In new piece, Daily Kos’ Gabe Ortiz profiles Juan Escalante, DACA-recipient; America’s Voice Communications Manager; and “the Persistent Dreamer.” Throughout the exclusive interview, Escalante recounts his family’s immigration story, his debut in the fight for immigrants’ rights, and the current state-of-play: “Am I worried? A bit, but then again... Continuar »
A recording of today’s call is available here Ahead of a press conference by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding his draconian immigration bill, immigration advocates and faith, business and civil rights leaders outlined the egregious effects of this bill on Dreamers, the economy, and millions of American... Continuar »
In the wake of yesterday’s DACA deadline, there are two evident truths: Dreamers face an urgent crisis – at the hands of Trump and his GOP – and, across party and state lines, Americans overwhelmingly support a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. In a new piece, Time Magazine’s Charlotte Alter profiles Corina Barranco,... Continuar »
Cleveland, OH – In a powerful story by Time, Charlotte Alter details the life of Ohio Dreamer and high school student Corina Barranco. This isn’t just a story about an individual, but a larger narrative on the struggles of being a young, undocumented resident here in the United States... Continuar »
AUSTIN– In a new op-ed published in the San Antonio Express News, Andrea Fernandez, a Dreamer and senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio outlined how Trump’s cruel termination of the DACA program, compounded by Congress’ inaction on the Dream Act, has jeopardized her future. Mario Carrillo, Director of... Continuar »
As we arrive at Trump’s March 5th deadline with no resolution for Dreamers, DACA recipient and America’s Voice communications manager Juan Escalante writes a must-read HuffPost column on the uncertainty and fear that DACA recipients are facing, reminding us that the crisis facing Dreamers remains urgent and that Congress and President... Continuar »
New CNN polling finds, once again, that Americans across all partisan affiliations overwhelmingly support Congress protecting Dreamers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the public holds either President Trump or congressional Republicans responsible for the continued failure to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. Among the key immigration takeaways from the new CNN polling include: By... Continuar »
Praise Temporary Court Reprieve for Dreamers; Call on Congress and GOP to Deliver Fix Editorial boards across the country are weighing in on the implications the U.S. Supreme Court rebuke of the Trump Administration’s attempt to leapfrog the normal appeals process in hopes of ending DACA quickly — and pointing the... Continuar »
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured an ugly embrace of anti-immigrant politics from both President Trump and the attendees.  As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post, “At this year’s conference, in place of discussions of how to reach out to nonwhite voters, speakers, including Trump, spoke about keeping immigrants... Continuar »
Writing in The Hill this weekend, Lynn Tramonte of America’s Voice and America’s Voice Ohio calls out Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) record of playing games on immigration instead of actually legislating. In the article “Sen. Portman, your Dreamer constituents need solutions, not stunts,” she offers specific examples from the recent Dream... Continuar »