Boston, MA – Today, Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joined immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. This event was held in conjunction… Continue »

It’s up to Congress, and the time is now The following is a statement from America’s Voice Education Fund’s Executive Director Frank Sharry on a Washington Post story with Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) comments that President Trump is open to extending a March 5 deadline for DACA beneficiaries if Congress fails to act by then. Let’s be crystal clear; the fate… Continue »

Today, Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen to be the new secretary of Homeland Security, a position that would oversee immigration, deportations, and the unwinding of DACA — in addition to counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, disaster relief, and other significant domestic policy spheres. Nielsen was former chief John Kelly’s deputy when he was at DHS, and helps manage… Continue »

As Deadline Looms, Time for Congress to Act on Dream Act Leading observers are denouncing and dismissing the White House immigration principles releasedSunday night. The consensus from right and left is that this wish list of poison pills was put out by hardliners Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions in an effort to kill, rather than advance,… Continue »

At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), one of the witnesses is Denisse Rojas Marquez, a DACA recipient. This is her testimony: Thank you Chairman, I would also like to thank ranking member Feinstein, and members of this committee for giving me the… Continue »

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President Trump’s cruel decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has also sparked rampant misunderstanding about the deadlines and time pressures facing current DACA recipients. While most observers are paying attention to the six month deadline on March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a quarter of the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries… Continue »

To Republicans We Say: Talk is Cheap, Action is What Matters To Democrats: Act Now; Passing Dream Act Must Be Your Top Priority There is national consensus – from across the political spectrum – that Trump’s decision to end DACA was cruel and wrong, and Congress must pass legislation to fix the status of Dreamers ASAP. America’s… Continue »

Trifecta of Hate: Charlottesville, Arpaio, Now Dreamers Follow our liveblog for important developments throughout the day The following are reactions from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, and Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and America’s Voice Digital Campaigns Manager, reacting to the announcement that the Trump administration is ending DACA. DHS will immediately stop accepting… Continue »

Follow along today as we keep track of breaking news and important developments. Also view our press statement here and explainer blog here. Another Republican announces support for the Dream Act: Sen. Cory Gardner. pic.twitter.com/4OgbtmmyXM — Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 5, 2017 5:30 PM Immigration attorney David Leopold is holding a Facebook Live to answer… Continue »

From Voces de la Frontera in Wisconsin to United We Dream in Houston to Make the Road New York to NAKASEC in Washington, DC, and more — this week, advocates around the country have rallied in support of DACA and to make their support for Dreamers heard. View just some of the photos below. More… Continue »