As the Senate gears up for immigration votes today, the White House and their hardline allies are increasingly unhinged and transparent in their real motivations. They don’t really care about resolving Dreamers’ status and are quite comfortable not fixing the crisis they’ve created. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The… Continue »

Since Donald Trump ended DACA last September, hundreds of Dreamers have been losing status every day, and thousands of Dreamers will start losing their ability to work (as well as their protection from deportation) when the program officially ends in March. Among many other things, this may compromise America’s public health system, considering the number… Continue »

President Trump and Republican allies are already seeking to set up a blame game and point the finger at Democrats, should Congress not deliver on an urgent solution to the Dreamer crisis Trump created. That’s patently ridiculous, of course, as sharp analyses from Ezra Klein, James Hohmann, Greg Sargent, and Dana Milbank make clear. President… Continue »

During a must-hear floor speech today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) cut through the GOP’s propaganda campaign on “chain migration” and brought both his colleagues and Americans back to the heart of the issue: Dreamers, families, and our nation’s values. A transcript of key excerpts follows below: I can’t be the only one who thinks the… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here. As Washington, D.C. and the country tracks this week’s Senate immigration debate, immigrants, advocates, and experts kicked off a series of press calls to decode the latest developments and to outline the path forward. A recording of today’s call is available here. Information for the press call tomorrow, February 13 at 5pm… Continue »

As the Senate prepares to debate Dreamer legislation this week, Senators Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and a handful of others have announced a proposal that uses Dreamers’ lives as bargaining chips. The price for Dreamers’ freedom? Enactment of a vast series of unrelated, radical, racially-charged measures that slash legal immigration, turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda,… Continue »

This week, the Senate is scheduled to debate immigration legislation, and once again Dreamers across the country will stand on pins and needles until the final vote is cast.   Since Donald Trump created this crisis by cancelling DACA, over 19,000 young people who grew up in America have lost the ability to work and… Continue »

Following the early morning passage and signing of a spending bill that does not resolve Dreamers’ urgent crisis and ahead of a promised Senate immigration debate next week, the following are assessments and reactions from Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, as well as Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s… Continue »

“Heavenly Father will provide a way for you to be who He wanted you to be.” That’s the advice from her mother that Maleny Calderón, 20, a former Mormon missionary and Dreamer, holds deep in her heart when contemplating the possibility of losing her DACA status. Maleny recently returned to Oakland, California after serving a… Continue »

Ahead of today’s impending votes in both chambers of Congress on a negotiated spending bill, below is our vote recommendation: There are some 800,000 reasons why members of Congress who claim to stand with Dreamers should vote “no” on the spending bill to be voted on today. President Trump created this crisis, but only Congress… Continue »