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ICYMI: Juan Escalante, “Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame For Low Latino Support”

In his newest column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante dives into the Democratic party’s failure to truly understand and mobilize Latino voters. According to Escalante, Democrats will continue to run around in circles until they “enshrine issues like immigration reform into the core of their ‘progressive’ values and learn how to talk ― honestly and truthfully … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: “If You Care About Immigrants, Prove It In The Midterm Elections”

In his latest column for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante calls on voters to stand up to Trump and the Republican party’s rampage against immigrants. As the midterms approach, the stakes couldn’t be higher.  As Escalante writes, “This is why voting and becoming active in civic matters have become crucial tools … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Escalante: “Trump Congratulating ICE And Border Patrol Officers Is An Insult To All Americans”

In his latest column  for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante calls out President Trump for holding a ceremony to celebrate the men and women who have willingly separated thousands of families and for refusing to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) accountable. Escalante’s piece is … Continue reading »

The Cruel Anti-DACA Challenge from Texas Has No Legs to Stand On

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration announced the end of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With the Republican Congress unable and unwilling to resolve the future of Dreamers through legislation, it has been left to the courts to intervene. To date, three federal courts have ruled that DACA … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante Responds to Sessions’ Comments on Judge Bates’ Friday Ruling on DACA

The following is a response from Juan Escalante, Communications Director of America’s Voice and DACA recipient, on Sessions’ statement regarding Judge Bates’ ruling from Friday on DACA: As an ardent opponent of DACA, it is unsurprising that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would use his anti-immigrant perch at the Department of Justice to lambaste a court … Continue reading »

Judge Orders DACA to Continue, Juan Escalante Reacts

Today, a federal judge ordered DACA to be fully re-started in 20 days. This is a response from Juan Escalante, AV Communications Manager: Once again, the courts reaffirm what immigrants and their allies have always known: the DACA program is good for our country and the administration can’t just end it for no clear reason … Continue reading »

ICYMI: HuffPost, “Inside The Massive Effort To Reunite Immigrant Families (No Thanks To The Government)”

Today in a column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante, Communications Manager for America’s Voice, details his experience in Arizona this week helping the Flights for Families campaign reunite immigrant families separated by the Trump administration. Escalante tells readers how he and many other volunteers are stepping in to end the senseless devastation inflicted on migrant families … Continue reading »

As Sessions Gears Up to End DACA in the Courts, House Republicans Gear Up to Vote on “Dumb and Dumber” Bills

A sham in the House, a potential catastrophe in the courts House Republicans are pretending to care about Dreamers while pursuing Trumpian nativism. This is a bridge to nowhere. Meanwhile, what truly matters is the brazen move by the Department of Justice to end run federal court decisions in hopes of ending DACA in a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “When Speaking Spanish is Considered Probable Cause”

In Juan Escalante’s latest column for HuffPost, he breaks down the most recent examples of harassment and xenophobia Spanish speakers must endure at the hand of  President Donald Trump’s “unshackled” deportation force and loyalists. Read excerpts from Juan’s latest HuffPost column below and find the full piece here: Social media blazed yet again last week when a … Continue reading »

By Blocking Dream Discharge Petition, Republican Leaders Choosing Party Over Country

Republican leaders are laying bare the fact that their desire to maintain their hold on power vastly exceeds their interest in helping Dreamers or the country. The ongoing intra-GOP squabbling over the discharge petition, which is designed to force action on a vote for Dreamers, boils down the following: Republican leaders, including retiring Speaker of … Continue reading »