America's Voice En Español »

America's Voice

 

DACA

On Press Call Experts and DACA Recipients Discuss the Immigrants Protecting America Amid Xenophobic Attacks

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today on a press call, a panel of experts were joined by DACA recipients to talk about the integral role that immigrants and their families are playing to safeguard America’s health and combat the COVID-19 pandemic at hand. As the Trump administration continues to rely on … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Should Do Its Part to Help Our Nation In Our Hour Of Need By Protecting DACA Recipients

Immigrant youth and their legal representatives are calling on the Supreme Court to consider the devastating consequences of ending DACA in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In a letter sent to the Court today, lawyers argue terminating the protections would further undermine public health and the economy when the country can least afford it. … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Their goal is to hold Dreamers’ lives and futures hostage in exchange for a nativist wishlist of radical policies.”

Why No One Should Take White House Discussions of Immigration Legislation Seriously In response to the latest round of media coverage of a Trump-led immigration legislative package that attempt to trade protections for Dreamers with sweeping changes to the nation’s existing legal immigration system, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of … Continue reading »

Chief Justice Roberts, You were wrong. Trump Does Want to Deport DACA recipients

“Roberts either has not been paying attention, or is choosing not to see what’s before his eyes” Over the weekend, CNN reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is gearing up to target DACA recipients for deportation: ICE has begun asking immigration courts to reopen administratively closed deportation cases against DACA recipients who continue to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Can the Supreme Court Save Itself?”

“We’re about to find out.” In a poignant opinion piece for the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse lays out how in trying to dismantle DACA, the Trump administration circumvented key principles of administrative law. Greenhouse argues that, under the ordinary circumstances of adhering to said laws, the administration should have to provide a “more substantial … Continue reading »

On Future of DACA: Trump, Republicans and SCOTUS All “Own This“

“For Stephen Miller, the administration’s DACA strategy is ‘heads, I win; tails, you lose.’” “We own this” said Republican Solicitor General Noel Francisco before the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. Indeed, the Trump administration does own the demise of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The decision to terminate DACA in September 2017 was … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Finally Comes Clean on Its Strategy to End DACA: “We Own This”

The Republican Policy is Clear: Deport Them All After two years of working to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without taking responsibility for doing so, yesterday’s Supreme Court oral argument revealed an important truth. Instead of hiding behind the fig leaf that “the law made us do it,” Trump administration Solicitor … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: DACA Goes Before the Supreme Court

DACA went before the Supreme Court today, in a consolidated case that will determine the future of more than 700,000 Dreamers. Dreamers and advocates showed up in force in front of the Supreme Court, despite the rainy and cold day, and supporters of all stripes joined them. Members of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and California … Continue reading »

We Won’t Know the SCOTUS Decision on DACA For Months. But Here are Some Things We Know Now for Sure.

As legal observers and Supreme Court watchers parse today’s proceedings, let’s remember that we won’t know the outcome of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case until next spring. But separate from reading tea leaves, we do know some things for certain right now:  1. For Dreamers with DACA, “home is here” – and … Continue reading »

DACA’s Moment of Truth Before the Supreme Court Is a Moment of Truth for Chief Justice John Roberts

President Trump took to Twitter before today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court to slander Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. He also seemed to signal to the conservative majority of the Supreme Court that he expects them to do his bidding. It was a message undoubtedly directed at Chief Justice John Roberts, who … Continue reading »