A recording of today’s call is available here On a press call today, immigration advocates, legal experts, and DACA recipients assessed a busy week of developments. From the preliminary injunction on Texas’s SB4 to ongoing attention to the future of DACA and DACA recipients, the speakers provided key analysis and updates on the state of play… Continue »

Boston Globe editorial and Fabiola Santiago Miami Herald column look at Texas as reminder of why President Trump should keep DACA in place Two must-read pieces today connect the dots between the devastation in Houston, the essential role of DACA recipients and other immigrants in helping with the Texas and Louisiana response and recovery, and the potential end… Continue »

If Administration claims they are “acting with heart” and “humanely winding it down,” don’t buy it; Ending DACA and disrupting the lives of 800,000 young people and their families would be an act of cruelty The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a popular and successful program that works and should be preserved. We… Continue »

On Twitter today, Dreamers, supporters, and advocates from across the country made it clear that they support DACA and will not allow Donald Trump to rescind the program without a fight. Dear @realDonaldTrump, If you end DACA, we will make your life impossible. Signed, The 5 million who marched on January 21st#DefendDACA — Women’s March (@womensmarch)… Continue »

National leaders, grassroots activists, corporate titans, leading editorial boards, select Republicans, and a strong majority of the American people are in agreement: DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts a clean Dream Act that provides a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Among the key voices making the case: Washington Post editorial, “Will the Divider in Chief Strike Again?”: “There… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Ohio Mayors, Local Officials, and Religious and Community Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Preserve DACA, Congress to Pass a Permanent Solution Cleveland, OH – More than 100 Ohio civic leaders are backing the new “We Are With Dreamers” statement, first reported in an article by Alan Gomez of USA Today.  The statement calls on President Trump to… Continue »

More voices across the nation, including faith leaders; editorial boards; community leaders; and elected officials, remind us of the great success of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as President Trump weighs whether to stand with the vast majority of Americans who understand and support the program or with hardline forces inside and outside the Administration,… Continue »

Today brings more voices reminding us why the DACA program works and additional reminders that providing protections and opportunities for Dreamers benefits America. Among the developments: Faith in Public Life released a letter signed by 1,300 Catholic educators, representing Catholic institutions ranging from kindergarten through college level, issued a moral mandate calling on President Trump to preserve… Continue »

Two powerful new opinion pieces from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, excerpted below, underscore the key finding of a new survey of DACA recipients issued today: that the DACA program works and benefits both its recipients and America as a whole. Juan Escalante, America’s Voice Education Fund’s digital campaigns manager and a DACA recipient, pens… Continue »

Alarm bells rang for advocates this week after news broke that President Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program may be in imminent danger. If DACA is rescinded, it would take away the livelihoods of 800,000 Dreamers who depend on it — young immigrants who only seek to contribute to the US and who… Continue »