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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 »

Washington Post Editorial on Why GOP Moderates Should Force Vote for Dreamers

Juan Escalante: “Give Dreamers, like me, a chance to pursue the American Dream” A powerful editorial in this weekend’s Washington Post calls on Congress to deliver a vote for Dreamers and explains why forcing such a vote would be an important step forward. The editorial sharply criticizes Speaker Paul Ryan’s failure of leadership on Dreamer issues – … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry y Juan Escalante reaccionan a la demanda de Ken Paxton sobre DACA, el más reciente ataque contra los Dreamers

La noticia de que el Fiscal General de Texas, Ken Paxton, así como los procuradores de justicia de otros seis estados republicanos, ha entablado una demanda con el fin de terminar DACA es un repugnante recordatorio de los ataques permanentes del Partido Republicano contra los Dreamers y los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con Juan Escalante, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry and Juan Escalante React to Ken Paxton’s DACA Lawsuit – The Latest Outrageous GOP Assault on Dreamers

The news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Attorneys General of six other Republican states, has filed a lawsuit seeking to end DACA is a disgusting reminder of the ongoing GOP assault against Dreamers and immigrants in America. According to Juan Escalante, a DACA recipient and the Communications Manager at America’s Voice: Once again, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times: “For Thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ It Has Been a Wild Ride. And It’s Not Over Yet.”

As politicians and pundits analyze the implications of this week’s DACA ruling – the latest in a string of court defeats for the Trump administration on DACA – Miriam Jordan and Sona Patel of the New York Times have a new must-read piece highlighting the perspective of those most affected, the Dreamers and their families, and how they … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Good Riddance To Paul Ryan And His Cowardice On Immigration”

Following Paul Ryan’s announcement last week to not run for re-election, America’s Voice Communications Manager Juan Escalante reflected on how disappointing the speakership tenure was for the pro-immigrant movement in his latest HuffPost column. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and read the full piece here: It’s official. Paul Ryan, the man who made “morally ambiguous” … Continue reading »

Vox Explainer and Juan Escalante: Yes, Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in Taxes Each Year

Juan Escalante: “I am an undocumented immigrant, and unlike President Trump, I am willing to show my tax returns” A new Vox explainer ahead of Tax Day demonstrates how undocumented immigrants contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. tax coffers each year. The new piece, which we excerpt below, is a good complement to a personal reflection essay … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry and Juan Escalante React to Paul Ryan’s Retirement and Immigration Legacy

In response to the announcement that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will retire, the following are the reactions of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, and Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient: Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: In the mid-1990s, I met Paul Ryan when he … Continue reading »

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