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PHOTOS: As Thanksgiving Recess Begins, Advocates Across Country Call on Congressmembers to Support #DreamActNow

Members of Congress began their Thanksgiving recess this weekend, and Dreamers and advocates across the country took the opportunity to pressure their representatives to support the Dream Act and stand up to mass deportations. In Denver, Colorado Dreamers volunteered with Denver Feed a Family, while advocates with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition set up an empty … Continue reading »

Outrage: Texas Dreamer with Active DACA Status in Detention for a Month

Felipe Abonza-Lopez the latest example of how Trump Administration is targeting young immigrants despite assurances from Trump; latest reminder why Congress must pass Dream Act this year In the latest outrageous example of the Trump Administration targetingDACA recipients and other young immigrants, HuffPost’s Elise Foley highlights that 20-year old Felipe Abonza-Lopez has been unjustly held in a Texas … Continue reading »

Time Has Run Out For Many Dreamers; Thousands More in Jeopardy Right Now

122 Dreamers are losing DACA every day In the New York Times, the Liz Robbins story, “Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected” highlights how some of the 22,000 DACA recipients who missed the artificial October 5th re-application deadline and are now losing protections were victims of the government’s own ineptitude, via mail processing delays. … Continue reading »

Elections Have Consequences

Bipartisan Momentum Grows as House Republicans, Robert Gates, Military Dreamers, Students Across the US, Police Chiefs, Chuck Schumer, and Jennifer Rubin All Speak Up for Dreamers After Tuesday night’s elections, the drive to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year is gathering stronger-than-ever bipartisan momentum. Let’s connect the dots. 11 House Republicans from across … Continue reading »

Virginia Election Eve Poll Results: Virginia Turns Hate into Political Power

A recording of today’s event is available here. On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of Election Eve polling of Virginia’s voters. The poll, which sampled white, African American, Latino and Asian American voters, was co-sponsored by … Continue reading »

An Election That Looks Like America: View the Historic Victories of the 2017 Election

Last night, equality, fairness and diversity won big: in just the Virginia House of Delegates, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to be elected to a statehouse in history, Kathy Tran became the first Asian-American woman elected to the Virginia House, and Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala became the first Latinas to be … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Congratulates Community and Labor Groups Who Worked to Turn Hate into Political Power in Virginia

On Wednesday morning at 11 am eastern, America’s Voice will release a 1,600-person Election Eve survey of Latino, Asian American, African American, and white voters. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, will show the margins, views on key issues and the reach of air and ground games. To join tomorrow’s 11am ET call and webinar, please dial 877-876-9173, Passcode: Virginia Poll, WEBINAR: … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Trump Administration’s Cruel TPS Termination

Last night, the Department of Homeland Security announced its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 2,500 Nicaraguans, with a 12 month phase-out period; to defer a decision on 57,000 Hondurans with TPS, triggering an automatic extension of 6 months; and announced no decision on the future of 50,000 Haitian TPS holders, with a … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: What You Need To Know About the Virginia Elections on Tuesday, November 7

Today Democrats elected the first Latinas @guzman4delegate @HalaAyala; first openly transgender woman @pwcdanica; first Vietnamese-American @KathyKLTran to the Virginia House of Delegates. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. #GameOnVA — Francisco J. Pelayo (@FranPelayo) November 8, 2017 Democrats will have veto power over Virginia's next post-census electoral map for the first time since 1991. … Continue reading »

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