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Juan Escalante, “Dreamers Like Me Need Democrats To Put Immigration Back On The Table Now, Not Later”

In his newest column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante, Communications Manager for America’s Voice, urges Democrats during this lame duck session to demand a permanent, legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS holders. He insists that Democrats must prioritize Dreamers and TPS holders during the inevitable shutdown fight over Trump’s border wall. Escalante’s piece is excerpted below … Continue reading »

“A move that would leave hundreds of thousands of young people exposed to deportation”

Trump Administration Again Asks SCOTUS to Intervene on Future of DACA In a second attempt to bypass standard legal process, the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to take up a case concerning the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before lower circuit courts finish review. This, after the … Continue reading »

“Only Chance Dreamers Have” is with Democratic Control – Modesto Bee Editorial Endorses Rep. Jeff Denham’s Opponent

Josh Harder Has an Affirmative Vision on Immigration Incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Denham of California’s 10th congressional district is facing a serious challenge from Democratic contender Josh Harder this cycle. Immigration is a major issue in this Central Valley heavily Latino district and Rep. Denham has long touted himself as a pro-immigrant Republican. But an … Continue reading »

ICYMI: How a Dreamer from Honduras is Contributing Millions of Dollars to the US Economy

Los Angeles, CA – Recently, Univision featured the story of Sayda Ayala, a Dreamer from Honduras. Sayda crossed the border alone at the age of 13 with nothing more than the clothes she was wearing. This year, she generated an income of $4.8 million from the two transportation companies she owns in southern California. During … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Houston Chronicle Editorial, “The egg cannot be unscrambled: Save DACA now!”

Despite the best efforts of President Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program still lives. A series of legal rulings allow renewals to continue, including the recent surprising ruling from the notorious anti-immigrant Judge Andrew Hanen. A strong editorial from Sunday’s Houston Chronicle takes stock of the DACA … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Reflects on One Year Anniversary of President Trump Ending DACA

One year ago, President Trump ended the popular and successful DACA program, sending the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers into uncertainty and anxiety. The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager at America’s Voice, in reflection: Despite the best efforts of President Trump one year ago, … Continue reading »

Making Sense of Judge Hanen’s DACA Ruling: No Injunction, Renewals Continue

Dara Lind of Vox Explains Last Friday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued his long-awaiting ruling in the latest legal challenge to DACA brought by Texas and a handful of other red states. In a surprise,  Judge Hanen refused to issue an injunction in the case, meaning that DACA renewals will likely continue for the foreseeable … Continue reading »

The Cruel Anti-DACA Challenge from Texas Has No Legs to Stand On

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration announced the end of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With the Republican Congress unable and unwilling to resolve the future of Dreamers through legislation, it has been left to the courts to intervene. To date, three federal courts have ruled that DACA … Continue reading »

On Sixth Anniversary of DACA, Undocumented Youth Are Living in Uncertainty

Six years ago today, the life of thousands of undocumented youth changed for the better in an instant. On August 15, 2012, the federal government started accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was created by President Barack Obama earlier that summer. Tens of thousands of Dreamers lined up in … Continue reading »

Facing Judge Hanen, Dreamers Stand Strong

Following yesterday’s hearing on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a hearing held by notorious anti-immigrant zealot Texas Judge Andrew Hanen, Dreamers (and their loved ones) raised their voices to express themselves and be heard as others debated their futures.   Ciriac Alvarez, a Dreamer and local organizer from Utah, captured the … Continue reading »