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Advocates Launch Round-the-Clock, 22-Day Vigil for DACA Outside White House

With Ken Paxton’s deadline for Donald Trump to rescind DACA just around the corner, advocates fear that time is running out to save the program that has allowed some 800,000 Dreamers to live and work freely in the United States. On Tuesday of this week, thousands of Dreamers and advocates from at least 25 states … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What Are Donald Trump’s Plans for DACA and Dreamers?

800,000 young people may have work permits and protection from deportation stripped away by Donald Trump Today marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Dreamers are once again making headlines all over the country. DACA allows nearly a million young people to come out of … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Allies and Lawmakers Stand up for DACA on Five Year Anniversary

Today is the five year anniversary of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect. Of course, today’s anniversary comes with a cloud overhead, given the threats to the DACA program from some Republican state officials and the anti-immigrant movement. But in the face of this opposition, Dreamers and … Continue reading »

Department of Justice Under Fire for Attacking Immigrants; ACLU and Chicago Fight Back

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) advances a thinly veiled, bigoted agenda, cities and organizations are fighting back against the Administration’s mass deportation policies. The DOJ is facing scrutiny from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed open records request yesterday with the federal government seeking any communications between state and … Continue reading »

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 »