American Dreams articles

Blog: Compromise on ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ is Short of True Reform

By Nancy Landa Mundo Citizen We are only a few days away from legislation being introduced to formalize the national conversation on solutions to the immigration issue that the U.S. has unaddressed since the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. Although we are seeing some Republicans now forcibly crossing the aisle to support

US-educated deportee doesn’t see herself as undocumented but “Citizen of the World”

By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: Final post in a four-part series focusing on DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) The holiday season arrived. I sang through Christmas carols as I finished dressing my apartment with the joyful holiday spirit that lingered in the air. It

Deportation to Shattered DREAMs: Friendship Has No Borders

By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: Third post in a series focusing on DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS)) I set foot on American soil as I got off the bus which had arrived at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border. U.S. Immigration officers were standing ready to

Election Day poll shows most voters supported DREAM students

LatinaLista — Though Romney was only echoing his base when he declared that he would rescind DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a new Election Day poll shows that not everyone in his base agreed with his intention. According to the poll, a “substantial” number of Republicans support DACA. While Democrats are the

Guest Voz: Push Obama to Expand Deferred Action

By Bryan Johnson LatinaLista   Barack Obama won re-election. His actions on immigration in his first four years were indefensible and extremely anti-immigrant. Nonetheless, he did do one thing that concretely benefited immigrants: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Now that the election is over, immigration reform advocates must push the Obama Administration to depoliticize