All posts tagged "Dream Act"

  • BlogBeat
    The DREAM Movement’s New Agenda: Five Young Immigrants Tell Us Why They’ve Moved Beyond Seeking a Pathway to Citizenship

    By Von Diaz Feet in 2 Worlds No group has been more visible in the struggle for...

  • American Dreams
    #Bringthemhome: Disagreement and parental love behind Dreamer’s plight

    By Gustavo Martínez Contreras Mojado Citizen Marco Saavedra’s dad is torn by the path his son has...

  • General
    Viernes Video: Dreamer: A True American Story

    LatinaLista — Even though President Obama authorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program to grant...

  • Latino Politics
    University of Arkansas sociologist advocates for DREAMers and the DREAM Act in new book

    LatinaLista — For the past six years, University of Arkansas sociologist William A. Schwab has taken an interest in Northwest Arkansas’ Latino community. Since 2011, he’s conducted research on the most vulnerable members of that community — the undocumented children and youth. What he learned compelled him to write the book Right...

  • General
    Romney’s olive branch to Latinos proves to be a zinger of a backfire

    LatinaLista — It’s said that in preparation for his debate tomorrow night with President Obama, Mitt Romney has been working on delivering zingers. Those one-liners that pack a punch and people remember for decades to come. It seems that the Romney camp wants to get some early traction with those zingers. Today,...

  • Life Issues
    New poll and survey show a perfect storm on the horizon for DREAM Act passage

    LatinaLista — If ever there was any doubt if the American people were in favor of or against the DREAM Act, a new poll should re-highlight the public’s sentiment on the issue. A national survey of registered voters’ views on immigration, commissioned by the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, found that the majority...

  • American Dreams
    American Dream: Southern Hospitality on full display during FL DREAMer DACA Clinics

    by Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista FLORIDA CITY, FL — It’s been two weeks since a group of dynamic DREAMers, along with their ally organizations, have carried out deferred action clinics in Florida City, Florida. Located about 35 miles from Miami, FL, in a mainly suburban and agricultural town, hundreds of people gathered outside the...

  • American Dreams
    Comic journalism brings one DREAMer’s story to readers in drawings

    LatinaLista — The story of Jessica Colotl, the Kennesaw State University graduate, whose arrest as an underclassman, for being an undocumented student caused a nationwide firestorm among DREAMers, could easily be just another news story of an immigrant student fighting the nation’s deportation policy — if it weren’t for one thing. Unlike other...

  • American Dreams
    Illinois’ Rep. Gutierrez to announce launch of new site for DREAM-eligible youth and recognize DREAM Relief day

    LatinaLista — President Obama is still riding high with Latino voters since he announced deferred action for all undocumented youth who fit the criteria for the DREAM Act. While his critics have doubled down in trying to stir public outrage over his decision, supporters are doing their best to advise undocumented youth on...

  • General
    In suspicious move, union ICE boss appears with GOP senators to denounce DREAMer policy

    LatinaLista — Once upon a time being Commander-in-Chief meant that though people who worked in the various federal agencies disagreed with the man in the Oval Office, they may have griped among themselves but didn’t go public and certainly never held a joint press conference with the opposing political party. Yet, for...

  • American Dreams
    Like the new NBA champions, DREAMers too relishing a win but know the fight is not over

    By Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista As I was watching the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma Thunder, I drew the parallels between the Heat winning and the President’s DREAMer policy announcement. A week ago, undocumented young Americans celebrated the bold move President Barack Obama made across the country. The policy ensures the 1.4 million...

  • Local Stories
    San Antonio readers respond to immigration policy change

    La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio is buzzing about the Obama Administration’s announcement that they are...

  • Latino Politics
    Has Obama sewn up the Latino vote?

    LatinaLista — Today’s announcement by President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that the deportation of undocumented young people will be deferred for up to two years was an unexpected gift. Though there is certain criteria that must be met: Came to the United States under the age...

  • American Dreams
    American DREAMer: The President Can Wake us up from our Nightmare

    By Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista I sat up and realized it was only a dream. But was it really? A few nights ago, I dreamt that I was driving my partner Jose to school. It was raining and the road was slippery. I was flustered because I did not know where I was...

  • Life Issues
    DREAM students launch new campaign on National Day of Action

    LatinaLista — Another school year is coming to an end and for the thousands of undocumented students who are graduating from high school, there’s nothing to look forward to: If they live in a state where racist legislators have enacted laws barring these students from getting in-state tuition. If they live in...

  • American Dreams
    Report: Undocumented youth turn to civic activism to fight for their right to stay in the U.S.

    LatinaLista — UC Irvine anthropologist Leo Chavez and Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service, have co-authored a study showing how undocumented immigrant youth, faced with dwindling options in life due to their citizenship status, resort to political and civic activism. The study, “Awakening to...

  • American Dreams
    The Saga of Immigrant Youth — the gap between feeling American and becoming American on paper

    By Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista Next month, the country’s educational community celebrates the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Plyler vs. Doe. In Plyer vs. Doe, the high court ruled in June 1982 that it was against the law to prohibit primary and secondary education to an undocumented student....

  • Education
    Guest Voz: Undocumented youth explains why she’s willing to risk deportation

    LatinaLista — The undocumented youth of the Immigration Reform movement are known as the DREAM Act students — young people who were brought to this country by their parents as infants, toddlers, preteens or teens and who embraced being an “American” to the point that until they graduated from high school or...

  • Education
    DREAM Act students journey to DC for inaugural class of DREAM University

    LatinaLista — Washington DC is home to some of the country’s finest universities — Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, Howard — and it is also home to a new one christened DREAM University. DREAM University (DU) is for those students otherwise known as DREAM Act students — students either denied seeking a college...

  • Children
    New poll shows majority of American public don’t want to see undocumented youth deported

    LatinaLista — As much as the proponents of rounding up undocumented immigrants and sending them back across the border hate it, the majority of Americans have made it a point to publicly support one type of undocumented immigrant — the children. Newly released bipartisan poll about the DREAM Act. We have seen...

  • Education
    Deportation case of Harvard student stirs unrest in Latino community for passage of the DREAM Act

    LatinaLista — Harvard sophomore and undocumented student, Eric Balderas, got some welcome news over the weekend — he would no longer face deportation to Mexico. It seems Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a change of heart. It could have been because of Sen. Durbin, who lobbied for leniency on behalf of...

  • Education
    Sen. Reid: “We can’t just do the DREAM Act.”

    LatinaLista — On a special conference call this afternoon with several women bloggers, Latina Lista included, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the lines to discuss a wide range of issues — from the First Lady’s recent visit to Nevada to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative to the BP oil spill,...

  • Education
    Arrested DREAM Act students may prove to be the leaders in the immigration debate

    LatinaLista — It’s been debated in certain circles for awhile that maybe the Latino community would be farther along with Washington in the immigration debate if there was one leader whose actions and words could spur both Congress and the collective Latino community into action. People have been looking towards our national...

  • Children
    President’s dropout recovery plan lacks four components to help Latino students

    LatinaLista President Obama outlined a plan today to reduce the high school dropout rate. He deserves kudos for understanding that this educational crisis goes beyond local communities and state jurisdictions, and has serious national implications for the future. According to the President’s statistics: Every school day, about 7,000 students decide to drop...

  • General
    Mr. President, It is time to grant a moratorium on deportations of youth raised in the U.S. until immigration reform is passed

    LatinaLista — First, there was Benita. Then came Walter. After that, Taha. Now, it’s Herta. These are the names of young people who faced deportation from the Department of Homeland Security because their parents brought them to live in the United States when they were very young, overstayed their initial visits and...