Last week, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley sat down for a historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family from Austin, Texas, to hear how the program would benefit them. O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — is the first… Continue »

Workers Defense in Action PAC organized an historic gathering in Austin, Texas yesterday, where former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley became the first 2016 Presidential candidate to meet with an immigrant family for “DAPA Dinner.” The Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — sat down with O’Malley… Continue »

First Presidential Candidate to Break Bread with DAPA-Eligible Immigrant Family; Visit Raises the Stakes for Other 2016 Contenders  Today, as the first candidate to join the new “DAPA Dinners” effort, presidential candidate Martin O’Malley made modern presidential history.  O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family of Austin, TX represents the first time to our knowledge that a presidential candidate has visited the home of… Continue »

Today, a DAPA family is set to break bread with Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley in a first-ever “DAPA Dinner,” with advocates hoping today’s event in Austin, Texas becomes just the first of many dinners with immigrant families and 2016 contenders from both parties. Looking forward to meeting the Ramirez family & sharing a meal w/… Continue »

New Column Urges Supreme Court to Take Up the Case, Place Principle Over Politics This morning, prominent Supreme Court observer and New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse blasted the 5th Circuit’s decision on the DAPA/DACA lawsuit, calling the ruling “as cynical an exercise of judicial authority as I can remember.” Greenhouse’s important voice joins the growing chorus of others calling on the Supreme… Continue »

In the Absence of Congressional Action, Millions of Immigrant Families Deserve Relief Yesterday, after the 5th Circuit Appeals Court ruled against President Obama’s DAPA/DACA expansion plans, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its intention to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Leading editorial boards and legal experts have been quick to weigh in and support… Continue »

But His Position on DAPA and DACA Makes ‘No Sense’ In last night’s Republican debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich criticized Donald Trump’s unrealistic and inhumane proposal to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.  Kasich said: [I]f people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this… Continue »

Earlier this week, United We Dream Action, the Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement and America’s Voice announced a new effort called “DAPA Dinners.”  This initiative “invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join an immigrant family for dinner on or around the one-year anniversary of the DAPA announcement on November 20,… Continue »

Effort Seeks to Connect Candidates with DAPA-Eligible Families for Dinner On or Around the 1-Year Anniversary of DAPA Announcement on Nov. 20th Today, America’s Voice, United We Dream Action and Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement announce “DAPA Dinners” – a new initiative that invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join… Continue »

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday’s 2/1 decision by the 5th Circuit was expected, given the make-up of the panel.  But the sharp and persuasive dissent authored by Judge Carolyn Dineen King should not be overlooked, as it points the way for the Supreme Court to step in and correct this egregious mistake. Judge Dineen… Continue »