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DREAMers, Immigration Advocates Celebrate In-State Tuition Victory In Arizona

Arizona DREAMers celebrated a second victory this week, after the Arizona Board of Regents unanimously voted to grant DACA recipients in-state tuition at Arizona’s public universities. Just two days ago, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge ruled that DACA recipients were indeed eligible to pay in-state tuition at Maricopa County community colleges. As Juan Escalante … Continue reading »

Obama Administration Requests Emergency Stay in Judge Hanen's Ruling

Last week, Judge Andrew Hanen granted an injunction against executive action, which temporarily blocked President Obama’s recently-announced DAPA program from moving forward.  Today, the Obama Administration announced that it is seeking an emergency stay against that injunction.  Judge Hanen himself has 48 hours to rule on the stay request, otherwise the Administration has also filed … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Frank Sharry Reflects on 2014 & Thanks Pro-Reform Movement for Executive Action Victory

2014 was a transformative year for the politics and policy of immigration, and moreover, for the history of this county. Thanks to an ever-growing pro-reform movement, President Obama finally made good on his promise to take action on immigration in the face of Congressional inaction, and very soon, five million immigrant families will be able … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Executive Action: “The Biggest Victory for Immigrants and Their Allies in 25 Years”

With the details of the president’s immigration executive action now public, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice shares his reflections: This is the biggest victory for immigrants and their allies in the past 25 years.  We rejoice with the millions who can come forward, get a work permit and live without fear. Giving some 5 million … Continue reading »

Bolstered by Groundswell of Community Support, Columbus Mother of 3 U.S. Citizens is Granted One-Year Stay

Targeted for Deportation After Trying to Pay Traffic Ticket, Marinela Martinez-Magana is Overjoyed to Be Able to Stay with Family Today, in the wake of an inspiring rally that drew hundreds of supporters, Marinela Martinez-Magana—an over 10 year resident of Columbus, OH with three U.S. citizen children under the age of nine—was granted a one-year … Continue reading »

UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband

***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake … Continue reading »

ICE Grants Shoreline Husband and Father of U.S. Citizen One Year Stay of Removal

Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director Nathalie … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Florida Senate Approves Tuition Equality for DREAMers, 26-13

In a welcome reversal from just a week ago, the Florida state senate today approved tuition equality for DREAMers by a vote of 26 to 13 — prompting ecstatic cheers from DREAMers and advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and others, who had been waiting all day for the vote. The bill was facing a … Continue reading »

New York State Assembly Passes DREAM Act, 82-46

Yesterday, the New York state Assembly passed a bill that would make DREAMers eligible for tuition assistance programs in the state.  The bill passed the Assembly by an 82-46 vote, and now heads to the Senate, where it has 27 Democratic sponsors.  That’s five short of the majority needed for the bill to pass.  Govenor … Continue reading »

One Year Stay Granted to Ohio Father Facing Deportation; Release Imminent

Family Celebrates and Thanks Supporters; Broad Immigration Reform Still Needed  Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez–husband, loving father of four, and primary caretaker of his oldest son, Juan, who has cerebral palsy—will imminently be released from Geauga County (OH) Jail after being granted a one year stay of deportation. Pro-reform activists mobilized quickly to tell Pedro’s story when Immigrations … Continue reading »

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