DREAMers shared their DACA stories in a hugely successful social media campaign that trended nationally on Twitter throughout the day. #SaveDACA, kicked off by Sen. Dick Durbin and Senate Democrats, encouraged DACA recipients to share their personal stories and why DACA is so vital to their futures. Elected officials, community leaders and organizations, and other allies joined… Continue »

Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor about Father Rey Piñeda, a DACA recipient and Catholic priest. Like Father Piñeda, the futures of Yuri and Valentina depend on the future of DACA, which could be undone on Day One of a Donald Trump Presidency. Earlier today, Sen. Durbin shared Yuri and Valentina’s stories, their contributions to… Continue »

Last night, nearly 1,000 Columbus residents of diverse backgrounds called for unity among all Ohioans and rejected the politics of division and hate exemplified by the President-Elect’s rhetoric and policies. The Columbus United March for Justice was organized by a number of community members and leaders who believe that the election of Donald Trump represents a threat to civil rights, basic… Continue »

Last night, nearly 1,000 Columbus residents of diverse backgrounds called for unity among all Ohioans and rejected the politics of division and hate exemplified by the President-Elect’s rhetoric and policies.   The Columbus United March for Justice was organized by a number of community members and leaders who believe that the election of Donald Trump… Continue »

Hate crimes have surged in the ten days following the election of President-elect Donald Trump, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which tracks hate activity from white supremacists and other extremists across the nation, released a new report documenting nearly 900 reported hate incidents since Election Day, many… Continue »

50 Days Out from Day One of Trump Presidency, More Reminders Why DACA Program for DREAMers Benefits America In a spate of Senate floor speeches, longtime immigration reform champion Senator Dick Durbin has been describing the lives of individual DREAMers and reminding listeners that revoking their DACA-related work permits and protection from deportation would not… Continue »

Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.

English (en español al final de la página): WRAL: Could Obama’s efforts to help ‘Dreamers’ be used to hurt them? By Eric Schulzke CNN: Immigration attorneys’ fears grow over uncertain DACA future By Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley Al Jazeera: Undocumented immigrants face deportation under Trump Associated Press: San Francisco officials seek $5M to block deportations Politico: Students… Continue »

A new poll out today finds that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Conducted by Global Strategy Group, the poll also finds that intensity is strongly against repealing DACA, with 45% of respondents “strongly opposed” to a DACA repeal, while just 19% “strongly… Continue »

El discurso del senador Durbin cuenta el caso del sacerdote católico amparado en DACA y las consecuencias de cancelar el programa Washington, DC – Una de las primeras batallas de la presidencia de Donald Trump será en torno al futuro y el sustento de 750,000 jóvenes amparados en el estatus de la Acción Diferida para… Continue »

Senator Durbin Floor Speech Tells Story of Catholic Priest With DACA, Consequences of Ending Policy Washington, DC – One of the first battles of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. While Trump has pledged to end DACA on day… Continue »