Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan has been nominated by President Trump to be the new official head of ICE. ICE hasn’t had an official director since former chief Sarah Saldaña left at the end of the Obama Administration, but that doesn’t mean the ICE job should... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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,... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
View photos from all of our Dreamer Dinners here. Back in July, America’s Voice announced the “Dreamer Dinners” campaign, which seeks to bring together immigrant youth and elected officials to build public awareness about the need for Congress to pass the Dream Act. Anyone can host a Dreamer Dinner  – they... Continue »