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PHOTOS: Supporters Send Messages #ToImmigrantsWithLove While Dreamers Deliver Valentines to Congress

Today was Valentine’s Day as well as Ash Wednesday, and supporters across the country took time to send messages #toImmigrantsWithLove. A project of Fwd.us, United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, and others, immigrants and non-immigrants alike took the time to thank parents, friends, neighbors, and strangers for the sacrifices they’ve made in coming to the U.S. … Continue reading »

Calling out Trump and GOP’s Immigration Blame Game and Larger Motivations

President Trump and Republican allies are already seeking to set up a blame game and point the finger at Democrats, should Congress not deliver on an urgent solution to the Dreamer crisis Trump created. That’s patently ridiculous, of course, as sharp analyses from Ezra Klein, James Hohmann, Greg Sargent, and Dana Milbank make clear. President … Continue reading »

Must-See: Sen. Menendez Rips Into GOP Attacks on Families, American Values, Urges Focus on Solution for Dreamers – “Undocumented Americans”

During a must-hear floor speech today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) cut through the GOP’s propaganda campaign on “chain migration” and brought both his colleagues and Americans back to the heart of the issue: Dreamers, families, and our nation’s values. A transcript of key excerpts follows below: I can’t be the only one who thinks the … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Advocates, Immigration Policy Experts Kick Off Series of Press Conferences to Decipher Senate Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. As Washington, D.C. and the country tracks this week’s Senate immigration debate, immigrants, advocates, and experts kicked off a series of press calls to decode the latest developments and to outline the path forward. A recording of today’s call is available here. Information for the press call tomorrow, February 13 at 5pm … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “This week the Senate has a chance to do its part to end the nightmare that Trump created when he cancelled DACA”

As the Senate prepares to debate Dreamer legislation this week, Senators Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and a handful of others have announced a proposal that uses Dreamers’ lives as bargaining chips. The price for Dreamers’ freedom? Enactment of a vast series of unrelated, radical, racially-charged measures that slash legal immigration, turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda, … Continue reading »

Quinnipiac Polling: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Dreamers; Overwhelmingly Oppose White House Immigration Plan

Will Senators side with American people or enable radical and unpopular policies on ramped up deportations, dramatic cuts in legal immigration and an unpopular, wasteful border wall? As the Senate kicks off immigration week, February 6, 2018 polling from Quinnipiac offers a reminder that the American public overwhelming supports Dreamers and strongly opposes key elements of the … Continue reading »

Dreamers Take to the Streets in Texas, Call Cornyn a “Dream Killer”

Dreamers and advocates in seven Texas cities today took to the streets, dropping banners over highways and making it clear that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is a “Dream Killer”. Sen. Cornyn is infamous in the immigration reform world for always saying nice things when it comes to immigrants and Dreamers — and acting against them … Continue reading »

A Former Mormon Missionary’s Fear of Losing DACA

“Heavenly Father will provide a way for you to be who He wanted you to be.” That’s the advice from her mother that Maleny Calderón, 20, a former Mormon missionary and Dreamer, holds deep in her heart when contemplating the possibility of losing her DACA status. Maleny recently returned to Oakland, California after serving a … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Vote for Dreamers. Stand up for what’s right. Vote no on this spending bill.”

Ahead of today’s impending votes in both chambers of Congress on a negotiated spending bill, below is our vote recommendation: There are some 800,000 reasons why members of Congress who claim to stand with Dreamers should vote “no” on the spending bill to be voted on today. President Trump created this crisis, but only Congress … Continue reading »

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