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DHS Watch: CBP is Conducting Broad Searches, While Officials Indefinitely Detain Children

Over the years, we’ve seen repeated examples of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) abuse their authority when it comes to treating immigrants and protecting individual privacy. This week, two articles from the New York Times showed CBP unrestrainedly using their authority within the 100-mile zone; meanwhile, enforcement officials … Continue reading »

The Latest Episode of Our Podcast, “No Longer a Nation of Immigrants?” is Available Now

This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast covers what’s been happening in the weeks and months before the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news. There wasn’t much immigration legislation … Continue reading »

Rep. McEachin (D-VA) Hosts Dreamer Dinner, Says It’s ‘Tragic and Irresponsible’ to Deport DACA Recipients

This week, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) hosted a Dreamer Dinner in the Richmond area to hear directly from three Dreamers about the looming DACA termination deadline in March, which is already adversely impacting the lives of 800,000 program recipients. “Dreamer Dinners” are a nationwide campaign to protect Dreamers from deportation. Advocates and elected officials sit … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News February 23, 2018 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice The Latest Episode of Our Podcast, “No Longer a Nation of Immigrants?” is Available Now Rep. McEachin (D-VA) Hosts Dreamer Dinner, Says It’s ‘Tragic and Irresponsible’ to Deport DACA Recipients Juan Escalante: “Corresponderá al estadounidense común defender este valor sagrado para que pueda sobrevivir a los daños causados por el gobierno de Trump” … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Over Congressional Recess, Advocates Slam Members of Congress for Dream Inaction

Members of Congress are on recess this week, following the Senate’s complete failure last week to pass legislation that would protect Dreamers and ensure they don’t face deportation. Advocates and Dreamers are furious, considering that this is the fourth in two months that Congress has whiffed on an opportunity to take action. Across the country and in … Continue reading »

New Reports: DACA Has Led to Huge Strides for Dreamers, End of DACA Could Hurt Economy

Two new reports released this week showcase Dreamers’ contributions to American institutions and the economy. These contributions face challenges now that Dreamers are slowly losing status after Donald Trump cancelled the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program last September. National Bureau of Education: DACA helped Dreamers receive an education The National Bureau of Economic … Continue reading »

New Report: We Should Better Serve Immigrant Vets, Protect Them from Deportation

Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown has, in the last year, spared few. Mothers and fathers have been deported, as have business leaders, entrepreneurs, Dreamers — and veterans. As we wrote in our Faces of Deportation in 2017 blog: Three percent – more than 500,000 – of the nearly 19 million U.S. veterans are foreign-born. Under the Trump … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News February 22, 2018 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice In Massachusetts, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS Holders Sue Trump Administration New Report: We Should Better Serve Immigrant Vets, Protect Them from Deportation Jesse Acevedo, WaPo: What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants? ICYMI: With deportation looming, Haitian workers highlight their role in Florida’s tourism … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News February 21, 2018 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Encuesta de Quinnipiac: los estadounidenses quieren proteger a los Dreamers, pero piensan que Trump y el Partido Republicano desean deportarlos El Sueño Americano se volvió una pesadilla Quinnipiac Poll: Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Think Trump and GOP Want Dreamers Deported ICYMI: “These Dreamers are saving lives” English Politico Coming soon: Another showdown over … Continue reading »

How the Ongoing Crisis Over DACA Has Left a Toll on Dreamers

At the Huffington Post this week is a story about Norma, a Dreamer who was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD after being undocumented in the U.S. for nearly her entire life. She’s far from the only immigrant who’s suffered adverse psychological consequences as a result of her status. Today on our blog, we published … Continue reading »

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