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ICYMI: Miami Herald: House Democrats tie DACA and TPS together in latest immigration push

Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald reports that yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus revealed legislation that will grant Dreamers, TPS and DED holders paths to citizenship in a combined bill. Unveiled before a Congressional hearing for the House Committee on the Judiciary, the bill be a much needed reprieve for hard-working immigrants, most of whom … Continue reading »

Faith Groups Mobilize to Support Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders in Anticipation of Dream & Promise Act

80 Faith Groups & 500 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter, Launch National Call-In Day Urging Congress to Provide Permanent Protections for TPS Holders & Dreamers Today, faith groups across the nation are standing up for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients by urging permanent protections in a letter to Congress. In … Continue reading »

Labor Movement Unites for Stable Futures and Stable Workplaces for Members with TPS and DACA and the Industries Where They Contribute

Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support for legislation that makes the protections … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »

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 »