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ICYMI: Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez Issues Clarion Call to Defend DACA and TPS

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 reading »

ICYMI: LA Times Editorial: “Trump Should Show Some Political Courage and Endorse Immigration Protection for Dreamers”

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 reading »

President Trump: Keep DACA in Place

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 reading »

Amid Threats, Texas Advocates Double Down to Defend DACA

Future of 124,000 Texas DACA-recipients hangs in the balance Austin, TX – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a meeting this week that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under threat and at the mercy of anti-immigrant Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The latest … Continue reading »

The Moment of Truth is at Hand: Stand with Dreamers and Defend DACA

Will Trump Be Bullied by the State of Texas and His Own Attorney General Into One of the Biggest Mistakes of His Presidency? Yesterday’s meeting between DHS Secretary John Kelly and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus made it clear: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has been a huge success for young people who are … Continue reading »

Today Is the Day DHS Secretary Kelly Confirmed that the Trump Administration is Intent on Mass Deportation

CHC meeting shows Kelly to the perfect pitchman for the radical Trump agenda During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon DHS Secretary John Kelly signaled the following: DACA threatened: The future of DACA, the program that has unlocked opportunities for nearly 800,000 Dreamers, will be decided in the coming weeks by … Continue reading »

As Some in the GOP Gear Up to Kill DACA, Leaders from Across the Spectrum Are Rising Up to Defend It

Make no mistake about it. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is threatened as never before. Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a group of anti-immigrant hardliners  – in and out of government  – are demanding that President Trump kill DACA by September 5th. If not, Paxton plans to bring the matter before Judge Andrew … Continue reading »

Legal Experts and Immigration Advocates Respond to Latest DACA Attack

A recording of today’s event is available here. In response to yesterday’s letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and nine other state Attorney Generals calling for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, legal experts and immigrant advocates outlined the next steps in the fight to … Continue reading »

A Desperate President and the GOP are Taking Their Assault on Immigrants and American Values to New Heights

In the past 24 hours, the Trump Administration and their Republican allies have taken their assault on the American idea of welcoming immigrants and refugees to new heights. They have: Attacked Dreamers and the future of the DACA program in a coordinated and dangerous backdoor legal assault led by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton; Ramped … Continue reading »