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David Leopold’s Reaction to SCOTUS Refusal to Expedite Trump DACA Challenge

The following is a statement from David Leopold, Partner/Chair, Immigration Practice Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP and former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, following the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite the administration’s challenge to DACA: Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to game the judicial system in its … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: “It will be up to everyday Americans to uphold this sacred value so that it may outlast the damages caused by the Trump Administration”

USCIS Removes “Nation of Immigrants” from its Mission Statement In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday announced their decision to remove the “nation of immigrants” language in their mission statement. The change in USCIS’ mission arrives a day before the … Continue reading »

New Report: We Should Better Serve Immigrant Vets, Protect Them from Deportation

Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown has, in the last year, spared few. Mothers and fathers have been deported, as have business leaders, entrepreneurs, Dreamers — and veterans. As we wrote in our Faces of Deportation in 2017 blog: Three percent – more than 500,000 – of the nearly 19 million U.S. veterans are foreign-born. Under the Trump … Continue reading »

Trump Crushes Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Dreamers

Vast majority of Republicans aid and abet Trump’s cruel hostage-taking Here are our key takeaways from yesterday: The U.S. Senate dealt Trump’s far-reaching immigration plan a stinging rebuke; 60 Senators said hell no, signifying it has no chance of being enacted. The bipartisan proposal that had the best chance of passing – the Rounds-King compromise … Continue reading »

Twitter Reacts to Trump’s Huge Immigration Vote Loss

…as well as to three other Senate immigration votes The Senate voted on four immigration amendments today, and all four failed to clear the 60-vote hurdle to pass out of Congress’ upper chamber. Two of the proposals, McCain-Coons and Rounds-King, would have provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers. The White House opposed … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “America is better than this, even if President Trump isn’t”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding today’s Senate votes on immigration: Today, the Senate reached for a bipartisan deal, and President Trump made sure it did not happen. The man who promised to take a deal and take the heat made sure that he blocked a bipartisan … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Vote Recommendations: A Strong Yes Vote on McCain-Coons; A Strong No Vote on Grassley, Toomey and Heller; A Reluctant Yes Vote on Rounds-King

The following is America’s Voice vote recommendations ahead of today’s Senate votes on immigration: The choice before us is binary: vote for or against. At the end of today, the Senate will have approved a bill to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship or not. We encourage Senators to vote an emphatic no on … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Supporters Send Messages #ToImmigrantsWithLove While Dreamers Deliver Valentines to Congress

Today was Valentine’s Day as well as Ash Wednesday, and supporters across the country took time to send messages #toImmigrantsWithLove. A project of, United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, and others, immigrants and non-immigrants alike took the time to thank parents, friends, neighbors, and strangers for the sacrifices they’ve made in coming to the U.S. … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante and Frank Sharry on the Drive to Protect Dreamers

Following the early morning passage and signing of a spending bill that does not resolve Dreamers’ urgent crisis and ahead of a promised Senate immigration debate next week, the following are assessments and reactions from Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, as well as Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s … Continue reading »

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