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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Today, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would grant Dreamers legal status and put them on a path to citizenship. The Dream Act has been introduced at least ten times before, starting in 2001, with the last major push coming in 2010. Previous… Continue »

Our stand is clear: President Trump needs to keep DACA in place until Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Today, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Graham (R-SC) stepped up to introduce a bipartisan Dream Act that would be the kind of permanent solution we support. In addition, editorials and commentary pieces are speaking up… Continue »

On Wednesday, in a speech on the floor of Congress, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a call to action to resist the latest threats coming from the Trump Administration in its war on immigrants and refugees. In the coming weeks, the Bannon-Miller-Sessions wing of the Administration is pushing to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood… Continue »

Yesterday, we wrote why we need a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers and that DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one. Today, the Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in, calling on President Trump to demonstrate “political courage” and protect DACA and Dreamers. Find key excerpts of “Trump should show some political courage and endorse immigration protection for Dreamers” below and… Continue »

Yes, we need a permanent solution, but DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the initiative that has provided deportation relief and work permits for nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, is under attack. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened the Trump Administration: if DACA isn’t… Continue »