Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland broke bread with community leaders and Ohio immigrant families as part of the nationwide DAPA Dinners campaign today in Lorain.  Lorain City Council Member Angel Arroyo; Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera; Victor Leandry, Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales; and Father Bill Thaden of Sacred Heart Church also attended the dinner with Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA) leaders and member families. The event… Continue »

Last Sunday, Senator Richard Blumenthal met with a DAPA-eligible family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Ana, her husband Isaias, and their two daughters sat down with Senator Blumenthal in New Haven, Connecticut, just one day before the family traveled to Washington D.C. for the Supreme Court hearing on DAPA and DACA+. Ana… Continue »

Earlier today, Sen. Tim Kaine met an immigrant family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Appreciate the Orellana family of Arlington sharing their story with me about how they stand to benefit from #DACA #DAPA #FightForFamilies — Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) April 15, 2016 We are a nation of immigrants and our policies should… Continue »

Shadow Sen. Michael Brown, Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, Shadow Rep. Franklin Garcia, Councilmember Anita Bonds, and Councilmember At-Large Brianne Nadeau hosted the Cinto family in Washington, D.C. yesterday for the latest “DAPA Dinner” event. #DAPADINNER in DC @SenPaulStrauss @SenMDBrown @thebrownlawyer @WashingtonHisp pic.twitter.com/FDqhSNLQbE — Franklin Garcia (@fgarciadc) April 14, 2016 As the parents of a three-year-old US citizen… Continue »

An immigrant family eligible for DAPA is set to meet with legislators in our nation’s capital later today. Councilmember Anita Bonds and shadow Representative Franklin Garcia will break bread with Rosbel and his family as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. This is the first “DAPA Dinner” event to happen in Washington, D.C.  Rosbel arrived… Continue »

This Sunday, Florida State Senator Darren Soto will join Young American Dreamers to break bread with five Florida families as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Hugo and Maribel live in Auburndale with their two U.S. citizen children and Maribel’s 13 year old daughter, who is a DREAMer. Hugo, a carpenter, and Maribel, a homemaker,… Continue »

As the Supreme Court is just weeks away from hearing oral arguments in the United States v. Texas immigration case, an immigrant family in Virginia is ready to show just how personal the stakes are right now. On Monday, the Pinto family will break bread with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) as part of the ongoing… Continue »

The fight against the Republican lawsuit that is blocking DAPA and DACA+ is about to reach a new level. On April 18, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and DACA+, giving immigration advocates an opportunity to demonstrate that DAPA and DACA+ are beneficial for our country and… Continue »

Yesterday, as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, Senator Harry Reid met with immigrant families who would be eligible for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which is currently blocked due to a partisan, GOP-led lawsuit. Today I heard from undocumented families who should… Continue »

Senators and Congressmen Continue to Sign Up for Sit Down with DAPA-Eligible Families  Today, November 20th, marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA announcement, which would’ve grant much needed deportation relief to millions of immigrants and their families.  While the day should be a joyous occasion met with celebration and cheerful commemoration, for many… Continue »