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Month: July 2015

Mitt Romney Can't Remember His Position on DREAM. Reminder: He'd Veto It

Earlier today, there was a report from the right-wing site, NewsMax, where Mitt Romney was talking about his immigration record: As for children of those who came to this country illegally, “I want to make sure they have a permanent answer as to what their status will be.” He then suggested he would go beyond … Continue reading »

Latest Polls Confirm New Political Reality for Immigration Reform

Cross-Posted at Huffington Post: The June 27th headline in the Wall Street Journaltrumpeted the arrival of a new era in the politics of immigration. “Obama Gains Among Latinos: Poll Finds Strong Support Among Public for Softer Stance on Youth Deportations.” The piece noted: “Americans by a wide margin favor President Barack Obama’s new policy of halting … Continue reading »

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Many Immigrant Families

It’s been an interesting month for politics. So far in June, the Obama Administration made the decision to provide relief for undocumented immigrant youth who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Then the Supreme Court struck down most of the provisions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. And just yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading »

With Obama's DREAM Relief Policy, It's Back to School (or GED) Time for Many DREAMers

Cross-Posted at The Sanctuary: President Barack Obama’s announcement on June 15, 2012 granting deferred action for eligible undocumented youth has lifted DREAMers’ hopes about their ability to obtain work permits and removed the fear of deportation. However, with the excitement comes the need to do whatever it takes to start the application process as soon … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: "Romney is 'caught between a nativist rock and a demographic hard place'"

Post-health care decision analysis from Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg notes that the ruling might provide a short respite for Romney from his ongoing immigration debacle: The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act has saved the Romney campaign from its recent message muddle. Romney ran into turbulence as soon as the U.S. Department of … Continue reading »

Reacción de Soñador al anuncio de Obama

El Soñador José Luis Zelaya nos habla del anuncio del presidente Obama de alivio administrativo temporal para los jóvenes indocumentados.  Habló de lo que significa para él, para su comunidad y de por qué todavía es necesario aprobar el proyecto  de ley DREAM Act. También discutió la tragedia de perder al Soñador Joaquin Luna y … Continue reading »

Comentario sobre la salud mental en la graduación del DREAM Act

El 26 de junio de 2012 se llevó a cabo la  graduación anual del DREAM Act en Washington D.C. Este año noté una diferencia muy grande: un énfasis en la salud mental de los Soñadores. Hace dos años fui a la misma graduación y no hubo mención del tema. Esta vez los comentarios de cierre … Continue reading »