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Goodlatte’s Dead-On-Arrival Immigration Bill

A recording of today’s call is available here Ahead of a press conference by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding his draconian immigration bill, immigration advocates and faith, business and civil rights leaders outlined the egregious effects of this bill on Dreamers, the economy, and millions of American families, and why no moderate Republican … Continue reading »

Republican Congress Must Stop the Buildup of Trump’s Deportation Force and Focus on Enacting the Dream Act

Groups Ramp Up Efforts To Prevent Republican Congress from Appropriating Billions for Immigration Enforcement – Money that Would be Used to Deport Dreamers A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With Trump’s March 5th deadline passed, immigrant advocates are ramping up efforts to stop the Republican controlled Congress from appropriating billions to fund the Department … Continue reading »

While Congress Bickers and Trump Tweets Past the DACA Deadline, the American People are Standing Up to Fight for Dreamers

In the wake of yesterday’s DACA deadline, there are two evident truths: Dreamers face an urgent crisis – at the hands of Trump and his GOP – and, across party and state lines, Americans overwhelmingly support a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. In a new piece, Time Magazine’s Charlotte Alter profiles Corina Barranco, an Ohio DACA-recipient. Like any high … Continue reading »

ICYMI: San Antonio Dreamer Andrea Fernandez: “It’s Time for Our Representatives to Protect America’s Legacy as a Welcoming Place”

AUSTIN– In a new op-ed published in the San Antonio Express News, Andrea Fernandez, a Dreamer and senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio outlined how Trump’s cruel termination of the DACA program, compounded by Congress’ inaction on the Dream Act, has jeopardized her future. Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice Texas, said, “Americans, across … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Escalante: “Trump’s DACA Deadline May Be Void, But Dreamers Must Stay On Alert”

As we arrive at Trump’s March 5th deadline with no resolution for Dreamers, DACA recipient and America’s Voice communications manager Juan Escalante writes a must-read HuffPost column on the uncertainty and fear that DACA recipients are facing, reminding us that the crisis facing Dreamers remains urgent and that Congress and President Trump must act. As Escalante concludes, … Continue reading »

CNN Poll: By 83-12%, Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Strong Majority Hold Trump & GOP Responsible for Inaction

New CNN polling finds, once again, that Americans across all partisan affiliations overwhelmingly support Congress protecting Dreamers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the public holds either President Trump or congressional Republicans responsible for the continued failure to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. Among the key immigration takeaways from the new CNN polling include: By an 83-12% margin, Americans support policies … Continue reading »

On Dreamer Inaction, Editorial Boards Fix Blame on GOP; Criticize Trump Administration for Deleting Reference to America as a “Nation of Immigrants”

Praise Temporary Court Reprieve for Dreamers; Call on Congress and GOP to Deliver Fix Editorial boards across the country are weighing in on the implications the U.S. Supreme Court rebuke of the Trump Administration’s attempt to leapfrog the normal appeals process in hopes of ending DACA quickly — and pointing the finger at the GOP for congressional … Continue reading »

Statement from Dreamer Juan Escalante in Light of President Trump’s Recent Comments on DACA Negotiations and Immigration

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured an ugly embrace of anti-immigrant politics from both President Trump and the attendees.  As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post, “At this year’s conference, in place of discussions of how to reach out to nonwhite voters, speakers, including Trump, spoke about keeping immigrants out.” During his CPAC speech, President … Continue reading »

David Leopold’s Reaction to SCOTUS Refusal to Expedite Trump DACA Challenge

The following is a statement from David Leopold, Partner/Chair, Immigration Practice Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP and former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, following the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite the administration’s challenge to DACA: Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to game the judicial system in its … Continue reading »

Rep. McEachin (D-VA) Hosts Dreamer Dinner, Says It’s ‘Tragic and Irresponsible’ to Deport DACA Recipients

This week, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) hosted a Dreamer Dinner in the Richmond area to hear directly from three Dreamers about the looming DACA termination deadline in March, which is already adversely impacting the lives of 800,000 program recipients. “Dreamer Dinners” are a nationwide campaign to protect Dreamers from deportation. Advocates and elected officials sit … Continue reading »

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