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Lorella Praeli is the co-president of Community Change and Community Change Action and the first recipient of the John D. Podesta Progressive Champion Award.
Oct 24, 2023
The eighth annual survey of DACA recipients shows, yet again, DACA recipients’ many contributions to their communities and the U.S. economy more broadly while highlighting the need for a pathway to citizenship.
Apr 27, 2023
Tom K. Wong, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Diana Pliego, 4 More
Karen Fierro Ruiz, Debu Gandhi, Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.
Jun 15, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Hai-Lam Phan, 4 More
Ala Al Sadi, Daniel Turner, Toni Pandolfo, James Mertz
The seventh annual survey of DACA recipients illustrates DACA’s myriad benefits—as well as why policymakers must create a pathway to citizenship for recipients.
Feb 3, 2022
Tom K. Wong, Claudia Flores, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, 2 More
Karen Fierro Ruiz, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Undocumented immigrants make significant economic contributions and are integral members of communities across the United States; immigration relief is necessary to continue growing the economy and strengthening communities nationwide, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 1, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong
Nearly 600,000 DACA recipients live across the United States, raise 300,000 U.S.-citizen children, and pay $9.4 billion in taxes each year.
Nov 24, 2021
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Trinh Q. Truong
The proposed House budget reconciliation bill would create a pathway to citizenship for 6.9 million Dreamers, those eligible for Temporary Protected Status, and essential workers—including farmworkers—all while boosting U.S. economy.
Sep 13, 2021
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores, Philip E. Wolgin
A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Jul 1, 2021
Philip E. Wolgin
Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.
Jun 14, 2021
Giovanni Peri, Reem Zaiour
DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.
Apr 29, 2021
Claudia Flores, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
The 100-day moratorium on deportations will allow the Biden administration to uncover the depths of lawlessness of the Trump administration’s immigration regime and start to right the ship. The courts must allow it to move forward.
Jan 27, 2021
Millions of undocumented immigrants are on the front lines working to keep Americans safe, healthy, and supported during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 2, 2020
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
DACA continues to be a major success, but the Trump administration’s newest attempt to restrict the initiative threatens this progress.
Oct 5, 2020
Tom K. Wong, Sanaa Abrar, Claudia Flores, 4 More
Tom Jawetz, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Philip E. Wolgin
Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on September 23, 2020.
Sep 28, 2020
As the Supreme Court’s decision goes into effect, the Trump administration must now allow 300,000 young people to file new applications for DACA, including 55,500 of the youngest DACA-eligible individuals who did not previously have the chance to apply.
Jul 13, 2020
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin
Bambadjan Bamba, a Dreamer and immigration activist, is also fighting to end anti-Black racism.
Jul 10, 2020
If the Supreme Court announces that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was lawful, it will be jeopardizing the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of recipients as well as their families and communities.
May 13, 2020
The federal government’s decision to exclude undocumented college students from receiving emergency aid is ungrounded in the CARES Act.
May 5, 2020
Locally, DACA recipients and their families play an important role in metro economies across the country.
Apr 30, 2020
Student affairs leaders at California State University, Dominguez Hills, highlight challenges that students and colleges are facing during the coronavirus pandemic—and explain how policymakers can help them persevere.
Apr 13, 2020
Viviann Anguiano, Marcella Bombardieri
Nearly 203,000 DACA recipients are working in occupations at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in health care, education, and food services.
Apr 6, 2020
Across the nation, nearly 650,000 DACA recipients live, raise 254,000 U.S.-citizen children, and pay $8.7 million in taxes each year.
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Philip E. Wolgin
In anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that could decide their fate, DACA recipients grapple, like other Americans, with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 3, 2020
Stephanie Griffith, Claudia Flores
A recent decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals illustrates why a deportation-only approach to immigration enforcement leads to unfair and unjust outcomes.
Jan 28, 2020
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