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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 »

Senators Dick Durbin, Bill Nelson Share Powerful DREAMer Stories

From the Senate floor earlier today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) shared powerful DREAMer stories, including law graduate Laura Alvarado, and formerly undocumented United States veteran Elijah Dawkins. There are over 740,000 #DREAMers who are contributing their talents to our country. One of them is Laura Alvarado: https://t.co/HSCoofD9Lh pic.twitter.com/nZIXHJWTw5 — Senator Dick Durbin … Continue reading »

“American DREAMers”: NYT Lifts Up Personal Stories From DACA Recipients

A new interactive feature from the New York Times lifts up the stories of DREAMers who are facing uncertain futures following Donald Trump’s election. Among the dozens of personal accounts — readers are asked to submit and share their own as well — is Deyanira, a Texas DREAMer who was “euphoric” following the announcement of … Continue reading »

In California, The Nation’s Largest Public University System Pledges To Protect Undocumented Students

California’s two public universities have vowed to protect undocumented students and not assist in federal deportation efforts. The effort is a part of a national movement of students and their allies mobilizing to create areas of refuge for undocumented students on college and university campuses. More from the Washington Post: In a “Statement of Principles,” … Continue reading »