As news about the future of DACA continues to percolate, three op-eds today make powerful cases for why Donald Trump should keep the deferred action for Dreamers program. Former publisher of the Washington Post Donald E. Graham reminds us that Ken Paxton is facing a felony trial, Washington Governor Jay Inslee writes that ending DACA… Continue »

If we want to oppose white nationalists like the one who came to Charlottesville, we should realize that what they want is to DACA, and stop them. A major member of Donald Trump’s administration — top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who is Jewish —  has finally spoken out against Trump’s chumminess with white nationalist and… Continue »

Question: Will Trump Once Again Buckle to White Nationalists, Or Show He is Different Than That? The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to Jonathan Swan’s report in Axios that the White House is considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Ending DACA would have… Continue »

ICE Agent: “When Trump came in, DACA doesn’t exist anymore” #FreeRiccy On the same day that deported DACA recipient Juan Manuel Montes ’ case is before a federal judge, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that another DACA beneficiary from northwest Kentucky is facing imminent deportation.   Riccy Enriquez Perdomo, a two-time Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and mother of… Continue »

A Dreamer with active DACA status is being held by ICE and faces deportation in a new case that has national implications. Riccy Enriquez Perdomo, a 22-year-old mother of two young children was arrested last week and has been held at four different locations since. ICE agents in Louisville, Kentucky, detained her last Thursday when… Continue »

Why the Reported “Deal” is a Non-Starter A report from Anita Kumar of McClatchy reveals that some in the White House want to use Dreamers as a “bargaining chip” in a larger immigration legislative debate: Donald Trump’s top aides are pushing him to protect young people brought into the country illegally as children — and then use… Continue »

What’s next for hate groups after #UniteTheRight? Ending DACA. Just ask Mark Krikorian, the leader of a hate group called CIS who advocated for pulling the plug on DACA just days as the Charlottesville attack. In addition, Krikorian proposed trading the DREAM Act for a slew of anti-immigrant legislation. According to McClatchy, top White House officials, including Ivanka and Jared… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »