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As Dream Fight Heats Up, Which Way, Paul Ryan?

Will He Cave to the “Hell No Caucus” or Help GOP Pragmatists Desperate to Distance Themselves from Trump? Washington, DC – As we head into December, it’s increasingly clear that, in the words of a headline from The Hill, “Congress is barreling toward explosive immigration fight.” With all Democrats and many Republicans in favor of enacting legislation that provides … Continue reading »

Legal Experts, Advocates: DACA Beneficiaries Already Losing Status; Congress Needs to Pass Dream Act Now

A recording of today’s event is available here. Today, experts from RAICES, Make the Road New York, American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigration Law Center, and Center for American Progress addressed the reality that DACA recipients are already threatened – with unjustified arrests; with detention; with denials of applications because of bureaucratic snafus; because of the arbitrary and … Continue reading »

Dreamers and South Florida Leaders Call on Senator Rubio, Representatives Diaz-Balart and Curbelo to Pass the Dream Act and Support Legalization of all TPS Families

More than One Million Immigrants – DACA and TPS Recipients – At Risk of Losing their Status and Being Deported  A recording of today’s event is available here Miami, FL – Today, undocumented youth, immigrant mothers and TPS recipients joined Florida voters and leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS recipients is … Continue reading »

DHS Denials and Reversal on DACA Applications Underscores Reality: Dreamers at Risk Now, Congressional Action Needed

The arbitrary and cruel decision by President Trump’s decision to end DACA and to set the October 5th re-application deadline make it increasingly clear that Dreamers are under threat and in need of relief now. Recent reporting in the New York Times and Vox highlights that some of the 22,000 DACA recipients who missed the artificial October 5th re-application deadline were victims of … Continue reading »

USCIS Rejected 21 DACA Renewal Applications Which Were Mailed ON TIME — And They Won’t Reconsider

Between September 5 and October 5 of this year, more than a hundred thousand Dreamers scrambled to renew their DACA applications for the last time, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump was killing the program. It was a rushed, arbitrary, and unfair deadline that left 22,000 Dreamers out in the cold after … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “‘All she ever knew was America’: This high school athlete had a plan. Then DACA was rescinded.”

The Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty has a new must-read on the tight rope that Dreamer and high school volleyball player Nicolle Uria is walking. Like all Dreamers, Nicolle grew up American – her family emigrated from Bolivia when she was just one year old. She didn’t learn she was undocumented until she was a teen: “You’re undocumented,” her parents told … Continue reading »

Reminder: Trump Killed DACA; Dreamers Are Already Losing Their Status; Congress Needs to Act Now

The so-called March 5th “deadline” is not; it’s an excuse for inaction Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told NBC News, “I am not planning on going home from Washington for any holiday until we take care of the DACA and Dreamer issue. We have made our promise to do that.” Senator Durbin is right. Congress must act now, … Continue reading »

These Republicans Hate DACA. But Here’s How Much Their Hometowns Would Lose Without It

This week, the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress released new data on how much the dismantling of DACA would cost America, Congressional district by Congressional district. Previous reports have shown that doing away with DACA wouldn’t make any sense, as 800,000 young people would be left … Continue reading »

New Must-See Resource: DACA Data by Congressional District

This week, Center for American Progress and USC Dornsife: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration released a new interactive map, broken down by congressional district, estimating the number of people who would have been eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, the number of DACA-recipients, and the human and economic consequences of ending the … Continue reading »

El presidente que terminó DACA ahora amenaza al Dream Act con una larga lista de drásticas medidas

Frank Sharry reacciona a los Principios de la Casa Blanca en Inmigración Washington, DC – A continuación compartimos una declaración de Frank Sharry, director ejecutivo de America’s Voice Education Fund, en relación con los Principios de la Casa Blanca en Inmigración: Esta noche, el presidente Trump firmó una larga lista de drásticas medidas que amenazan … Continue reading »

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