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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 »

PHOTOS: Advocates Call on Members of Congress to Support Dream Act Over Thanksgiving Recess

Members of Congress were back in their home districts for Thanksgiving recess last week, and for Dreamers and advocates, that meant another opportunity to tell their members of Congress to support the Dream Act. In Colorado, advocates set up an empty Thanksgiving table to remind Congress what families and communities will look like if Dreamers … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Recess: Massive Mobilization to Pass the Dream Act This Year

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** PRESS EVENTS: Immigrant Community Activists and Allies Host more than 30 Events Nationwide Calling for #DreamActNow Immigrant youth, local leaders, advocates, and allies are escalating their campaign for the Dream Act with rallies, marches, petition deliveries, and protests in 13 states to call for citizenship and protection for immigrant youth during Thanksgiving recess. … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Utah Dreamers and Advocates Use Paper Butterflies to Call on Senator Hatch to Support the Dream Act

In Salt Lake City, Utah today, Dreamers and advocates presented Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)’s office with 10,500 paper butterflies — one for every Utah Dreamer — to pressure the Senator to support the Dream Act. Utah has over 9,000 DACA recipients and 19,000 Dream Act-eligible individuals who would help the state’s GDP grow by $206 million … Continue reading »

As Dream Fight Heats Up, Which Way, Paul Ryan?

Will He Cave to the “Hell No Caucus” or Help GOP Pragmatists Desperate to Distance Themselves from Trump? Washington, DC – As we head into December, it’s increasingly clear that, in the words of a headline from The Hill, “Congress is barreling toward explosive immigration fight.” With all Democrats and many Republicans in favor of enacting legislation that provides … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: As Thanksgiving Recess Begins, Advocates Across Country Call on Congressmembers to Support #DreamActNow

Members of Congress began their Thanksgiving recess this weekend, and Dreamers and advocates across the country took the opportunity to pressure their representatives to support the Dream Act and stand up to mass deportations. In Denver, Colorado Dreamers volunteered with Denver Feed a Family, while advocates with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition set up an empty … Continue reading »

Cleveland Advocates Tell Sen. Portman to Support Dream Act

On Saturday, advocates braved the wind and cold to gather in Cleveland, Ohio to tell Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to support the Dream Act. Advocates have been asking for a meeting between Sen. Portman and Dreamers, which Portman has not granted yet. An Ohio Dreamer did meet with one of Portman’s staff in Washington, DC, … Continue reading »

Legal Experts, Advocates: DACA Beneficiaries Already Losing Status; Congress Needs to Pass Dream Act Now

A recording of today’s event is available here. Today, experts from RAICES, Make the Road New York, American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigration Law Center, and Center for American Progress addressed the reality that DACA recipients are already threatened – with unjustified arrests; with detention; with denials of applications because of bureaucratic snafus; because of the arbitrary and … Continue reading »

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