The following is a press release from United We DREAM: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which protects many DREAMers from deportation and provides them the opportunity to work and fulfill their dreams.  DACA is the most significant victory for immigrant... Continue »
A US district court in Texas today dismissed Kris Kobach’s lawsuit against the deferred action (DACA) program which has for almost a year now granted DREAMers temporary relief from deportation. The suit was dismissed on procedural grounds, and the court held that the Civil Service Reform Act–a law governing... Continue »
This week, the Senate will vote on final passage on the Gang of 8 immigration bill, moving it one big step forward in the legislative process.  Today, we held a live Google Hangout with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ, one of the Gang of 8) and other immigration reform advocates... Continue »
One year ago this weekend, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.  This bold executive action, spurred by the actions and advocacy of the DREAMers themselves, reignited Latino voter enthusiasm for President Obama, crystallized the immigration distinctions between President Obama and Mitt Romney and... Continue »
Last week, we learned that since President Obama announced the deferred action (DACA) program last June, 154,404  eligible DREAMers have made it through the process and been approved. Via Univision: To date, 154,404 young undocumented immigrants have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration program... Continue »
Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – El pasado viernes recibí dos correos electrónicos casi al mismo tiempo. Uno sobre las figuras que participarán de las diferentes galas que celebrarán la semana entrante la segunda toma de posesión del presidente Barack Obama, y otro sobre... Continue »
Today, the above-the-fold headline in the Washington Post reads: “Obama prioritizing immigrant issues” (which matters because many people here still get the Post delivered).  The headline of the online version of the article is: “White House pushes forward on immigration ahead of bigger reform fight.” There is a new conventional wisdom... Continue »
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest numbers on President Obama’s deferred action for DREAMers (DACA) program.  The program, which began in mid-August, is entering its fifth month.  Of the nearly 1.4 million young aspiring Americans eligible to apply, 367,903 have sent in applications, 102,965... Continue »
TIME Magazine editors named Barack Obama their “Person of the Year” today–but in the magazine’s recent Readers’ Choice poll for the same award, the President came in at 18th.  “Undocumented Immigrants“ finished with a strong third, while The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took second, and first place went to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong... Continue »
DREAMers led our movement in winning our biggest victory in 25 years—protecting over a million young people from deportation with the deferred action policy!  In this holiday season, America’s Voice Education Fund wants to say thank you to these inspiring leaders. Will you contribute $5 to thank a DREAMer by... Continue »