ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– As hardline forces inside and outside the Administration, such as AG Jeff Sessions and Texas AG Ken Paxton, are trying to force President Trump to preside over the end of the popular and successful DACA program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) this morning... Continue »
On Twitter today, Dreamers, supporters, and advocates from across the country made it clear that they support DACA and will not allow Donald Trump to rescind the program without a fight. Dear @realDonaldTrump, If you end DACA, we will make your life impossible. Signed, The 5 million who marched on... Continue »
At the Huffington Post this week from Jessica Schulberg and Elise Foley is a article on how some of Houston’s newest residents — refugees from Syria and other countries — are coping with Hurricane Harvey and how they’ve been trying to help out and give back to the city... Continue »
National leaders, grassroots activists, corporate titans, leading editorial boards, select Republicans, and a strong majority of the American people are in agreement: DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts a clean Dream Act that provides a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Among the key voices making the case: Washington Post editorial, “Will... Continue »
Immigrants and advocates won a major victory in Texas last night, when US District Judge Orlando Garcia issued an injunction on the state’s new anti-immigrant law SB 4, just hours before the law was scheduled to take effect. “There is overwhelming evidence … that SB 4 will erode public... Continue »
Sadly, Trump, Paxton, and Abbott Put Politics Ahead of Unity and Safety Austin, TX – As Hurricane Harvey levelled many areas of Houston, people from across the city scrambled to find safety in one of the city’s many shelters. Unfounded rumors of immigration checkpoints led to fear among the... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
America’s Voice If Trump Ends DACA, Beware the Spin Americans Across the Spectrum Agree: Preserve DACA and Pass the Dream Act Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Meets With New Mexico Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign Congressional Democrats Launch Tweetstorm In Support of DACA Amid Hurricane Harvey Devastation,... Continue »
Austin, TX – Today, a federal district judge in San Antonio ruled to enjoin the majority of the anti-immigrant and discriminatory law, SB4, that targets communities of color across the state. Judge Orlando Garcia’s ruling blocks significant portions of the law including mandating cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers in... Continue »
Dreamers and state legislators held yet another successful Dreamer Dinner tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where immigrant youth shared their stories and spoke about the future of the DACA program they rely on. In attendance were Florida State Representatives Bobby Dubose, Patricia Williams, and Barrington Russell, all Democrats; as... Continue »
Today, all of the House Judiciary Committee Democrats wrote a letter to committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asking that he investigate Trump’s pardon of sheriff-turned-convicted-criminal Joe Arpaio. It is the fifth request that committee Democrats have sent to the Chairman relating to oversight of the Trump Administration. Trump pardoned Arpaio last... Continue »