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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »