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Pili Tobar: Republicans, Get Serious About Helping Dreamers

The following is a statement from America’s Voice Managing Director Pili Tobar, regarding Congressman Curbelo’s discharge petition for Dreamers: “In the 8 months since President Trump rescinded DACA, House Republican leadership has been unwilling to move legislation to provide overdue relief for Dreamers, and the House Republicans have, until now, failed to successfully pressure their … Continue reading »

Will Ken Paxton’s Latest Attack on Dreamers Hurt the Bids of Texas Cities for Amazon’s HQ2?

An insightful piece by the Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman asks: will the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton end up hurting the bids of Austin and Dallas to recruit Amazon’s second corporate headquarters? According to Schnurman, “We have a lot on the line with Amazon, and Paxton just complicated our closing argument. Being … Continue reading »

Republican AGs Attack Dreamers, Go Forum-Shopping for Anti-Immigrant Judge, and Other Republicans Remain Silent

So much for that concern over the fate of 800,000 young Americans Observers are weighing in to condemn the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to end DACA. Paxton has corralled the Attorneys General of six other Republican states – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia – to go along … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry y Juan Escalante reaccionan a la demanda de Ken Paxton sobre DACA, el más reciente ataque contra los Dreamers

La noticia de que el Fiscal General de Texas, Ken Paxton, así como los procuradores de justicia de otros seis estados republicanos, ha entablado una demanda con el fin de terminar DACA es un repugnante recordatorio de los ataques permanentes del Partido Republicano contra los Dreamers y los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con Juan Escalante, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump Claims He Wants To Help Dreamers. Time To Put Up Or Shut Up.”

In Juan Escalante’s latest column in HuffPost, he celebrates the latest federal court ruling in favor of DACA recipients, but calls on Trump and his fellow Republican leaders to do what only they can do: enact legislation that provides a permanent solution for Dreamers. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and check out the piece … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jennifer Rubin: “The ‘Dreamers’ Issue Might Make Democrats’ Election Dreams Come True

In a new piece, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin analyzes new Axios data and issues a warning to Republicans ahead of November’s elections: the GOP-generated Dreamer debacle may pave the way for Democrats. Rubin concludes, “Trump and Republicans more generally have played the anti-immigrant and “build the wall” cards over and over. Trump has given critics of his response to … Continue reading »

Cincinnati “Dreamer” Featured in New York Times

Cincinnati, OH –  Following yet another court ruling against the Trump Administration’s handling of its decision to end the DACA program, The New York Times is out with a must-read piece about the movement created by young immigrants – commonly known as “Dreamers” – and how they continue to organize for change in the only country they call home. Well-known immigrant activist … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times: “For Thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ It Has Been a Wild Ride. And It’s Not Over Yet.”

As politicians and pundits analyze the implications of this week’s DACA ruling – the latest in a string of court defeats for the Trump administration on DACA – Miriam Jordan and Sona Patel of the New York Times have a new must-read piece highlighting the perspective of those most affected, the Dreamers and their families, and how they … Continue reading »

Are GOP Moderates Behind Queen of the Hill Push Posturing or Ready to Throw Down for Dreamers?

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of yesterday’s Capitol Hill “Queen of the Hill” press conference about Dreamer legislation: “Are the Republican moderates behind the Queen of the Hill push posturing and looking for political cover? Or are they ready to throw down and … Continue reading »

Ryan, logre el DREAM Act mediante mayoría de votos

A continuación compartimos el presente comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice: El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, ha dicho en repetidas ocasiones que quiere resolver la difícil situación de los Dreamers. Ha llegado el momento de la verdad. Si Ryan habla en serio sobre proteger a los Dreamers, estará … Continue reading »