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Austin Teacher: “We Face Uncertain Futures. In My Own Family’s Case, DACA And DAPA Give Us Hope”

It’s no exaggeration to say that millions of lives are hanging in the balance as the Supreme Court is set to take up United States v Texas, the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA. If the court rules in favor of the actions — and the legal basis is there, according to legal … Continue reading »

Victory For DREAMers: Court Rules Arizona Must Keep Issuing Driver’s Licenses To DACA Recipients

DREAMers scored a huge victory yesterday after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 decision from District Court Judge David Campbell and ruled that Arizona must keep issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants protected by DACA. From NBC News: The decision came in the appeal of a lawsuit in 2012 filed by a … Continue reading »

Speaker Ryan’s DAPA Lawsuit Vote Latest Addition to GOP House’s Anti-Immigrant Hall of Shame

It’s Donald Trump’s party now as House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, are set to vote on filing an amicus brief against President Obama’s immigration action as soon as Thursday. Speaker Ryan has himself called his move “a very extraordinary step,” and it’s confirmation that this lawsuit is nothing but pure politics from Republicans. … Continue reading »

New Study Finds Potential DAPA, Expanded DACA Recipients Are “Deeply Embedded” In The US

As the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on DAPA and expanded DACA, a new study finds that undocumented immigrants eligible for the two programs — as well as young immigrants currently enrolled in DACA — are “deeply embedded” in American society, with familial ties and work histories that extend back for decades. The … Continue reading »

“Deport Me No Way!”: Immigrant Youth Protest Tonight’s GOP Debate In Houston

Immigrant youth in Texas are protesting tonight’s Republican Presidential debate, set to take place at the University of Houston, which will feature anti-immigrant candidates including Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. The demonstrators — including leaders from Youth Empowerment Alliance and United We Dream — unfurled a banner reading “Deport Me No Way! Dacamented Here To Stay!” … Continue reading »

Miguel Aguilar is A Soccer Star — And Leading Republican Presidential Candidates Would Deport Him

Miguel Aguilar made sports history when he was chosen in the first round of the Major League Soccer draft last year —  “the first time that ever happened,” proudly proclaimed his hometown newspaper in Sacramento, California. Miguel’s story is the story of the American Dream. The son of a single mom, Miguel grew up in … Continue reading »

Activist Cesar Vargas Becomes First DACA Recipient To Be Sworn In As An Attorney In New York

Cesar Vargas, a leading immigration activist who is now helping shape the 2016 Presidential campaign as a strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders, yesterday became the first DACA recipient to be sworn in as an attorney in the state of New York. It was the end of a four year battle for Vargas, who passed the … Continue reading »

“Families Not Felons?” DACA Recipient Deported After Obama Administration Refuses to Follow Its Own Stated Policy

Earlier this week, the Obama Administration deported a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite the government earlier having approved her DACA application and granted her “advanced parole” request to travel to and from Mexico.  The case of Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez is a troubling example of the Obama Administration not living up to … Continue reading »

Georgia’s Supreme Court Leaves Undocumented Students In Limbo

Undocumented students in Georgia are not giving up on their fight for access to in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this morning that the Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously rejected to an appeal that would have allowed undocumented students across to gain access to in-state tuition rates: In its … Continue reading »

“Rubio Wants To Deport Me”: Immigrant Youth Interrupt Marco Rubio During SC Forum

DREAMers and activists from United We Dream Action interrupted Marco Rubio at the Kemp forum in South Carolina this past weekend to call out his anti-DACA attacks as his campaign continues to veer to the right. From UWD Action: Since championing comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, Senator Rubio has consistently walked back his support for … Continue reading »