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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 »

UC Lawsuit Is Latest Effort by Educators to Support America’s Dreamers

Education leaders across America, who have a first-hand appreciation for how and why Dreamers should be able to continue their contributions, have been among the most vocal in criticizing President Trump’s decision to end DACA. New lawsuit from the University of California system challenges the end of DACA: Today, lawyers for former Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading »

Two New Columns: Help Rebuild Houston By Protecting Dreamers and Immigrants

Two new op-eds highlight the essential role that Dreamers and other immigrants will play in rebuilding Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and call on Congress and the Trump Administration to protect Dreamers. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, there’s an important lesson to be taken from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey: immigrants are a part of … Continue reading »

While DACA’s March 2018 Deadline Gets All the Attention, The Real Deadline for Many is October 5th, 2017

President Trump’s cruel decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has also sparked rampant misunderstanding about the deadlines and time pressures facing current DACA recipients. While most observers are paying attention to the six month deadline on March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a quarter of the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries … Continue reading »

From Major Businesses to Planned Parenthood to Sierra Club and Oxfam: Condemnations of Trump’s Rescission of DACA

In the run-up to, and after, Donald Trump’s announcement that he was rescinding DACA yesterday, it was pretty clear that just about everyone in America supports Dreamers. Seventy-six percent of Americans, including 69% of Republicans, want legal status or citizenship for young immigrants. That’s a national consensus at a time when consensus seems elusive. Yesterday, … Continue reading »

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