High school valedictorian Mayte Lara’s brave decision to reveal her immigration status is inspiring other students to come out as undocumented as well. In a new video from the Austin-American Statesman, the DACA recipient says she never expected her tweet announcing her immigration status to make national headlines, or result in a flood of both praise… Continue »

Gaby Pacheco and Carlos Roa Explain How their Lives Have Changed with DACA With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration executive action case next Monday, two newly-published columns from prominent Dreamer activists and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients Gaby Pacheco and Carlos Roa offer important reminders about why… Continue »

A new United We Dream survey of more than 1,750 DACA recipients showcases how the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program has led to drastic improvements in the daily lives of undocumented youth. The United We Dream survey — one of the largest of its kind to date — shows “that DACA recipients have made… Continue »

Whatever happened to Jeb “I Understand The Immigrant Experience” Bush? Last weekend, Latino Rebels highlighted a video of DREAMer Erika Castro trying to ask Bush a question about DACA — and let’s just say Bush’s reaction to this young immigrant was anything but immigrant-friendly. The video is about a minute long and well-worth the watch,… Continue »

Iowa DREAMer Challenges GOP on Immigration As the New York Times reported last week, the Republican Party has increasingly lurched to the right on immigration, following the lead of anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and the most hardline faction of Congress. Monica Reyes, a DACA recipient and co-founder of Dream Iowa, lives in Steve King’s district.  Over… Continue »

In Ohio, Marinela Martinez-Magana’s troubles started because she was trying to follow the law.  The 27-year-old mother of three, was in court to pay a traffic ticket when she was arrested by ICE agents.  Her deportation away from her husband and children is now imminent. Marinela is from El Salvador, and was sent here with… Continue »

National Immigration Advocates and Ohio Families Decry Political Gamesmanship, Highlight Real Human Costs of Obama’s Delay To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press… Continue »

We know we’re winning the fight for President Obama to take executive action on immigration, but we wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act — and we ended up receiving hundreds of submissions from all across the country. We’re still reading through them, but they all have one common thread so… Continue »

It’s sounding more and more like President Obama will announce a plan to protect millions of immigrant families across the country within the next couple of weeks. Convincing the President that he must act in the face of Congress’ inaction is a fight we’ve been able to win. Now we need to tell him him… Continue »