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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 »

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Meets With New Mexico Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– As hardline forces inside and outside the Administration, such as AG Jeff Sessions and Texas AG Ken Paxton, are trying to force President Trump to preside over the end of the popular and successful DACA program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) this morning joined immigrant leaders from the NM … Continue reading »

Ft. Lauderdale Democrats Meet With DACA Beneficiaries in Latest Dreamer Dinner

Dreamers and state legislators held yet another successful Dreamer Dinner tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where immigrant youth shared their stories and spoke about the future of the DACA program they rely on. In attendance were Florida State Representatives Bobby Dubose, Patricia Williams, and Barrington Russell, all Democrats; as well as immigration advocates Anjanette and … Continue reading »

Slate of Florida State Legislators Meet With Immigrant Youth in Orlando Dreamer Dinner

At last night’s Dreamer Dinner in Orlando, state legislators and Dreamers spoke about the imminent threat to DACA at the federal level, as well as the ongoing need to win rights for immigrant youth at the state level. Four Florida legislators — state Senator Victor Torres, and state Reps. John Cortes, Carlos Guillermo-Smith, and Amy … Continue reading »

Florida State Reps. Asencio and Baez Lead Dreamer Dinner in Miami

Florida State Representatives Robert Asencio and Daisy Baez, both Democrats, sat down with nearly a dozen Dreamers last night in Miami in the latest Dreamer Dinner. Some of the Dreamers and DACA beneficiaries in attendance included Monica Lazaro, who studied chronic fatigue syndrome in college and now works in public health; Adrian Escarate, an immigration … Continue reading »

Dreamers Break Bread With Tallahassee Mayor Gillum, Who Pledges Support in Fight for DACA

Dreamers and advocates hosted the latest Dreamer Dinner last night in Tallahassee, Florida with Mayor Andrew Gillum, and Terry Coonan, a law professor at Florida State University (FSU). The Dreamers in attendance included Daniela Donoso, who led the student group Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights during her time at FSU and won the 2015 … Continue reading »

Americans Rise Up for Dreamers, Push Back Against Trump

A Defining Moment for America Washington, DC – Yesterday, on the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect, Dreamers and their allies stood up in communities around the country to celebrate the successes of the program and to share reminders of how the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients … Continue reading »

Elected Officials in California and Texas Join The Dreamer Dinners Campaign to Help Protect DACA Program

Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst of a nationwide mobilization organized by … Continue reading »