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Juan Escalante: “It will be up to everyday Americans to uphold this sacred value so that it may outlast the damages caused by the Trump Administration”

USCIS Removes “Nation of Immigrants” from its Mission Statement In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday announced their decision to remove the “nation of immigrants” language in their mission statement. The change in USCIS’ mission arrives a day before the … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante and Frank Sharry on the Drive to Protect Dreamers

Following the early morning passage and signing of a spending bill that does not resolve Dreamers’ urgent crisis and ahead of a promised Senate immigration debate next week, the following are assessments and reactions from Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, as well as Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s … Continue reading »

Will Trump End DACA, Keep Juan Escalante and Other Florida Dreamers From Building Their Lives?

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the 1.9 million DACA-eligible young people across America who could benefit from the program, including 102,000 young people who are DACA-eligible in Florida. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic … Continue reading »

ICYMI: American Dreamers: Juan Escalante

Recently, the New York Times editorial board urged President-elect Donald Trump to reverse his decision to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects 750,000 DREAMers from immediate deportation. Since then, the editors have been publishing dozens of stories of young DACA-mented immigrants to explain exactly whose lives are at stake.  Today, DREAMer and America’s Voice … Continue reading »

Vote for My Future and Vote for DACA: Observers Highlight FL Ads and DREAMers’ Engagement this Election Cycle

Key observers are lifting up the details and implications of the new America’s Voice Spanish language radio ad in Florida, narrated by Florida DREAMer and America’s Voice staffer Juan Escalante, encouraging members of the Latino community to get out and vote to protect DACA. The ad calls out Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio for backing Donald Trump … Continue reading »

DREAMers Take Their Push to Protect DACA Directly to Florida Voters

New America’s Voice Spanish Radio Ad Highlights Marco Rubio’s Support of Donald Trump and His Own Efforts to End DACA Florida DREAMers and their allies are turning up the heat on Marco Rubio for turning his back on the immigrant community. As Sergio Bustos lifts up in a new story in Politico Florida, America’s Voice is … Continue reading »

New Tampa Bay Times Piece Gives Voice to DREAMers Betrayed by Senator Marco Rubio

In a new piece for the Tampa Bay Times, Jeremy Wallace puts a spotlight on Florida DREAMers’ disdain for Marco Rubio after years of his flip-flopping on immigration reform. Wallace recounts the trust that immigrants in Florida and around the nation placed in Rubio, trust that peaked as he spearheaded comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2013, and … Continue reading »