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Now Or Never for the Dream Act

Why It Is Urgent That Congress Act This Year When asked about the prospects and timing of legislation protecting Dreamers, Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have in recent days advanced the notion that there is no urgency to act, because Trump established a March 2018 deadline for Dreamer-related protections. That’s a false and dangerous idea. … Continue reading »

In Iowa, Advocates Call on Sen. Grassley, Sen. Ernst, and Rep. Young to Support Dream Act and TPS

Last Friday, Iowa Dreamers, community leaders, and allies gathered outside the Des Moines federal building to tell their members of Congress to support the Dream Act and TPS. The building is home to the offices of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Rep. David Young (R-IA). Read more about Iowa’s Dreamers here. … Continue reading »

Eight Ohio Dreamers Came to DC to With A Message for Sen. Portman: Champion the Dream Act

“We need your leadership. This is about our lives.” Eight Ohio Dreamers came to DC on Wednesday to get a minute of Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) time.  After weeks of unanswered meeting requests for the Senator, they came to DC for his weekly constituent coffee. The coffee hour was cancelled, but the Dreamers’ lives remained in limbo, … Continue reading »

Last Time We Checked, Republicans Control Washington

Frank Sharry: “The Audacity of the GOP’s Attempted Blame Game is Breathtaking” Washington, DC – While there’s uncertainty about the timing and details of a potential way forward on the government funding package, one thing is already certain and on display: Republicans are trying to set up a blame game to pin a potential government … Continue reading »

The GOP’s Ludicrous Blame Game

Friendly Reminder: When It Comes to a Potential Government Shutdown, the GOP Runs the White House, the Senate, and the House After President Trump blew up bipartisan negotiations just days before a potential government shutdown, here are two central points to keep in mind as the brinkmanship and blame game unfolds in the coming days: 1. … Continue reading »

Meet the Ohio Dreamers Conducting Sit-In At Rob Portman’s Office on Dream Act

Today, eight Ohio Dreamers are conducting a sit-in at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in Washington, DC to demand that he support the Dream Act.  Portman has never taken a strong stance on the Dream Act. In September of this year, he released a statement expressing agreement that “Congress should act” and that there should be … Continue reading »

Dreamers and Advocates Remind Congress of Urgent Need for a Clean Dream Act

A recording of today’s event is available here. Ahead of today’s anticipated White House and congressional leaders meeting, Dreamers, immigration advocates, activists, and legal experts underscored the urgent need for Dream legislation before the end of the year. This morning, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced they would … Continue reading »

“The Crisis Facing Dreamers Is Already Underway and Only Congress Can Fix It”

Dreamer-related legislation was to be a major focus of the discussion at today’s White House meeting between President Trump and Congressional leaders. But Democrats Schumer and Pelosi wisely withdrew from the meeting, given that his childish antics indicate he’s not serious about getting to a deal that will keep the federal government open. They will … Continue reading »

March Madness: Why the Dream Act Can’t Wait Until Next Year

An estimated 10,000 Dreamers already have lost DACA status December spending package would fund deportations that would ensnare Dreamers  It would take seven months to implement new legislative program for Dreamers At Tuesday’s meeting at the White House between President Trump and Congressional leaders, Dreamer-related protections will be a major focus of the discussion. While Democrats are … Continue reading »

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