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Immigrant Community Scores Victory As Deportation Rates Drop But More Work Needs to Be Done

Deportations of undocumented immigrants have decreased for the first time since 2006, a notable victory for the immigrant community that continues to live in fear thanks to a broken immigration system and congressional inaction. Thousands of petition signatures, direct actions, and rallies have helped pave the way to secure programs like Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading »

Pedro Hernandez, Ohio Resident And Father Of Four, Allowed To Remain In The U.S.

An immigrant family in Ohio has plenty of reason to celebrate. Pedro Hernandez, one of the cases we’ve been advocating for since 2013, recently received news that his stay of deportation was no longer needed – as he is now considered a low-priority case for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That means that Pedro gets to … Continue reading »

In Executive Action Case, Arpaio Loses, Obama and Immigrants Win

US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Dismisses Arpaio’s Arguments as “Unduly Speculative” Today the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio had sued President Obama claiming that the DACA expansion and DAPA programs were beyond his authority and would … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigrants, Advocates Meet With AG DeWine And Gov. Kasich On DAPA Lawsuit

If you follow this blog, you know that a small group of Ohioans went all the way to Iowa to track down our sitting governor, John Kasich (R), who is also running for President.  We had been trying to get a meeting with his office to discuss Ohio’s support for the lawsuit against DACA expansion … Continue reading »

In New Dignity Days Broadcast, Leaders Talk How Municipal IDs Are Benefiting Immigrant Communities

In our third Dignity Days event yesterday, leaders from New York, Florida, and Connecticut joined our broadcast to discuss the fight for municipal ID cards and the effect victories from those fights have had on immigrant communities around the nation. As Juan Escalante previously noted, “over the years we have witnessed several local governments adopt … Continue reading »

Immigration Leaders Talk Undocumented Students And Higher Education In Second “Dignity Days” Chat

Last week, leaders from UWD, NILC, the Domestic Workers Alliance, DRM Action, PHDreamers, Harvard University, and Colorado State University joined our second “Dignity Days” event to discuss undocumented students pursuing higher education. As Juan Escalante notes, with the successful implementation of DACA, and in-state tuition and financial aid victories in states like Texas, Florida, Connecticut, … Continue reading »

WEBINAR TODAY: Next #DignityDays Conversation on Pro-Immigrant Movement’s Recent Wins

Today, America’s Voice Education Fund along with United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Domestic Workers Alliance will gather for our second #DignityDays conversation to discuss access to higher education and its importance to the undocumented and immigrant community.  While today’s webinar will focus on education specifically, the movement continues to rack … Continue reading »

Immigration Leaders From Around Nation Join AV For First-Ever “Dignity Days” Conversation

Yesterday, America’s Voice launched the first-ever “Dignity Days,” a virtual discussion to highlight the efforts from immigration leaders who are spearheading local and state immigration victories around the country. As Republicans have both failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and then blocked President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions shielding millions of immigrant families from deportation, activists … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Big Victory for DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

DACA Recipient and Immigration Activist Juan Escalante Says DACA 2012 Now “100% Operational” This week, by an overwhelming majority, the Nebraska unicameral legislature voted 34-10 to override the Governor’s veto of LB 623—a bill that will allow DACA recipients to obtain driver’s licenses.  Nebraska is the last state to allow DACAmented youth to obtain these crucial documents. … Continue reading »

Effort To Repeal The Texas Dream Act On Life Support

With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From The Dallas Morning News: Barring some … Continue reading »

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