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Hundreds Gather for Emotional Ohio Vigil for DACA, Despite Cold and Rain

Hundreds gathered in Cleveland yesterday despite the wind, rain, and cold for a vigil supporting Dreamers, DACA, and the Dream Act. The event was attended by Ohioans from all over the region, including Wooster, Oberlin, Lorain, Painesville, and Akron, and was an emotional and stirring event that showcased a clear sense of love, compassion, and … Continue reading »

UC Lawsuit Is Latest Effort by Educators to Support America’s Dreamers

Education leaders across America, who have a first-hand appreciation for how and why Dreamers should be able to continue their contributions, have been among the most vocal in criticizing President Trump’s decision to end DACA. New lawsuit from the University of California system challenges the end of DACA: Today, lawyers for former Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading »

Two New Columns: Help Rebuild Houston By Protecting Dreamers and Immigrants

Two new op-eds highlight the essential role that Dreamers and other immigrants will play in rebuilding Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and call on Congress and the Trump Administration to protect Dreamers. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, there’s an important lesson to be taken from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey: immigrants are a part of … Continue reading »

While DACA’s March 2018 Deadline Gets All the Attention, The Real Deadline for Many is October 5th, 2017

President Trump’s cruel decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has also sparked rampant misunderstanding about the deadlines and time pressures facing current DACA recipients. While most observers are paying attention to the six month deadline on March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a quarter of the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries … Continue reading »

From Major Businesses to Planned Parenthood to Sierra Club and Oxfam: Condemnations of Trump’s Rescission of DACA

In the run-up to, and after, Donald Trump’s announcement that he was rescinding DACA yesterday, it was pretty clear that just about everyone in America supports Dreamers. Seventy-six percent of Americans, including 69% of Republicans, want legal status or citizenship for young immigrants. That’s a national consensus at a time when consensus seems elusive. Yesterday, … Continue reading »

FAQ for Dreamers: Renewing DACA, Traveling with Advanced Parole, and More

Last night, immigration attorney David Leopold held a Facebook Live update to answer Dreamers’ questions about what happened with DACA, whether they could renew, whether they should travel with advanced parole in the cases where they have them, and more. The Facebook Live video can be watched below, and our Immigration 101 blog post on … Continue reading »

Our Message to Congress: Dream Act is Now a Must-Pass Bill

To Republicans We Say: Talk is Cheap, Action is What Matters To Democrats: Act Now; Passing Dream Act Must Be Your Top Priority There is national consensus – from across the political spectrum – that Trump’s decision to end DACA was cruel and wrong, and Congress must pass legislation to fix the status of Dreamers ASAP. America’s … Continue reading »

National Consensus: American Public, Nation’s Leading Editorial Boards Stand with Dreamers

Congress should respond to overwhelming consensus across the political spectrum in support for Dreamers The fierce blowback to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program reflects how this issue has moved beyond a niche policy debate to become a full-fledged cultural and political moment. Everyone from leading corporate CEOs toKim Kardashian are … Continue reading »