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ICYMI: Jeh Johnson: “Have a Heart, Mr. President, and Defend These Immigrants in Court”

“Mr. President, do the right thing. Protect the kids. Don’t end DACA.” As threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program multiply, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson joins fellow advocates in defense of the opportunities that the DACA program provides to nearly 800,000 young people in America. Ahead of the September … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “We can support – or shatter – young immigrants’ dreams”

Charlotte, NC – In an op-ed for the Charlotte Observer, Rabbi Judy Schindler, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, presents the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a choice for legislators and President Trump: support – … Continue reading »

Tennessee Dreamers Rally for DACA Outside Mike Pence Dinner

In Tennessee this week, 200 Dreamers and advocates rallied outside a Mike Pence fundraiser with state Republicans, calling on the officials to protect Dreamers from deportation and save DACA. Tennessee, via its Attorney General Herbert Slatery, is one of the ten states threatening to sue the Trump Administration unless it ends DACA within the next … Continue reading »

Rep. Grijalva, Immigrants, Legal Experts, and Immigration and Faith Leaders Outline Next Steps in Fight to Protect DACA

A recording of today’s event is available here On a press call today, Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) joined immigrants, legal experts, immigrant advocates, and faith leaders to call on the Trump Administration to preserve DACA and Congress to protect Dreamers. A recording of today’s event is available here. Rep. Grijalva recently organized a letter from 156 Members of Congress to … Continue reading »

Texas Voices Standing up for DACA Program and Dreamers

Austin, TX – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America, including more than 124,000 in Texas. Yet the future of DACA is under serious threat. A coordinated assault on DACA, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is trying to force President … Continue reading »

Meet the Anti-DACA Ringleaders Inside the Administration: Will Trump Bow to Them Or Make His Own Decision?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a major success, providing opportunities and protections for nearly 800,000 Dreamers across America and strengthening our economy and society. Yet instead of celebrating the program’s success as we approach the five year anniversary of its implementation, the future of DACA is under serious threat. The effort to … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for Arizona and America

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America, including nearly 28,000 in Arizona. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a result, many … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: Will Dreamers’ futures be ‘Made in America?’

Escalante Responds to Dream Act Introduction; Urges Trump to Preserve DACA The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, America’s Voice Community Outreach Manager and a DACA beneficiary, regarding the latest threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and yesterday’s introduction of the 2017 Dream Act by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and … Continue reading »

20 Attorneys General, Alongside New Economic Data, Emphasize Need for Maintaining DACA

This week, we have outlined why President Trump needs to keep DACA in place until Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers, particularly as it faces mounting threats by lawmakers and the Trump Administration. Just last month, officials from 10 states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, gave the Trump administration and Attorney … Continue reading »