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 »

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 »

Frank Sharry Reacts to White House Immigration Principles Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice Education Fund, regarding the White House’s immigration principles: Tonight, President Trump signed off on a long list of poison pill measures that threatens to kill the chances of enacting the Dream… Continue »

Austin, TX – At midnight last night, the Trump Administration’s arbitrary deadline to accept DACA renewals passed, and now Dreamers are no longer able to reapply for another two-year extension of the successful program. According to HuffPost, 28% of DACA recipients in Texas who were eligible for renewal did not renew, meaning that thousands of Texas Dreamers stand… Continue »

With Stephen Miller’s fingerprints all over latest leaked draft of White House immigration principles, will Members of Congress fall for Miller’s attempt to scuttle legislation for Dreamers? Washington, DC – The fingerprints of White House advisor and nativist activist Stephen Miller are all over the forthcoming White House immigration principles. Let’s be clear: Miller’s goal… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a statement from Frank Sharry, reacting to the significance of today’s DACA renewal application deadline, affecting more than 150,000 current DACA recipients: Today, as a result of an arbitrary October 5th deadline set by DHS, tens of thousands of DACA recipients are going to start losing their DACA-related work permits and… Continue »

Cleveland, OH  – Today, Indivisible CLE, DreamActivist Ohio, and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America joined Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, America’s Voice: Ohio, and local Dreamers and advocates urged Senator Portman to support passage of the Dream Act in acreative and symbolic action representing Ohio’s Dreamers and the voters who… Continue »

Trump Administration should extend arbitrary deadline and Congress should move Dream Act forward with renewed urgency Washington, DC – With just two days remaining before we reach the October 5th DACA renewal deadline affecting more than 150,000 DACA recipients, the Trump Administration seems insistent on keeping the new and artificial deadline in place. As several press accounts… Continue »

At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), one of the witnesses is Denisse Rojas Marquez, a DACA recipient. This is her testimony: Thank you Chairman, I would also like to thank ranking member Feinstein, and members of this committee for giving me the… Continue »

Washington, DC – AVEF’s digital campaigns manager and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, Juan Escalante, was featured on a special edition of “Aquí y Ahora” last night on Univision along with Dreamers Lorena Jofre, Justino Mora, Piero Caceres, Bruno Villegas, and Laura Veira. Since Trump decided to end DACA, Juan has been active in the media discussing how DACA has changed… Continue »