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.... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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.... Continue »
Last Thursday, Texas State Representative Ramon Romero, a Democrat from the Fort Worth area, sat down to talk about Dreamers and DACA in one of our latest Dreamer Dinners. Over enchiladas, Representative Romero and the Dreamers he sat down with spoke about the stories of Dreamers, the rumors of... Continue »
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... Continue »
In a touching and emotional lunch over pizza on Friday, Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) met with six Dreamers and DACA recipients to talk about what DACA has meant to them and the future of the program. Rep. Soto met with Mariana Castro, Claudia Jimenez, Karen Caudillo, and Ivan Vasquez... Continue »
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... Continue »