Cross-posted from Medium, by David Leopold Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case. In a normal world, we would wait for the arguments to glean clues as to which way the Court might rule. But, we are not in normal times and this is not… Continue »

The new music video for the bluegrass song, “The Dreamer” features the story of Moisés Serrano, an openly undocumented and queer DACA recipient from North Carolina. Columbus, OH—Che Apalache, a bluegrass band featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians and North Carolina native, Joe Troop, recently released a music video for their latest  single “The Dreamer” which appears… Continue »

A group of 25 members of the United States House of Representatives filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief to oppose Joseph Arpaio’s effort to vacate the guilty verdict in his criminal prosecution for contempt of court. President Trump issued a pardon of Arpaio for the criminal conviction. The brief was prepared and filed by Brad Miller… Continue »

16 Governors, 20 Attorneys General, nearly 100 Mayors, over 250 State Legislators, and nearly 100 Local Elected Officials from 46 states support legislative solutions for immigrants living in limbo In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), state and local elected officials… Continue »

Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support for legislation that makes the protections… Continue »

Americans Must Rise Up to Call an End to Attacks on Immigrant Families and Restore Our Values It’s a moment of truth for House members this week when they vote on two anti-immigrant bills. The Goodlatte and Ryan-Trump bills essentially do the same thing: both create an underclass of immigrant young people, both grossly reduce… Continue »

“Family separation and mass deportation have become the end goals for these people who control Congress” says Immigrants, Families, and Faith Leaders Watch Facebook video here Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus that they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as House Republicans came to a stand-off on a Dream Act last… Continue »

The Emergency Request is on behalf of five parents who were separated from their children in South Texas A recording of the call can be found here Read the Request for Precautionary Measures here. Read the stories of the petitioners here. McAllen, Texas — Yesterday, the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Women’s Refugee Commission, the University… Continue »

Columbus, OH — Gov. John Kasich recently ​announced the creation of an historic Office for New Americans, a statewide expression similar to the local initiatives lead by the city of Dayton​ and other Ohio communities. In light of this development, a local faith leader has released this statement. Rev. Dan Clark, Ohio Director, Faith in Public Life: Immigrants… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Akron, OH – Today we would like to take this time to announce that we stand behind the Governor’s creation of the Office for New Americans in the State of Ohio. We are happy to say that this is a strong move for our state to welcome immigrants coming here to work. It is without… Continue »