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#DACAWorks: DREAMers, Advocates, Members Of Congress Celebrate DACA’s Third Anniversary

Yesterday, DREAMers and their advocates celebrated the third anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. The celebration even earned notice from members of Congress, President Barack Obama, and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who tweeted their support from their official Twitter accounts. Up until the announcement of DAPA … Continue reading »

On Its Third Anniversary, A Reminder How DACA Changed Lives and Electoral History

Yesterday was the three year anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for Dreamers.  As several pieces reflecting on the anniversary highlight, DACA both changed hundreds of thousands of lives and altered the course of the 2012 presidential election. When the DACA program went into effect, in August 2012, Ezra … Continue reading »

Failure To Repeal TX Dream Act Exposes GOP’s Immigration Problem

The Texas legislative sessions adjourned on June 1, and the immigrant community got the news they had been waiting for. The push to repeal the Texas Dream Act was defeated, securing in-state tuition as a benefit that undocumented students across Texas can continue to take advantage of. This is significant victory, especially for the state … Continue reading »

Must-Read: “Undocumented Immigrant Among Fellows Working For DNC”

DREAMers have long been driving forces within the immigrant rights movement, sparking the fires that led to the biggest immigration victories in a generation: DACA in 2012, and DAPA in 2014. Now DREAMers are set to help influence who will become the next President of the United States, too. Arelis Hernández of The Washington Post … 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 »

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 »

As Rick Scott Claims Obama “Failed” On Immigration, He Continues to Block DAPA/DACA+

Gov. Rick Scott hosted over half a dozen GOP Presidential hopefuls, including former Govs. Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee, during his first “Economic Growth” summit Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. The invitation-only event, which according to Bloomberg was attended by a wide array of Republicans and Rick Scott supporters, covered a range subjects – including immigration. Prior to … 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 »

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 »

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 »