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ICYMI: “You Could Soon Pay More Money For Worse Food. Thanks, Donald Trump.”

In a new piece for Washington Post’s “WonkBlog”, Caitlin Dewey highlights the varied economic consequences of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants. As Dewey explains, “Undocumented workers account for 67 percent of people harvesting fruit, according to the Agriculture Department. They make up 61 percent of all employees on vegetable farms, and as many as … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Oklahoma City Mom, DACA Recipient Calls On Donald Trump to Walk in Her Shoes for One Day

In the face of Donald Trump’s pledge to end the DACA program on day one of his presidency, DREAMers have been speaking out to highlight how DACA has transformed their lives, futures, and communities. Yesterday we highlighted an array of DREAMers’ powerful testimonials about DACA, pulled from a range of national media stories. Today, a new CNN story by Rosa … Continue reading »

Meet Artist Ramiro Gomez, Who Has Made Immigrants The Stars Of His Artwork

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the city leaders across the nation pledging to protect undocumented immigrants from President Donald Trump. “I’m proud that more than 1.5 million immigrant Angelenos have chosen to call L.A. home — making immeasurable contributions to our economy, and adding to a civic and cultural vitality that is the envy … Continue reading »

Major City Mayors Are Prepared To Defy Donald Trump And Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Some of America’s biggest and most populous cities are vowing to remain areas of refuge for undocumented immigrants following the election of Donald Trump. “On top of providing a safe haven for immigrant communities,” writes Yara Simón in Remezcla, “sanctuary cities encourage undocumented people to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of crimes without fear … Continue reading »

Acción de Gracias por un nuevo comienzo

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – En la semana de Acción de Gracias estoy agradecida por muchas cosas y una de esas es poder sentir que el cinismo todavía no me ha consumido totalmente cuando de cuestiones políticas se trata. Desde el 7 de noviembre, pasadas las elecciones, escuchar las … Continue reading »

Progress Report Using DHS Data Shows Fewer Individuals Getting Relief and Those Getting Relief are Getting a Worse Deal

After a growing outcry by immigrants, allies, and Members of Congress, outraged at the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy in June 2011 that was supposed to focus immigration enforcement on the “worst of the worst” and spare individuals who have been in the … Continue reading »

Campaign for an American Dream Walkers Hold Protest At Obama Campaign HQ in Denver

As you know, we’ve been publishing a series of posts from the DREAMers of the Campaign for an American DREAM.  In March, they set off from San Francisco to begin a 3,000-mile, 8-month+ walk to Washington, DC to call attention to the DREAM Act and the need for immigration reform. This week, the DREAMers arrived in Denver to … Continue reading »

CAD Walk 2012: Time to Stand up and Fight Back

We’ve been publishing a series of posts from the DREAMers of the Campaign for an American DREAM.  Last month, they set off from San Francisco to begin a 3,000-mile, 8-month+ walk to Washington, DC to call attention to the DREAM Act and the need for immigration reform. Today’s post is from Jonatan Martinez, a DREAMer from Georgia who recently … Continue reading »

Video: DREAMers Across the Nation Proclaim Their Right to DREAM

Yesterday we wrote about the “Right to DREAM” campaign that United We Dream is launching, the declaration of students from all over the country that they have a right to live with their families without fear.  As we head into the big National Day of Action this Thursday, we wanted to share with you a … Continue reading »

Casa De Maryland Protests DHS Immigration and Deportation Practices

Casa De Maryland took to the streets yesterday to protest the Obama Administration’s failure to implement immigration policy that would keep undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria safe from deportation. And, those activists took to the streets right outside of  the DC headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a. ICE.) Famously known in our advocacy world … Continue reading »