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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 »

ICYMI: Washington Post: With three months left in medical school, her career may be slipping away.

“That’s my dream: to make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “I hope I can do it.” A Washington Post piece masterfully captures the all-too-familiar combination of “dreams and disbelief” that so many high-achieving DACAmented students face as Republicans in Congress and the White House continue to block passage of a bipartisan solution. Maria Sacchetti’s in-depth piece sets the … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Over Congressional Recess, Advocates Slam Members of Congress for Dream Inaction

Members of Congress are on recess this week, following the Senate’s complete failure last week to pass legislation that would protect Dreamers and ensure they don’t face deportation. Advocates and Dreamers are furious, considering that this is the fourth in two months that Congress has whiffed on an opportunity to take action. Across the country and in … Continue reading »

Akron Beacon Journal, Editorial Boards Across USA Take Strong Stand For Dreamers

Last week, President Trump called on Republican senators to oppose the bipartisan legislative solutions for Dreamers on the table during the Senate immigration debate, ensuring that nothing would pass the chamber. In response, the Akron Beacon Journal and editorial boards across the nation issued sharp rebukes of the GOP’s “politics as usual” approach to dealing with Dreamers: … Continue reading »

Nationwide, Editorial Boards Take a Strong Stand For Dreamers

National and Hometown Papers Criticize Republican Failure to Advance Solution Last week, Trump called on Republican senators to oppose the bipartisan legislative solutions for Dreamers that could actually pass. In response, editorial boards across the nation are assigning responsibility for this crisis where it belongs: New York Times: “Trump Kills Compromise on Immigration” Unfortunately, Mr. … Continue reading »

Trump Crushes Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Dreamers

Vast majority of Republicans aid and abet Trump’s cruel hostage-taking Here are our key takeaways from yesterday: The U.S. Senate dealt Trump’s far-reaching immigration plan a stinging rebuke; 60 Senators said hell no, signifying it has no chance of being enacted. The bipartisan proposal that had the best chance of passing – the Rounds-King compromise … Continue reading »

Schoolmates, Immigrant Youth and Advocates Fight to #FreeDennis from Detention Camp

Send Message to Houston ISD and Harris County: “School is for Education Not Criminalization and Deportation!” Houston, TX – Today, friends and advocates of Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento gathered on a press call to demand his release from ICE detention and for Houston Independent School District to adopt policies that allow undocumented students to thrive and protect them … Continue reading »

Senator Brown Shows Leadership and Character on Dreamer Legislation, While Senator Portman Delivers “Slap in the Face”

With Two Bipartisan, Centrist Proposals to Choose From, Portman Still Found a Way to Get to No Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Senate wrapped up its debate on immigration today, and once again failed to advance a solution for America’s Dreamers.  Senator Brown voted in favor of two bipartisan amendments that would have helped Dreamers and came close to … Continue reading »