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“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 »

ICYMI: 10 Times Marco Rubio Turned His Back on Immigrants

Juan Escalante of America’s Voice Documents Defining Moments in Marco Rubio’s Past that Pro-Immigration Voters Will Not Forget Today, ahead of this weekend’s Kemp Forum in South Carolina, Juan Escalante, Digital Campaign Manager at America’s Voice, highlights in a new Medium post the top moments when Marco Rubio “turned his back on immigrants” in favor … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits With Immigrant Family For DAPA Dinner

Last week, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley sat down for a historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family from Austin, Texas, to hear how the program would benefit them. O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — is the first … Continue reading »

DREAMer Ricardo Aca’s Photo Exhibit Challenging Stereotypes About Immigrants Opens In New York This Week

New York-based photographer and DREAMer Ricardo Aca — who rose to national prominence after his video showcasing his life as an undocumented immigrant working in a Donald Trump hotel went viral — debuted a new exhibit this week challenging stereotypes about immigrants and immigration. From DNAinfo New York: He’s continuing his mission to dispel misconceptions … Continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley To Break Bread With Immigrant Family Today. Will Other Candidates Follow?

Today, a DAPA family is set to break bread with Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley in a first-ever “DAPA Dinner,” with advocates hoping today’s event in Austin, Texas becomes just the first of many dinners with immigrant families and 2016 contenders from both parties. Looking forward to meeting the Ramirez family & sharing a meal w/ … Continue reading »