DREAM Act/DACA

Highlighting the Real People in the DACA Stories

AILA member Christopher Kerosky shares an update on the MyAmericanDreams Film Project and asks for help reaching out to stations who can show the documentary which informs viewers about the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and its impact on people’s lives.

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The Deportation Machine Destroys Lives

Kate Voigt, chief editor of AILA’s new report, Cogs in the Deportation Machine, highlights how “the administration has gone to great lengths to deport as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, with little regard for the financial cost or the impact upon American communities.”

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Helping DACA Recipients Renew

In this blog post, Sheila Starkey Hahn, chair of AILA’s National Pro Bono Committee, highlights how helping with DACA renewal clinics and advocating for the Dream Act can change lives, writing “Let’s show everyone again that #AILAStandsWithDreamers.”

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The Senate Debate Begins: Let Your Voice Be Heard

In this blog post, Mo Goldman, member of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, highlights the current debate in the Senate on immigration and urges AILA members and the public to get involved and engage on this issue by making their voices heard as the debate ramps up.

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Deal or No Deal, We Stand With the Dreamers

AILA National Treasurer Allen Orr describes the current efforts to protect Dreamers and urges the administration to get behind legislation with bipartisan support that makes sense both fiscally and morally, rather than forcing a stalemate that could result in the deportation of Dreamers.

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People Are Stepping Up to Help with DACA Fees

In this blog post, AILA member Kara Lynum shares how the public is supporting DACA recipients by covering the filing fee for renewal applications, highlighting the recent example of an impromptu campaign that has brought in more than $23,000 thus far to hep Dreamers in Minnesota.

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The Current Status of DACA

Alma Rosa Nieto, vice chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, reflects on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and highlights two DACA recipients in particular who exemplify why these young people should be permanently protected with the Dream Act.

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Story of a Dreamer Sparks Generosity

AILA Secretary Jeremy McKinney writes about how sharing client stories with the press and public can make a difference and highlights one recent example when a profile of a Dreamer unexpectedly sparked the generosity of a donor.

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