Their deafening silence “turns them into the handmaidens of white supremacy.” By all accounts, the Trump administration is gearing up to officially rescind DACA for Dreamers and to officially restart family separations, again. These are morally depraved policy choices that double as toxic political choices – both for candidate Trump and for in-cycle Republicans who… Continue »

Today, America’s Voice launched a new countdown clock to draw attention to the impending furloughs facing two-thirds of USCIS workers and the larger damaging implications on the country as a whole. Currently, we have 32 days until the early August deadline for USCIS funding. If no deal is reached, thousands of USCIS employees will be… Continue »

 ICYMI: Reminders of What DACA Means and the Lessons All Americans Can Learn Two new opinion pieces focused on the lessons of DACA – and the ways that Dreamers tapped into deep American values in their advocacy – are powerful reads offering an important contrast to President Trump’s continued efforts to stoke divisiveness and anti-immigrant… Continue »

Trump, Wolf Set on Trying Again to Deport Dreamers   Stunned by their loss at the Supreme Court on DACA, President Trump and his administration are predictably relying on falsehoods and blame-shifting excuses. President Trump said at his infamous Tulsa rally, “People don’t understand but we actually won on DACA yesterday.” Acting DHS Secretary Chad… Continue »

Supreme Court Could Allow Trump to Kill Popular, Successful Program Monday not only represents another potential Supreme Court decision day for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but also the 8-year anniversary of President Obama’s Rose Garden speech announcing the creation of DACA. In the subsequent 8 years, DACA has strengthened America and… Continue »

From Day One, the Trump Administration has led a failed immigration strategy driven by their deeply held xenophobic ideology and cynical political ambitions, not guided by the best interests of Americans, our families or our economy. The result — a financial crisis at USCIS that will harm thousands of federal workers in the middle of… Continue »

White House Chooses to Hold Dreamers Hostage as DACA Politics Ramp Up   Today, the Supreme Court again delayed announcing its decision on the pending DACA case. Yet several developments relevant to DACA are nonetheless in the news: By 85-13% margin, Americans support Dreamers. A new CBS News poll finds that 85% of Americans –… Continue »

One Year After Passage of H.R. 6, DACA Recipients and TPS Holders Still Fighting for Pathway to Citizenship On the one year anniversary of the passage of H.R. 6 in the House of Representatives, Reps. Lucille Royal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velásquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clark (D-NY) explain in an op-ed for The Hill: “We did our… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

Lawrence Downes, formerly an editorial writer for the New York Times, pens a must-read op-ed in the Los Angeles Times today: “Republicans weaponized ‘amnesty’ to make undocumented immigrants suffer. Let’s take it back.” Downes writes like few others and has long captured the nuances of the immigration debate and the humanity of immigrants with rare… Continue »