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ICYMI: On The 5th Circuit Appeals Court Decision On Immigration, “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit Delay and What It Means for 5.5 Million Immigrants and Their Families  As the ttupreme Court begins a new term today, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision on the President’s executive actions on deportation has yet to be announced after nearly 3 months. The longer the appeals court ruling languishes, … Continue reading »

New United We Dream Survey Shows Huge Positive Impacts In Daily Lives Of DACA Recipients

A new United We Dream survey of more than 1,750 DACA recipients showcases how the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program has led to drastic improvements in the daily lives of undocumented youth. The United We Dream survey — one of the largest of its kind to date — shows “that DACA recipients have made … Continue reading »

Pennsylvania DREAM Act Could Finally Make In-State Tuition A Reality For Undocumented Students

Undocumented students across Pennsylvania might have a chance of benefiting from in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. State Senator Lloyd Smucker  (R – 13 District) is the main sponsor of SB 760, otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Dream Act, a bill that would grant in-state tuition for undocumented students. In a recent statement, Senator … Continue reading »

Thousands Send Messages Of Support To Ricardo, The DREAMer Who Shared His Story About Working In A Trump Hotel

Last week we introduced you to Ricardo Aca, the young DREAMer and DACA beneficiary who works at a restaurant in one of Donald Trump’s hotels in New York City. As Republicans continue to discuss their extreme stances on immigration and what to do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, Ricardo’s story serves … Continue reading »

“Every Dreamer Has A Story”: Meet DREAM Iowa, The Immigration Leaders Who Call The State Home

Some may not immediately connect Iowa and immigration, but 37,000 undocumented immigrants call the state their home, and contribute tens of millions of dollars every year in local and state taxes. According to 2013 Des Moines Register polling, 77% of Iowans support immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented … Continue reading »

Trump Wants To Deport DACA Recipients Like Ricardo. Do Other GOP Candidates Agree?

We know where Donald Trump stands when it comes to Ricardo, a 24-year-old DACA-mented man who works at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Trump SoHo. Speaking of Ricardo, Trump told The New York Times, “He’s got a legal work permit. I’ve heard he does a good job.” But, Trump’s policy positions make one thing very clear: … Continue reading »

From The Des Moines Register: Meet The DREAMers Driving The Immigration Debate In Iowa

“Attention, presidential candidates: If they haven’t already…Iowa DREAMers are coming for you.” In a must-read piece, the Des Moines Register profiles the young activists driving the immigration debate in Iowa as both Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates visit to draw support for next year’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. In particular, the profile highlights the work of members … Continue reading »

“Hey, Are You Juan Escalante?”

Last night I found myself leaving the grocery store, when an individual called my name as I walked down the parking lot. “Hey, are you Juan Escalante?” Startled, I quickly replied “Yes?” and proceeded to engage in conversation. It turned out that this individual was an undocumented student, a recent college graduate who is currently … Continue reading »