More voices across the nation, including faith leaders; editorial boards; community leaders; and elected officials, remind us of the great success of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as President Trump weighs whether to stand with the vast majority of Americans who understand and support the program or with hardline forces inside and outside the Administration,… Continue »

Today brings more voices reminding us why the DACA program works and additional reminders that providing protections and opportunities for Dreamers benefits America. Among the developments: Faith in Public Life released a letter signed by 1,300 Catholic educators, representing Catholic institutions ranging from kindergarten through college level, issued a moral mandate calling on President Trump to preserve… Continue »

Two powerful new opinion pieces from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, excerpted below, underscore the key finding of a new survey of DACA recipients issued today: that the DACA program works and benefits both its recipients and America as a whole. Juan Escalante, America’s Voice Education Fund’s digital campaigns manager and a DACA recipient, pens… Continue »

Alarm bells rang for advocates this week after news broke that President Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program may be in imminent danger. If DACA is rescinded, it would take away the livelihoods of 800,000 Dreamers who depend on it — young immigrants who only seek to contribute to the US and who… Continue »

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 »