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Protecting the Nearly 800,000 Young Immigrants Covered by DACA Makes Common Sense

January 12, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Mike Coffman (R-CO)  introduced legislation in the House called the BRIDGE Act to protect the nearly 800,000 young people currently protected from deportation and able to work because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).  The bill is the House companion to a BRIDGE […]

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Time for General John Kelly To Take a Stand On DACA, Protecting Immigrants

January 12, 2017

Washington, DC – In what may have been Gen. John Kelly’s first conversation with an undocumented person since being nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Yenimar Cortes from UWD Affiliate Connecticut Students for a Dream, this week explained to him how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program […]

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At Today’s Confirmation Hearings, Children of DACA Recipients, Immigrant Youth and Mothers Call for Saving DACA, Protecting Immigrants from Deportation

Tuesday, January 10, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate is set to hold hearings on Donald Trump’s first two major cabinet nominees: Senator Jeff Sessions who has been nominated to be the next Attorney General of the United States and General John Kelly, who has been nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of […]

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***PRESS CALL*** TOMORROW, January 5th, 1:00 PM EST DIAL: 719-325-2295; PASSCODE: “9639097”

January 4, 2017

Immigrant Advocates to Announce Details of January 14th National Day of Action in DC and Nearly 50 Locations Contact: Nicky Vogt at 202-331-2389; [email protected] OR Adam Luna at 202-486-4030; [email protected] OR Carlos Vogel at 202-239-2133; [email protected] OR María Ponce at 202-394-2139; [email protected] OR Susana Flores at 915-525-2434; [email protected] OR Maria Fernanda Durand at 240-706-2624; [email protected] […]

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Department of Homeland Security Must Not Use Good Faith of Immigrant Youth and Families to Terrorize and Deport Them

January 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrote a letter to Members of Congress reiterating the Department’s intent of only using confidential information provided in applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) for the purpose of that program. To date, the two-year, renewable […]

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Muslim Leaders and Allies Win End to Dormant Muslim Registry Program

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Washington, DC & New York, NY –  Today, South Asian and Muslim immigrant leaders from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), together with MPower Change and MoveOn.org and others, succeeded in pressuring the White House to announce an end to the islamophobic National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), an immigrant registry program created by President […]

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