial board urged President-elect Donald Trump to reverse his decision to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects 750,000 DREAMers from immediate deportation. Since then, the editors have been publishing dozens of stories of young DACA-mented immigrants to explain exactly whose lives are at stake.  Today, DREAMer and America’s Voice … 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 »

Ana Navarro, Viewers Slam Rick Santorum For Telling Worried DREAMer She Should Leave The US

Television viewers and CNN commentator Ana Navarro came to the defense of a DREAMer during Van Jones’s CNN special “The Messy Truth” last night, following Rick Santorum’s callous suggestion to her that she should leave the country. The exchange came when DREAMer Elizabeth shared her inspirational story about coming to the US at the age of … 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 »

As Rubio Refuses to Protect DACA, Nelson Reminds Us of DREAMers’ Contributions

Today, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) held the Senate floor to remind listeners of the DREAMers’ contributions in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Nelson emphasized, the 750,000 DREAMers who currently have work permits under DACA are our neighbors, classmates, colleagues, and yes, U.S. military veterans. On … Continue reading »