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“To Live the American Dream…I Must Leave”

Dreamer Choosing to Leave U.S. Is a Poignant Reminder of Damage Caused by the Trump Administration, Need for Action by Congress   In a powerful and heartbreaking op-ed in the New York Times, Tawheeda Wahabzada, a Dreamer who has lived in the US since 1995, explains why she is choosing to leave the United States in … Continue reading »

Democrats Stand with Majority of American By Stepping Up for Dreamers, Owning Common Sense Solutions In 2020 Immigration Debate

Senator Harris and Democrats Want to Put Dreamers on Path to Citizenship, as President Trump and Republicans Push to Put Dreamers on Path to Deportation When it comes to Dreamers, Americans understand it is time to legalize these young people – recognizing Dreamers and other deeply-rooted immigrants are members of the American family and are … Continue reading »

Ahead of Her Release, Husband and Lawyer of DACA- Recipient Detained For Doing Her Job Discuss Latest Developments In Heartbreaking Case

A recording of today’s call is available here. This evening, ahead of the release of 28-year old DACA recipient Selene Saavedra Roman, who was held in an immigration detention center for nearly two months, Selene’s husband and lawyer provided the latest updates on her case.  Selene, a flight attendant for Mesa Airlines, was told by … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »

ICYMI: How a Dreamer from Honduras is Contributing Millions of Dollars to the US Economy

Los Angeles, CA – Recently, Univision featured the story of Sayda Ayala, a Dreamer from Honduras. Sayda crossed the border alone at the age of 13 with nothing more than the clothes she was wearing. This year, she generated an income of $4.8 million from the two transportation companies she owns in southern California. During … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Reflects on One Year Anniversary of President Trump Ending DACA

One year ago, President Trump ended the popular and successful DACA program, sending the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers into uncertainty and anxiety. The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager at America’s Voice, in reflection: Despite the best efforts of President Trump one year ago, … Continue reading »

Logic’s Powerful Performance at VMAs Draws Attention to Separated Families

Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, rapper and music producer Logic took the stage with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder for a powerful performance of Logic’s song “One Day”, that highlighted the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and the separation of children and families. Logic and Tedder were joined on stage by hundreds of children … Continue reading »

On Sixth Anniversary of DACA, Undocumented Youth Are Living in Uncertainty

Six years ago today, the life of thousands of undocumented youth changed for the better in an instant. On August 15, 2012, the federal government started accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was created by President Barack Obama earlier that summer. Tens of thousands of Dreamers lined up in … Continue reading »

Facing Judge Hanen, Dreamers Stand Strong

Following yesterday’s hearing on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a hearing held by notorious anti-immigrant zealot Texas Judge Andrew Hanen, Dreamers (and their loved ones) raised their voices to express themselves and be heard as others debated their futures.   Ciriac Alvarez, a Dreamer and local organizer from Utah, captured the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dennis Rivera Details ICE Detention in Houston Chronicle

Young immigrant from Houston was detained after local sheriffs turned him over to ICE Read piece here Austin, TX –  In an opinion piece published in the Houston Chronicle over the weekend, young immigrant Dennis Rivera detailed his two-month Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention after his high school’s police force turned him over to … Continue reading »