Donald Trump’s victory has left undocumented immigrants facing a great deal of uncertainty, and many of their allies are wondering what exactly they can do to help. One important suggestion comes from DACA recipient Juan Escalante, who writes “you should also consider donating to your local, state, or national pro-migrant... Continue »
DREAMers Share Powerful Stories About How DACA Has Transformed Their Lives One of the first tests of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Trump’s pledge to end DACA on day one of his... Continue »
This, from a New York Times account on the pro-Donald Trump gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Washington D.C. over the past weekend, is not normal: By the time Richard B. Spencer, the leading ideologue of the alt-right movement and the final speaker of the night, rose to... Continue »
In a must-watch House floor speech yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) warned against normalizing Donald Trump following his Presidential victory, saying that “Trump is no ordinary politician, and we can’t treat him like one.” Given everything we know about Donald Trump — and everything we don’t know — I... Continue »
Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has been one of the loudest and bigoted voices in the Senate — and he’s just been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General of the United States. During his time in the Senate, Sessions has scooped up every chance... Continue »
“This is not a normal transition of power” In the aftermath of the 2016 election, key moments this week highlight the fact that some Democrats are ready to battle Trump with every fiber of their being. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, said, “Every day brings fresh evidence... Continue »
Below is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be Attorney General for the Trump Administration. Another day, another example of how President-elect Trump is filling the most powerful cabinet positions and senior White House posts in... Continue »
Mayors and local leaders aren’t the only ones mobilizing to protect undocumented immigrants in the face of an upcoming Donald Trump Presidency. Across the nation, immigration advocates and allies are rallying and calling on colleges and universities to adopt measures that would protect undocumented students and others. In California, the... Continue »
In a floor speech and a series of tweets, Sen. Dick Durbin shared the story of Oscar Cornejo, one of the over 700,000 DREAMers whose futures in the US depend on DACA. Oscar came to the US from Mexico as a five-year-old child. Not only did he grow up to... Continue »
Dara Lind Writes of the Anxiety DACA Recipients Are Experiencing as a Trump Presidency Looms Few communities can bear witness to the uncertainty and vulnerability that a Trump Presidency brings like the DACA-mented community. The DACA program, instituted under Obama, provides deportation protection and work permits to 750,000 individuals... Continue »