From the Senate floor earlier today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) shared powerful DREAMer stories, including law graduate Laura Alvarado, and formerly undocumented United States veteran Elijah Dawkins. There are over 740,000 #DREAMers who are contributing their talents to our country. One of them is Laura Alvarado:... Continuar »
A new interactive feature from the New York Times lifts up the stories of DREAMers who are facing uncertain futures following Donald Trump’s election. Among the dozens of personal accounts — readers are asked to submit and share their own as well — is Deyanira, a Texas DREAMer who... Continuar »
California’s two public universities have vowed to protect undocumented students and not assist in federal deportation efforts. The effort is a part of a national movement of students and their allies mobilizing to create areas of refuge for undocumented students on college and university campuses. More from the Washington... Continuar »
With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the... Continuar »
Yesterday’s viral #SaveDACA campaign has stretched into today, with DREAMers continuing to share more their inspirational stories with our nation’s leaders. Sen. Dick Durbin — who, along with Senate Democrats, kicked off the hashtag yesterday — briefly mentioned the campaign during a floor speech today, saying that the #SaveDACA was viewed... Continuar »
Sen. Dick Durbin continued lifting up the stories of DACA recipients, this morning sharing the successes of Asael Reyes from Chicago, Illinois. When Asael was in high school when he found out he was undocumented. Devastated, he felt he “had no future” and he dropped out of school after... Continuar »
The fight to protect the futures and opportunities of DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program continues to gather momentum. Yesterday, news emerged that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) is preparing legislation to address DREAMers’ status should President Trump repeal DACA on day one of his presidency, as... Continuar »
DREAMers shared their DACA stories in a hugely successful social media campaign that trended nationally on Twitter throughout the day. #SaveDACA, kicked off by Sen. Dick Durbin and Senate Democrats, encouraged DACA recipients to share their personal stories and why DACA is so vital to their futures. Elected officials, community leaders... Continuar »
Earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor about Father Rey Piñeda, a DACA recipient and Catholic priest. Like Father Piñeda, the futures of Yuri and Valentina depend on the future of DACA, which could be undone on Day One of a Donald Trump Presidency. Earlier today, Sen. Durbin shared Yuri... Continuar »
50 Days Out from Day One of Trump Presidency, More Reminders Why DACA Program for DREAMers Benefits America In a spate of Senate floor speeches, longtime immigration reform champion Senator Dick Durbin has been describing the lives of individual DREAMers and reminding listeners that revoking their DACA-related work permits... Continuar »