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As Remote Fifth Circuit Panel Denies Stay on Immigration Lawsuit, Ohio Families Remain in Limbo

Gov. Kasich and Attorney General DeWine Chose Party over People in Misguided Political Lawsuit Today, a three judge panel from 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 (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs.  The lawsuit … Continue reading »

CT DREAMers Rally In Support Of Financial Aid For Undocumented Youth

Last Saturday, Connecticut DREAMers from CT Students for a DREAM (C4D) rallied at the State Capitol in Hartford in support of equal access to financial aid for the state’s undocumented youth. Connecticut DREAMers won in-state tuition in 2011, but only five states in the nation (California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington) allow undocumented students … Continue reading »

Nevada Grants Teaching Licenses to DACA Beneficiaries

Earlier today, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV) signed into law AB27 – a bill that would grant teaching licenses to undocumented immigrants who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was passed unanimously by the Nevada Legislature. #NHLC commends @GovSandoval for signing #AB27 allowing more students to become teachers #nvleg — NV … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: Is Your DACA Renewal Delayed? You Are Not Alone

Cross-posted from Huffington Post: “Is this Juan Escalante?” the woman asked via a private Twitter message. “Yes, how can I help you?” I replied, “My DACA is about to expire, and my boss is going to fire me. I don’t know what to do…” This is one of two individual stories, both coming out Chicago, … Continue reading »

“A Life Without Papers” – The GOP Seems to be Missing that Their Attack on Immigrants is Personal

After weeks of battling the inevitable, House Republicans appear set to finally advance a clean DHS funding bill stripped of immigration riders.  This predictable outcome reinforced the fact that immigration is the Republicans’ kryptonite.  Instead of helping the GOP, congressional attempts to block and overturn President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration exposed rifts within the GOP, demolished … Continue reading »

Senator Durbin Lifts Up Aspiring Doctor’s DREAMer Story on Senate Floor

For weeks now, Congressional Republicans have been embroiled in fight with each other over a DHS funding bill that would end DACA and DAPA for millions of DREAMers and immigrant parents. The House and Senate could pass a clean funding bill — as Democrats have been insisting — but apparently for Republicans, attacking immigrant families … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Highlights Story of Former DREAMer and Veteran Featured in New Film, Spare Parts

Throughout the week Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has been taking to the Senate floor to describe the transformative impact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is having on people’s lives.  While more than 600,000 young people have applied for the program since 2012 and are now studying, working and otherwise contributing to the country they … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin is Lifting Up DACA Success Stories on Senate Floor — While Republicans Aim to Bring DACA Down

Immigration reform champion Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has been taking to the Senate floor regularly to describe the transformative impact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is having on people’s lives.  You’d think that policymakers from all political ideologies would support allowing smart, talented, and driven Americans to realize their full potential in … Continue reading »

Photos: Ohio Community Leaders Support Families Facing Imminent Deportation

President Obama decision to delay immigration policy reforms until after the November mid-term elections will result in the deportation of an estimated 70,000 people — including many with U.S. citizen members. These people simply cannot wait for an election to take place; they need action from the Obama Administration today. On Sunday, September 21st, members of Cleveland’s … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Responds to Procedural Senate Vote on Sessions/Cruz Amendment

Following a procedural vote that failed on the Senate floor this evening, in which Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass a procedural motion so they could bring forward a bill that would prevent future executive action on immigration by President Obama and strip work permits from DACA recipients, Frank Sharry, … Continue reading »