Cross-posted from Lynn Tramonte’s post on Medium. Could you do this, if you had to? Stand before a national television audience and a possible future United States President, talk about the most painful event of your life, and ask for help? With the assistance of Univision reporter Enrique Acevedo, and a platform provided by the Univision/Washington Post Democratic… Continue »

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas—the legal case that currently blocks implementation of the President’s DAPA and DACA expansion programs—advocates and affected individuals joined Senator Menendez today to discuss the potential impact of the President’s deferred action programs and what’s at stake for the millions of immigrant families impacted by the ruling.… Continue »

16 Attorneys General, mayors and leaders from nearly 120 cities and counties, over 60 business leaders and entrepreneurs, and two dozen faith-based organizations are among those urging the Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. This was an impressive showing of support for DAPA and DACA+. “President Obama has proposed common sense… Continue »

Ahead of April 18th oral arguments, advocates, business leaders, elected officials and eligible DACA+/DAPA recipients demonstrate strong support for President Obama’s Executive Actions Today, Florida elected officials, local advocates and community leaders signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions… Continue »

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 actions on immigration, and affect the… 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 Constitutional precedents set by every Democratic… Continue »

In a new must-read Medium piece, Marshall Fitz lays out the case on case on why “facts, not fear” should prevail as the Supreme Court is poised to take up the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA, which would provide work permits and protection from deportation for up to five million undocumented immigrants… Continue »

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s piece on Medium: Yesterday the Obama Administration filed its opening brief before U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas, the lawsuit challenging DAPA and DACA expansion, President Obama’s November 20, 2014 executive actions on deportations. In the weeks to come the state of Texas will make its arguments to the Court and… Continue »

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-OH) proved again today that the effort to block President Obama’s executive action through the courts is, in fact, based in partisan politics. Republicans at all levels are relying on the courts to do what they could not accomplish through the legislative process, via Elise Foley: “This is a very extraordinary step.… Continue »

On Saturday, members of the Lorain, Ohio community hosted a luncheon as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign to highlight how DAPA and expanded DACA could help the state’s immigrant families and children. The event was organized by DAPA-eligible families and leaders from the Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA), Cleveland Jobs with Justice, and… Continue »