On Saturday, February 27th, at noon, the Lorain Ohio Immigrants’ Rights Association (LOIRA), Cleveland Jobs with Justice, and Ohio’s Voice are hosting a community luncheon to highlight how certain federal immigration policies–Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—could help Ohio families and children. Approximately 35,000 Ohio immigrants—including… Continue »

Last week, the Lorain Ohio Immigrants’ Rights Association (LOIRA), Ohio’s Voice, and Cleveland Jobs with Justice invited the three candidates for U.S. Senate: former Governor Ted Strickland (D), Cincinnati City Council Member PG Sittenfeld(D), and Senator Rob Portman (R) to sit down with DAPA-eligible families as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. “DAPA Dinners” is an initiative that invites all 2016 candidates, Senators, and Members of… Continue »

Yesterday, as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, Senator Harry Reid met with immigrant families who would be eligible for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which is currently blocked due to a partisan, GOP-led lawsuit. Today I heard from undocumented families who should… Continue »

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s meeting with a DAPA-eligible family on Monday marks the first Presidential election where all candidates from one party have met with immigrant families to hear their personal stories one-on-one. In November, former Gov. Martin O’Malley kicked off the “DAPA Dinners” campaign by breaking bread with the Ramirez family of… Continue »

This is the press release from Make The Road New York about today’s DAPA Dinner with Hillary Clinton Suarez Family Excited to Meet With Secretary Clinton, Encourages Her to Be a Champion for Immigration Relief and Undocumented Families Brooklyn, NY (December 14th, 2015) — On Monday afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with members of an immigrant family… Continue »

Today, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is meeting with members of the Suarez family from Long Island as part of the “DAPA Dinner” campaign organized by America’s Voice, Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement, United We Dream Action and Make the Road New York. The Suarez family is a mixed status family — one… Continue »

Yesterday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders became the latest 2016 Presidential candidate to sit down with DAPA-eligible immigrants. Senator Sanders was joined by his campaign’s Latino Outreach Strategist, DREAMer Erika Andiola. They hosted other DREAMers, refugees from El Salvador and Bangladesh, an undocumented transgender woman, and parents eligible for relief from deportation under DAPA. All shared their incredibly… Continue »

In Live Streamed Event Presidential Candidate To Sit Down With Those Most Affected By Our Broken Immigration System Washington, DC—Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is set to become the latest 2016 Presidential candidate to sit down with DAPA-eligible immigrants. Senator Sander’s event is in part inspired by “DAPA Dinners,” a joint effort between America’s Voice, United We Dream… Continue »

Last Friday, Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) became the second member of the House of Representatives to sit down with an immigrant family as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Rep. Foster sat down with the Flores family of Bolingbrook, Illinois for a meal to hear how DAPA and expanded DACA — currently on hold due to a partisan… Continue »

One day after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA and expanded DACA announcement, immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin became the first sitting member of the United States Senate to share a meal with a DAPA-eligible family. As part of the “DAPA Dinner” campaign, Senator Durbin sat down for lunch with the Ramirez family… Continue »