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GOP Governors Blocking Immigration Action Also Blocking Syrian Refugees

Earlier this week, Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie took a break from yelling at schoolteachers to examine “what options his administration has to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state and receiving financial aid,” the Wall Street Journal said. Christie’s double-down comes in response to the federal government resettling a Syrian family of seven … Continue reading »

One Year After DAPA Announcement; Immigrants Continue To Fight

Immigrants from across the country continue their push for the implementation of DAPA, an initiative that would shield parents of U.S. Citizens and legal permanent residents from deportation. Announced by President Barack Obama on November 20, 2014, the program has been stalled in the courts for the past year – as Republican Governors launched a … Continue reading »

Washington Post Asks: What ever happened to Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration?

What’s happened to the President’s executive actions on immigration? That’s a good question. Republican politicians are doing everything in their power to prevent those policies from taking effect. Republicans on Capitol Hill threatened to shut down the government over them at the beginning of the year. Currently, the executive actions are blocked because of a … Continue reading »

Texas Continues To Deny Birth Certificates To U.S. Citizen Children Born To Undocumented Parents

What impact does your birth certificate have on your daily life? For undocumented immigrants in Texas, birth certificates are becoming a nightmare – as they struggle to secure a document that would allow their newborns to take advantage of vital services. The issue is not a new one, but as The New York Times reports, … Continue reading »

Texas AG Who Called Obama’s Immigration Actions “Illegal,” “Lawless” Has Been Indicted By Grand Jury On Felony Charges

It looks like the same Texas Republican who claimed President Obama’s immigration actions were “illegal” is in some deep legal trouble of his own. Earlier this week, Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted by a grand jury on “two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a charge of failing to register with state securities regulators,” according … 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 »

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 »

Effort To Repeal The Texas Dream Act On Life Support

With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From The Dallas Morning News: Barring some … Continue reading »

DOJ Files Emergency Appeal in Fifth Circuit to Lift Hanen's Injunction of DAPA and Expanded DACA

Today, the United States Department of Justice filed an emergency appeal for a stay of Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction in the case of Texas v. United States. Hanen issued his preliminary injunction on the implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA on February 16, 2015. A link to the DOJ”s motion can be found here. The … Continue reading »