US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Dismisses Arpaio’s Arguments as “Unduly Speculative” Today the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio had sued President Obama claiming that the DACA expansion and DAPA programs were beyond his authority and would… Continue »

Immigration advocates from key states joined America’s Voice for a special broadcast on immigration before last night’s Republican Presidential debate, which was the first of the 2016 election season. Moderated by AV’s Juan Escalante, the broadcast focused on what viewers could expect from candidates during the debate, and featured activists Karla Perez of the Youth… Continue »

It looks like the same Texas Republican who claimed President Obama’s immigration actions were “illegal” is in some deep legal trouble of his own. Earlier this week, Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted by a grand jury on “two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a charge of failing to register with state securities regulators,” according… Continue »

If you follow this blog, you know that a small group of Ohioans went all the way to Iowa to track down our sitting governor, John Kasich (R), who is also running for President.  We had been trying to get a meeting with his office to discuss Ohio’s support for the lawsuit against DACA expansion… Continue »

*** MEDIA AVAILABILITY**** Ohio Immigrant Families Meet with Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine  End Day in Just as Much Limbo as They Started It Cleveland, OH—Yesterday, Ohio immigrants and their U.S. Citizen children, lawyers, and allies headed back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings. … Continue »

Today, Ohio immigrants, immigration lawyers, and allies are heading back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings.  Their goal is to communicate the facts about the anti-DAPA/DACA expansion lawsuit that Ohio is supports; talk about the families it impacts; and express their fears in… Continue »

New Report Explores Ohio’s Role As a “Border State”; Highlights What’s At Stake As Gov. Kasich Joins the 2016 Race and the Immigration Debate Remains on National Stage Immigration is already poised to be one of the most talked about topics of the 2016 race. Ohio Governor John Kasich’s (R) recent decision to throw his… Continue »

Today I went to meet with staff for my state attorney general, Mike DeWine, in Columbus about the lawsuit against the DACA expansion and DAPA. I’m so proud of the folks who attended this meeting with Ohio’s Voice.  They were a mix of Americans and immigrants, Ohioans of all ages, united in the belief that… Continue »

Earlier today in Iowa, DAPA-eligible Maria, along with her U.S. citizen son Andrew, were finally able to confront their Governor, Ohio’s John Kasich, on where he stands on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA. Ohio is one of the 26 states blocking deportation relief for Maria and 25,000 other Ohioans. For weeks, Maria and… Continue »

Today, at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Iowa, Ohio leaders and impacted families confronted their own Governor, John Kasich, over his position on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs. Traveling all the way from Ohio, 11 year-old U.S. citizen Andrew and his… Continue »