A recording of today’s DAPA immigration event is available here On a press call today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed the Trump Administration’s latest moves to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Technically-speaking, DACA remains in place… Continue »

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice reacting to the DHS DAPA memo issued yesterday: Yesterday, the Trump Administration officially revoked the immigration executive action known as DAPA, a common sense policy that would have allowed parents of U.S. citizen children to apply for legal work permits and protection from deportation.  While… Continue »

Following the lawsuit filed yesterday challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, Daniel Denvir of Salon explores the politicization of DAPA and DACA; the potential judicial chaos emanating from the Supreme Court tie in U.S. v. Texas; and the continued fight for protection from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants who are Americans in all but… Continue »

Today, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), and the Rockford, Illinois law firm Dady & Hoffmann filed a lawsuit challenging Judge Andrew Hanen’s national injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive actions on behalf of José Lopez.  Lopez is a DACA-mented immigrant whose parents are both eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of… Continue »

All Legal and Political Options Must Be Engaged The news that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a rehearing petition in the U.S. v Texas immigration case should focus attention on a pressing legal question: why has Texas Judge Andrew Hanen been able to issue a nationwide hold on DAPA and DACA+? There’s a strong case to be made… Continue »

Mixed-status immigrant families, community leaders, and a member of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office sat down for a “DAPA Dinner” in Dayton, Ohio yesterday to discuss how immigration policies can affect and change the lives of children, families, and communities in the state. There are approximately 95,000 undocumented immigrants in the state of Ohio. At least… Continue »

On Friday, mixed-status immigrant families and Nevada Congressional candidates Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen broke bread in Las Vegas and discussed the issue that has become a main focus of the 2016 election: immigration. The two families — along with 48,000 other immigrant families in the state of Nevada — suffered a tremendous blow following… Continue »

Yesterday in Nevada, United States Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto sat down to break bread with DAPA-eligible immigrant families impacted by United States v Texas, the Republican-led lawsuit blocking relief for millions of immigrant families across the nation. Nevada families suffered a tremendous blow by the Supreme Court last June, with the bright futures of some… Continue »

During the last two weeks, two starkly different visions of America were on display at the Republican and Democratic conventions. While Donald Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot continued to attack and demean Latinos and immigrants, immigration policy reforms were featured as a top priority for Democrats. These are our favorite speeches from… Continue »

Last month, the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court of the partisan lawsuit known as U.S. v. Texas, delaying the implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration — known as DAPA and DACA+. In an effort to play political games with the lives of millions of immigrants, Republicans refuse to… Continue »