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Ohio Dreamers and Voters Call on Sen. Portman to Ensure Passage of the Dream Act

  ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Thursday, October 5 at 12pm ET Ohio Dreamers and Voters Call on Sen. Portman to Ensure Passage of the Dream Act Cleveland, OH  – On Thursday, October 5 at 12 pm ET, Indivisible CLE, DreamActivist Ohio, and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America will join Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support … Continue reading »

“My name is Denisse Rojas Marquez. I am 28 years old old, a proud undocumented American and soon to be doctor”

At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), one of the witnesses is Denisse Rojas Marquez, a DACA recipient. This is her testimony: Thank you Chairman, I would also like to thank ranking member Feinstein, and members of this committee for giving me the … Continue reading »

AVEF’s Juan Escalante Featured on Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora,” Telemundo Programs – Calls on English Language Media to Follow Suit

Washington, DC – AVEF’s digital campaigns manager and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, Juan Escalante, was featured on a special edition of “Aquí y Ahora” last night on Univision along with Dreamers Lorena Jofre, Justino Mora, Piero Caceres, Bruno Villegas, and Laura Veira. Since Trump decided to end DACA, Juan has been active in the media discussing how DACA has changed … Continue reading »

Americans Want the Bipartisan Dream Act, Not Partisan Obstacles

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s October 3, 2017 hearing on the Administration’s decision to end DACA.   The President’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 young Americans into crisis. The solution is the bipartisan Dream … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Latino USA: New National Poll Says 76% of US Latinos Disapprove of Trump’s Performance

Washington, DC – Latino USA, a national NPR program, highlights three important cautions for the GOP: 76% of Latinos think Trump is doing a bad job, racism is a pressing issue, and they want Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act. These findings come from polling released this week by Latino Decisions, Latino Victory Project, and America’s Voice. Read … Continue reading »

ICYMI: FOX News Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers & All Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, DC  –  A new FOX News poll is the latest in a swell of recent national polls to find overwhelming support from Americans, including Republicans, for Congress passing legislation that puts Dreamers on a path to citizenship.  Some key takeaways: 57% disapprove of the job President Trump is doing on immigration; 79% of voters support opening a path … Continue reading »

Quinnipiac Poll Latest to Find Overwhelming Support for Dreamers Among All Americans, Including Republicans

Washington, DC –  Among the key takeaways in the new Quinnipiac poll: 88% of Americans, and 79% of Republicans, support efforts to allow Dreamers to stay in this country and eventually apply for either citizenship or legal status short of citizenship. 82% of Americans, including 69% of Republicans, back citizenship for Dreamers. Only 10% of Americans … Continue reading »

Federal Judge: Government’s Arbitrary October 5th DACA Renewal Deadline is “Heartless” and “Unacceptable”

DHS should extend October 5th DACA renewal deadline affecting more than 150,000 DACA recipients; Congress should act on Dream Act Washington, DC – Yesterday, at a hearing in a Brooklyn federal court, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis expressed his frustration with the Trump Administration’s continued support for its arbitraryOctober 5th DACA renewal deadline, which affects more than a quarter of DACA … Continue reading »

New CNN Poll: 82% of Americans, Including 74% of Republicans, Back Protecting Dreamers

Washington, DC – New CNN polling finds overwhelming support for protecting Dreamers, and sharp opposition to a range of Trump immigration policy priorities. By an 82-14% margin overall, and a 74-21% margin among Republicans, Americans back an approach allowing Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and ensure that they are not exposed to deportation. The CNN poll asked: … Continue reading »

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