Ahead of April 18th oral arguments, immigrants, advocates, community leaders, and elected officials demonstrate strong support for DHS’ immigration actions Yesterday, Ohio elected officials and organizations signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of the Obama Administration’s executive... Continue »
Today, 225 members of the House and Senate, including Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, will file an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. From Leaders Reid and Pelosi:  “President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions fall well within the legal and... Continue »
Donald Trump and the Republican Party are threatening the livelihood of millions of immigrants across the country. Trump’s recent victory in Nevada is proof of how xenophobia and anti-immigrant hatred are pushing the Republican Party further to the right. Plain and simple, electing any of the leading Republican candidates as... Continue »
Immigrant youth in Texas are protesting tonight’s Republican Presidential debate, set to take place at the University of Houston, which will feature anti-immigrant candidates including Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. The demonstrators — including leaders from Youth Empowerment Alliance and United We Dream — unfurled a banner reading “Deport Me... Continue »
Miguel Aguilar made sports history when he was chosen in the first round of the Major League Soccer draft last year —  “the first time that ever happened,” proudly proclaimed his hometown newspaper in Sacramento, California. Miguel’s story is the story of the American Dream. The son of a... Continue »
The popular narrative emerging after Jeb Bush’s exit from the 2016 race is that it’s now up to the establishment candidate, Marco Rubio, to battle Donald Trump for the heart and soul of the GOP. Of course, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Ben Carson probably don’t see it that... Continue »
Cesar Vargas Undocumented Lawyer
Cesar Vargas, a leading immigration activist who is now helping shape the 2016 Presidential campaign as a strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders, yesterday became the first DACA recipient to be sworn in as an attorney in the state of New York. It was the end of a four year... Continue »
Earlier this week, the Obama Administration deported a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite the government earlier having approved her DACA application and granted her “advanced parole” request to travel to and from Mexico.  The case of Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez is a troubling example of the... Continue »
Undocumented students in Georgia protest for in-state tuition rates.
Undocumented students in Georgia are not giving up on their fight for access to in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this morning that the Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously rejected to an appeal that would have allowed undocumented students across to gain access... Continue »
DREAMers and activists from United We Dream Action interrupted Marco Rubio at the Kemp forum in South Carolina this past weekend to call out his anti-DACA attacks as his campaign continues to veer to the right. From UWD Action: Since championing comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, Senator Rubio has... Continue »