Yes, we need a permanent solution, but DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the initiative that has provided deportation relief and work permits for nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, is under attack. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened... Continue »
“We must not tire or feel defeated. Whomever gets tired, loses. We must fight.” DACA is facing a renewed existential threat this week, after DHS Secretary John Kelly made it clear that the Trump Administration cannot be counted on to defend the program. Advocates responded with horror, and for... Continue »
Will Trump Be Bullied by the State of Texas and His Own Attorney General Into One of the Biggest Mistakes of His Presidency? Yesterday’s meeting between DHS Secretary John Kelly and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus made it clear: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has been a huge... Continue »
CHC meeting shows Kelly to the perfect pitchman for the radical Trump agenda During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon DHS Secretary John Kelly signaled the following: DACA threatened: The future of DACA, the program that has unlocked opportunities for nearly 800,000 Dreamers, will be... Continue »
Make no mistake about it. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is threatened as never before. Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a group of anti-immigrant hardliners  – in and out of government  – are demanding that President Trump kill DACA by September 5th. If not, Paxton plans to... Continue »
A recording of today’s event is available here. In response to yesterday’s letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and nine other state Attorney Generals calling for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, legal experts and immigrant advocates outlined the... Continue »
In a move showing incredible hatefulness toward immigrants and undocumented youth, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that he will sue Donald Trump if the president doesn’t end Obama’s deferred action for Dreamers (DACA) program. Here’s the news-breaking tweet: BREAKING: Texas AG Paxton is joined by 9 other... Continue »
A recording of today’s DAPA immigration event is available here On a press call today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed the Trump Administration’s latest moves to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program... Continue »
The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice reacting to the DHS DAPA memo issued yesterday: Yesterday, the Trump Administration officially revoked the immigration executive action known as DAPA, a common sense policy that would have allowed parents of U.S. citizen children to apply for legal work... Continue »
Across the nation, nearly 800,000 DACA-recipients, beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today celebrate the fifth anniversary of DACA – an unmitigated success that has benefited not only the men and women who were able to obtain it, but also their families, schools, employers, and communities. As... Continue »