In Wisconsin today, DACA recipients who are constituents of Speaker Paul Ryan launched a hunger strike in support of DACA and the Dream Act. The hunger strike is led by the advocacy group Voces de la Frontera and their student arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle. The group will occupy Monument Square in Racine, Wisconsin,… Continue »

With Ken Paxton’s deadline for Donald Trump to rescind DACA just around the corner, advocates fear that time is running out to save the program that has allowed some 800,000 Dreamers to live and work freely in the United States. On Tuesday of this week, thousands of Dreamers and advocates from at least 25 states… Continue »

Fifteen Texas teenagers today gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas to demonstrate against SB 4, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. But this was no ordinary protest — in a show of creativity that has drawn attention from outlets from Univision to People Magazine, the rally took the form of a quinceañera… Continue »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Las Vegas today, in a short speech that was as usual full of comments demonizing immigrants and misrepresenting so-called “sanctuary cities”.  He said that Clark County, Nevada – which encompasses Las Vegas – needed further investigation as to whether it can be considered a sanctuary jurisdiction. Clark County was… Continue »

Today, 276 immigrant rights, civil and human rights, faith-based, environmental, labor and women’s organizations called upon Congress to defund Trump’s mass deportation agenda, instead of giving him more agents and tools to carry out mass deportation of long-settled immigrants. Given the lack of prioritization and extreme consequences of Trump’s executive orders on immigration, the groups… Continue »

Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly announced a 6-month extension of temporary protected status for Haitians living in the US, which means that some 50,000 Haitians will be able to stay in the United States until at least January 2018. It was the right move, and a testament to the people power that has relentlessly pressured… Continue »

Today was May Day, and advocates across the country rallied in favor of immigrants’ rights and against Donald Trump’s mass deportation policies. But in Texas, protesters today turned out with particular urgency against SB4, a draconian anti-immigrant state bill that was passed by the state legislature last week and is now waiting for Republican Gov. Greg… Continue »

Today was May Day / immigration day, and across the nation, immigrants, advocates, labor leaders, faith groups, women’s groups, LGBT champions, environment activists, and others came together through sunshine and rain to make their opposition to Donald Trump’s mass deportation policy heard. You can see our May Day pictures below. May Day has historically been… Continue »

May Day has long been a day for the immigrant community and its allies to stand up for immigrant families and equal justice. This year, given threats to immigrants at the national, state and local level, May 1st takes on even greater significance as advocates across the country prepare to rise up. Led by organizations… Continue »

As the White House and Congress near a spending deal, activists called on elected officials from both parties to reject Trump’s request for a massive infusion of funds to expand immigration enforcement. In early April, CREDO, United We Dream, ACLU, Detention Watch Network, America’s Voice Education Fund and others delivered 290,000 petitions to leaders from… Continue »