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ICYMI: USA Today: “20,000 DACA Teachers at Risk — and Your Kids Could Feel the Fallout, Too”

As Congress Delays, Dreamers & American Children Pay the Price A USA Today story, “20,000 DACA teachers at risk — and your kids could feel the fallout, too,” highlights the fact that DACA recipients work in many different jobs that help Americans – including teaching children in our nation’s classrooms. This is yet another reason why Congress … Continue reading »

Congratulations to UWD’s Cristina Jiménez, 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient

Cristina Jiménez Moreta, a co-founder of United We Dream, was announced today as one of 2017’s MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, and the immigration advocacy world is celebrating the recognition of one of our own. It’s a very impressive honor for one of our amazing friends. The MacArthur Foundation, every year, recognizes the creative contributions of individuals … Continue reading »

Renowned Artist Pablo Stanley Launches “We Are All Dreamers” Website to Advocate for the 2017 Dream Act

“These are their stories.” Today, Pablo Stanley, designer and co-founder at Carbon Health, launched the “We are all dreamers” website, which showcases stories and portraits of young Americans who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to Stanley: I want to share with you a project we’ve been working on … Continue reading »

PA Dreamers and Lancaster Ed Board Call for Swift Action from Congressional Reps & Senators

Last week, we highlighted support for Dreamers across Ohio in reaction to Trump’s devastating decision to end DACA.  This week, we bring you three op-eds from Lancaster, PA-area Dreamers, plus an editorial in support. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: There are Dreamers in every congressional district across the country. The Dream Act is now must-pass, emergency … Continue reading »

UC Lawsuit Is Latest Effort by Educators to Support America’s Dreamers

Education leaders across America, who have a first-hand appreciation for how and why Dreamers should be able to continue their contributions, have been among the most vocal in criticizing President Trump’s decision to end DACA. New lawsuit from the University of California system challenges the end of DACA: Today, lawyers for former Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading »

Two New Columns: Help Rebuild Houston By Protecting Dreamers and Immigrants

Two new op-eds highlight the essential role that Dreamers and other immigrants will play in rebuilding Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and call on Congress and the Trump Administration to protect Dreamers. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, there’s an important lesson to be taken from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey: immigrants are a part of … Continue reading »

New Poll: 76% of Americans, Including 69% of Republicans, Back Legal Status for Dreamers

New Morning Consult/Politico poll makes case for why Congress should pass stand-alone Dream Act New polling released tonight from Morning Consult and Politico finds that the overwhelming majority of Americans support Dreamers. More than three quarters support the idea of allowing Dreamers to become citizens or to remain as permanent residents. A strong majority of Republicans and Trump … Continue reading »

Dreamers Across Country Rally for DACA

Across the country today, from Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Detroit, Nebraska, New York, California, Boston, Washington, DC, California, Florida, and so many more, Dreamers and advocates turned out to rally for DACA and Dreamers. They condemned Donald Trump for his cowardly action against DACA and called on Congress to pass the Dream Act. View some … Continue reading »

Trump Ends DACA

Trifecta of Hate: Charlottesville, Arpaio, Now Dreamers Follow our liveblog for important developments throughout the day The following are reactions from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, and Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and America’s Voice Digital Campaigns Manager, reacting to the announcement that the Trump administration is ending DACA. DHS will immediately stop accepting … Continue reading »

ICYMI: DACA Recipient Lost His Life Rescuing Americans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

A terrible story out of Houston, about a DACA recipient’s death after volunteering during Harvey recovery efforts, is a reminder that DACA recipients are risking their lives while the future of the program is under threat. 31-year-old Alonso Guillen disappeared last Wednesday when his boat capsized as he attempted to save Harvey victims from the flooding and wreckage. … Continue reading »