In a new video from the Chronicle of Higher Education, five DACA recipients share their accomplishments, hopes, and fears about the future of the program following the 2016 Presidential election. The Trinity Washington University students have all excelled in their studies following the 2012 implementation of DACA, and have... Continuar »
A new piece from Rewire’s Tina Vasquez details the introduction of new legislation from a bipartisan group of Senators which, if passed, would provide some protections to undocumented youth who are either already enrolled or qualify for DACA. Over 750,000 DACAmented youth face uncertain futures following the 2016 Presidential... Continuar »
Last Friday’s introduction of the BRIDGE Act is yet another demonstration of support for the young people benefitting from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Senate co-sponsor Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said, “Giving these young people an opportunity to go to college, pursue careers and give back to their communities has... Continuar »
Sen. Dick Durbin continued his ongoing efforts to share the stories of DACA recipients, last Friday lifting up the story of Javier. Like many other DREAMers, Javier didn’t know he was undocumented until he tried to apply for financial assistance in order to attend college. Without DACA, higher education would have... Continuar »
Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will introduce the Bridge Act, which if passed would provide “provisional protected status” for the undocumented youth who currently qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are... Continuar »
As Inauguration Day nears, Americans across the country are voicing their support for the 750,000 DREAMers who have been able to live and work without fear because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as the broader immigrant community that is at risk of deportation... Continuar »
Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin shared the story of Luke, a gifted student and community leader who is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Chicago. According to a letter Luke wrote to Sen. Durbin, “DACA did much more than shielding me from deportation and changing my immediate circumstances;... Continuar »
Iowa’s Steve King is no stranger to disgusting comments about immigrants. He’s done everything from drawing a parallel between immigrants and livestock, to calling his comparison between immigrants and dogs “a compliment.” But, King has always focused his attention on one specific group of immigrants: DREAMers. Remember that whole... Continuar »
DACA helped make medical school a reality for Jirayut Latthivongskorn, who in 2014 made history as the first openly-undocumented student accepted to the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Now, one stroke of a pen from a President Trump threatens to put a stop to his dreams and... Continuar »
In a new interview with Time magazine released today, Donald Trump “did not back off his pledge to end” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers and offered a vague attempt to reassure those concerned about the fate of DREAMers, saying, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to... Continuar »