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 »

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Legislature moved forward with a bill that would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The New Jersey Safe and Responsible Driver Act (A4425), would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented resident in New Jersey who are able to provide a variety of documented to the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, pay… Continue »

Latin musical powerhouses Maná and Los Tigres del Norte sent a powerful message to Latino voters last night. Moments after concluding their duet performance of the song “Somos Mas Americanos” (We Are More American), the bands came together to raise a white sign that asked Latinos to stand united against racism. The sign, which reads… Continue »

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 »

Back in 2012, Monica and Nilvia Reyes founded DREAM Iowa as a social media group to unite and organize Iowa DREAMers around the implementation of DACA. Since then, DREAM Iowa has grown into a political powerhouse in the state. DREAMers from across Iowa have spent the last 18 months confronting every single major presidential candidate about their… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): The Times (Pennsylvania): U.S. Reps. Rothfus, Murphy, Shuster back refugee-blocking bill By JD Prose Latino USA: Latino Lawmakers Slam NBC Meeting By Julio Ricardo Varela EFE: US Muslims feel persecuted after Paris attacks New York Times: House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat By Jennifer Steinhauer and Michael Shear… Continue »

Hoy, por un margen de 289 a 137 votos, la Cámara Baja votó en favor de una legislación que bloquearía el reasentamiento de los refugiados en Estados Unidos. La siguiente es una respuesta de Lynn Tramonte, subdirectora de America’s Voice: “Este fue un día vergonzoso en la Cámara de Representantes para ambos partidos. Ya sabíamos… Continue »

Today, by a 289-137 margin, the House voted in favor of legislation that would effectively end the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.  Following is a statement in response from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “This was a shameful day in the U.S. House of Representatives—for both parties.  We… Continue »

A bill that would slam the door on Syrian refugees is headed to a vote on the House floor in less than an hour. Unfortunately, some Congressional Democrats are ready to join this Republican led effort – effectively banning Syrian families fleeing violence from seeking refuge in the United States. By abandoning refugees, House Democrats… Continue »

Leader Reid: “We Come to aid of those in need.  And right now, we are needed” Washington, DC— Both chambers of Congress are hurtling towards votes on legislation designed to halt the resettlement of refugees from war-torn Syria.  The choice confronting lawmakers is stark – between standing up for American values or standing with Donald… Continue »