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Republican AGs Attack Dreamers, Go Forum-Shopping for Anti-Immigrant Judge, and Other Republicans Remain Silent

So much for that concern over the fate of 800,000 young Americans Observers are weighing in to condemn the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to end DACA. Paxton has corralled the Attorneys General of six other Republican states – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia – to go along … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry and Juan Escalante React to Ken Paxton’s DACA Lawsuit – The Latest Outrageous GOP Assault on Dreamers

The news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Attorneys General of six other Republican states, has filed a lawsuit seeking to end DACA is a disgusting reminder of the ongoing GOP assault against Dreamers and immigrants in America. According to Juan Escalante, a DACA recipient and the Communications Manager at America’s Voice: Once again, … Continue reading »

Statement on New DACA Lawsuit from Undocumented Youth Organizations

Austin, TX – Members from three Central Texas youth organizations, that are led by undocumented students to serve undocumented students at Texas State University, St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas in Austin, issued the following statement today after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the constitutionality of the DACA program: … Continue reading »

Paxton’s True Motives: Political Attacks and Crushed Futures, Despite Texans’ Desire to Protect Dreamers

AUSTIN – The following is a statement from America’s Voice Texas Director Mario Carrillo regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s latest attempt to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Ken Paxton is doing everything he can to keep Dreamers living in fear of deportation to countries that they barely remember. The vast majority … Continue reading »

Legal Experts, Advocates: DACA Beneficiaries Already Losing Status; Congress Needs to Pass Dream Act Now

A recording of today’s event is available here. Today, experts from RAICES, Make the Road New York, American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigration Law Center, and Center for American Progress addressed the reality that DACA recipients are already threatened – with unjustified arrests; with detention; with denials of applications because of bureaucratic snafus; because of the arbitrary and … Continue reading »

Did Jeff Sessions Collude With Ken Paxton to End DACA Behind Trump’s Back? Sessions Won’t Say

For the anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, like Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, DACA posed something of a problem. They had ridden the Trump train specifically to curb immigration and end programs like DACA, but Donald Trump had also claimed to have sympathy for Dreamers and said he would treat them with “heart.” Six … Continue reading »

Advocates Ask for DACA Renewal Extension; Oct. 5 is “Arbitrary, Unworkable, and Cruel”

Today, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an organization representing the country’s 37 largest immigrant and refugee rights organizations, sent a letter to DHS asking for an extension of the October 5, 2017 deadline for eligible DACA renewals. When Trump announced last week that he was ending DACA, only recipients whose paperwork expires before … Continue reading »

PA Dreamers and Lancaster Ed Board Call for Swift Action from Congressional Reps & Senators

Last week, we highlighted support for Dreamers across Ohio in reaction to Trump’s devastating decision to end DACA.  This week, we bring you three op-eds from Lancaster, PA-area Dreamers, plus an editorial in support. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: There are Dreamers in every congressional district across the country. The Dream Act is now must-pass, emergency … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Rep. Gutiérrez Joins Litigator in DACA Termination Lawsuit and Dreamers to Address Latest DACA Updates

A recording of today’s call is available here. On the heels of another busy week of immigration policy developments, Representative Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Mayra Joachin, a NILC litigator in the lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA, Dreamers Juan Belman and Gabriel Belmonte, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund to provide litigation and … Continue reading »

Hundreds Gather for Emotional Ohio Vigil for DACA, Despite Cold and Rain

Hundreds gathered in Cleveland yesterday despite the wind, rain, and cold for a vigil supporting Dreamers, DACA, and the Dream Act. The event was attended by Ohioans from all over the region, including Wooster, Oberlin, Lorain, Painesville, and Akron, and was an emotional and stirring event that showcased a clear sense of love, compassion, and … Continue reading »

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