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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 »

Juan Escalante in HuffPo: “A Census Question About Citizenship Should Worry You, No Matter Your Immigration Stance”

Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager of America’s Voice, just posted his bi-weekly column in Huffington Post. It gives his perspective on how the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship status question to the census should alarm Americans across the nation. Read excerpts from Juan’s piece below and check out the full article here: I … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Daily Kos: “Juan Escalante, the Persistent Dreamer”

In new piece, Daily Kos’ Gabe Ortiz profiles Juan Escalante, DACA-recipient; America’s Voice Communications Manager; and “the Persistent Dreamer.” Throughout the exclusive interview, Escalante recounts his family’s immigration story, his debut in the fight for immigrants’ rights, and the current state-of-play: “Am I worried? A bit, but then again who wouldn’t be when the threat … Continue reading »

Statement from Dreamer Juan Escalante in Light of President Trump’s Recent Comments on DACA Negotiations and Immigration

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured an ugly embrace of anti-immigrant politics from both President Trump and the attendees.  As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post, “At this year’s conference, in place of discussions of how to reach out to nonwhite voters, speakers, including Trump, spoke about keeping immigrants out.” During his CPAC speech, President … Continue reading »