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Statement on New DACA Lawsuit from Undocumented Youth Organizations

Austin, TX – Members from three Central Texas youth organizations, that are led by undocumented students to serve undocumented students at Texas State University, St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas in Austin, issued the following statement today after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the constitutionality of the DACA program: … Continue reading »

Paxton’s True Motives: Political Attacks and Crushed Futures, Despite Texans’ Desire to Protect Dreamers

AUSTIN – The following is a statement from America’s Voice Texas Director Mario Carrillo regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s latest attempt to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Ken Paxton is doing everything he can to keep Dreamers living in fear of deportation to countries that they barely remember. The vast majority … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump Claims He Wants To Help Dreamers. Time To Put Up Or Shut Up.”

In Juan Escalante’s latest column in HuffPost, he celebrates the latest federal court ruling in favor of DACA recipients, but calls on Trump and his fellow Republican leaders to do what only they can do: enact legislation that provides a permanent solution for Dreamers. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and check out the piece … Continue reading »

Cincinnati “Dreamer” Featured in New York Times

Cincinnati, OH –  Following yet another court ruling against the Trump Administration’s handling of its decision to end the DACA program, The New York Times is out with a must-read piece about the movement created by young immigrants – commonly known as “Dreamers” – and how they continue to organize for change in the only country they call home. Well-known immigrant activist … Continue reading »

Axios: Senate Seats in AZ, NV, and TN– Currently Held by Republicans – at Risk, and “DACA is the Biggest Warning Sign for Republicans”

A new poll released today by Beltway outlet Axios finds that Republican-held Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee may be at risk of flipping. The Democratic candidates in each of three states are currently leading or in statistical ties with Republican counterparts. Alexi McCammond of Axios analyzes the exclusive poll: “DACA is the biggest warning sign … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times: “For Thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ It Has Been a Wild Ride. And It’s Not Over Yet.”

As politicians and pundits analyze the implications of this week’s DACA ruling – the latest in a string of court defeats for the Trump administration on DACA – Miriam Jordan and Sona Patel of the New York Times have a new must-read piece highlighting the perspective of those most affected, the Dreamers and their families, and how they … Continue reading »

Otro juez federal vapulea a Trump y a Sessions por terminar DACA; esperemos que la Suprema Corte haga lo mismo con el veto a musulmanes

El juez federal John D. Bates dictaminó ayer que el gobierno de Trump terminó DACA de manera ilegal, de tal modo que a menos que presente mejores argumentos en 90 días, las autoridades deben no solo continuar con el programa para los actuales beneficiarios, sino que debe aceptar también nuevas solicitudes. El fallo —el más reciente de … Continue reading »

Another Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump and Sessions for Ending DACA; Let’s Hope the Supreme Court Does the Same to the Muslim Ban

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended DACA and unless they come up with a better rationale in 90 days, the Administration must not only continue DACA for current beneficiaries, but it must accept new applications as well. The ruling – just the latest in a string of … Continue reading »

Are GOP Moderates Behind Queen of the Hill Push Posturing or Ready to Throw Down for Dreamers?

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of yesterday’s Capitol Hill “Queen of the Hill” press conference about Dreamer legislation: “Are the Republican moderates behind the Queen of the Hill push posturing and looking for political cover? Or are they ready to throw down and … Continue reading »