Universities, Business Leaders, and Dreamers Themselves Press for Swift Action in Congress Dreamers and their allies are making the case for why Congress needs to pass the Dream Act ASAP.  Below, we lift up examples from just the past day, including the launch of a new, high-profile Dream Act coalition, a Georgetown University-sponsored forum featuring… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Cleveland, OH – A Cincinnati Enquirer piece by Mark Curnutte highlights the story of 21-year-old Ohio DACA recipient Laura Mendez, who faced with the Trump administration’s threats to DACA sees herself as “a game piece on a board, moved from square to square by politicians who are controlled by powerful, faceless special interests and their lobbyists.” Mendez, who… Continue »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Immigration polling shows Americans support citizenship.

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 »

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 »