Under immigration action announced by the Biden administration this week, hundreds of thousands of American families will be able to stay together and more fully contribute to their communities. Under President Biden’s plan, roughly 500,000 undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens will be eligible for a work permit, deportation protections,... Continue »
This week marks the 12th anniversary of DACA, the executive action that President Obama announced in 2012 allowing immigrant youth to legally work and stay in the US without fear of deportation. A lot has happened with DACA since then — after Donald Trump tried to end the program... Continue »
Young immigrants, advocacy organizations, lawmakers, community members, and allies are set to mark the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program this upcoming Saturday with several in-person and virtual rallies, press briefings, and educational opportunities around the country this week.  Events are set for states... Continue »
Vermont has joined the slate of states giving young people, regardless of immigration status, a fairer shot at achieving their higher education goals. “Education Equity for Immigrant Students,” signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Scott last week, ensures that Vermont residents, including Dreamers, have access to in-state tuition... Continue »
Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week: As if it were not enough to be in suspense over the future of DACA in the courts, potentially... Continue »
Mitchell Soto-Rodriguez, the first DACA recipient to be sworn in as a police officer in Illinois’ Blue Island community, was among voices calling for permanent relief for young undocumented immigrants during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. While the program has allowed her to pursue her professional dreams... Continue »
The overwhelming majority of undocumented immigrant youth who graduated from high school in 2023 can’t apply for protections under the DACA program and are at risk of missing out on the same professional and educational opportunities available to their U.S.-born peers, The Nation reports. “Around 80 percent of the... Continue »
Dreamers, DACA recipients, and children
Washington, DC — Today, the Biden Administration announced a rule to extend ACA access to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The following are reactions from Yuna Oh and Vanessa Cárdenas of America’s Voice: According to Yuna Oh, Research Associate for America’s Voice, who is a DACA recipient... Continue »
Republican 2024 presidential nominee Donald Trump and his white nationalist aide Stephen Miller have promised to take their anti-immigrant and nativist assault to a new level of chaos and discrimination in a potential second term, proudly and frequently invoking plans for the “largest domestic deportation operation in American history.”... Continue »
The recent saga around actor J. Antonio Rodriguez’s abrupt departure from his hit musical production shines an important light on the continued need for permanent relief for 600,000 immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Last month, Rodriguez had to withdraw from the “Hadestown” musical,... Continue »