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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Meets With Immigrant Youth for Dreamer Dinner

This week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reaffirmed his commitment to passing the Dream Act by the end of 2017. In a Dreamer Dinner meeting with members of United We Dream, Make the Road New York, and America’s Voice, the Minority Leader expressed his unconditional support for the Dreamers and their cause while listening … Continue reading »

NEW REPORT: Three Months of Dreamer Dinners: Immigrant Youth Meet With Over Forty Elected Officials to Share Stories, Explain Need for Dream Act

View photos from all of our Dreamer Dinners here. Back in July, America’s Voice announced the “Dreamer Dinners” campaign, which seeks to bring together immigrant youth and elected officials to build public awareness about the need for Congress to pass the Dream Act. Anyone can host a Dreamer Dinner  – they have been held in restaurants, offices, … Continue reading »

Three Months of Dreamer Dinners: Immigrant Youth Meet With More than Forty Elected Officials to Tell Stories, Explain Need for Dream Act

View photos from all of our Dreamer Dinners here. Back in July, America’s Voice announced that we were kicking off our “Dreamer Dinners” campaign, which sought to bring together immigrant youth and elected officials in order to build support for Dreamers and the Dream Act. Anyone could host one — Dreamer Dinners have been held … Continue reading »

FL Rep. David Richardson Meets with Florida Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

Miami Beach, FL – Hardline anti-immigrant forces, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, forced the hand of President Trump to kill off the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 2018. On Sunday, Florida Representative David Richardson joined immigrant youth and their parents from Florida to … Continue reading »

Rep. Ruben Gallego Meets with Arizona Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joined Arizona immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. In Rep. Gallego’s district, there are 10,000 DACA-recipients and over 15,000 who are DACA-eligible.  Congressman … Continue reading »

Florida State Rep. Jenne Meets with Florida Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

Southwest Ranches, FL – This week, Florida State Representative Evan Jenne joined Florida immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.  Florida State Representative Evan Jenne said: I was already an ardent supporter of … Continue reading »

Texas State Representative Lina Ortega Shares Meal with El Paso Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

El Paso, TX – Texas State Rep. Lina Ortega of El Paso joined immigrant youth from the El Paso area to discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act now that President Trump has ended the successful DACA program, one that benefits more than 124,000 young immigrants in Texas. During the dinner, Rep. Ortega spoke … Continue reading »

Representatives Kennedy, Murphy, and Swalwell Meet with Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign and Future Forum Listening Tour

Boston, MA – Today, Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joined immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. This event was held in conjunction … Continue reading »

Rep. Jayapal (D-WA) Holds Dreamer Dinner in Seattle, Says Dreamers Are “As American as It Gets”

Last week, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) held a Labor Day Dreamer Dinner in her Seattle, Washington office, one day before Trump announced his decision to end DACA and officially threw the lives of 800,000 DACA recipients into uncertainty. Dreamer Dinners have been taking place across the country this summer as Dreamers and advocates have sat … Continue reading »

Grand Rapids Dreamers and Advocates Hold Dreamer Mega-Dinner With Local Officials

Last week, the West Michigan Coalition for Immigration Reform (WMCIR) held a Dreamer Mega-Dinner in Grand Rapids, an event that brought together Dreamers, advocates, and elected officials in a way that the group hopes will be foundational for efforts to come. Attending the dinner were staffers from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI)’s offices; Jeff Thomas, … Continue reading »

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