Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin shared the story of Luke, a gifted student and community leader who is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Chicago. According to a letter Luke wrote to Sen. Durbin, “DACA did much more than shielding me from deportation and changing my immediate circumstances;... Continue »
Iowa’s Steve King is no stranger to disgusting comments about immigrants. He’s done everything from drawing a parallel between immigrants and livestock, to calling his comparison between immigrants and dogs “a compliment.” But, King has always focused his attention on one specific group of immigrants: DREAMers. Remember that whole... Continue »
With inauguration just 43 days away, it is clear that the first big fight of the Trump administration will center on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the future of at least 750,000 DREAMers.  Across the nation, DREAMers and their allies are standing up to talk about... Continue »
Recently, the New York Times editorial board urged President-elect Donald Trump to reverse his decision to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects 750,000 DREAMers from immediate deportation. Since then, the editors have been publishing dozens of stories of young DACA-mented immigrants to explain exactly whose lives are at... Continue »
DACA helped make medical school a reality for Jirayut Latthivongskorn, who in 2014 made history as the first openly-undocumented student accepted to the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Now, one stroke of a pen from a President Trump threatens to put a stop to his dreams and... Continue »
Television viewers and CNN commentator Ana Navarro came to the defense of a DREAMer during Van Jones’s CNN special “The Messy Truth” last night, following Rick Santorum’s callous suggestion to her that she should leave the country. The exchange came when DREAMer Elizabeth shared her inspirational story about coming to... Continue »
In a new interview with Time magazine released today, Donald Trump “did not back off his pledge to end” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers and offered a vague attempt to reassure those concerned about the fate of DREAMers, saying, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to... Continue »
Today, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) held the Senate floor to remind listeners of the DREAMers’ contributions in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Nelson emphasized, the 750,000 DREAMers who currently have work permits under DACA are our neighbors, classmates, colleagues,... Continue »
From the Senate floor earlier today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) shared powerful DREAMer stories, including law graduate Laura Alvarado, and formerly undocumented United States veteran Elijah Dawkins. There are over 740,000 #DREAMers who are contributing their talents to our country. One of them is Laura Alvarado:... Continue »
A new interactive feature from the New York Times lifts up the stories of DREAMers who are facing uncertain futures following Donald Trump’s election. Among the dozens of personal accounts — readers are asked to submit and share their own as well — is Deyanira, a Texas DREAMer who... Continue »