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Immigration 101: What is a DREAMer?

What is a DREAMer? When it comes to immigration reform, a “Dreamer” (often spelled “DREAMer”) refers to a young person who qualifies for the DREAM Act. DREAM Act and DACA The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a piece of legislation first introduced to congress in 2001 that grants a pathway … Continue reading »

ICYMI: 10 Times Marco Rubio Turned His Back on Immigrants

Juan Escalante of America’s Voice Documents Defining Moments in Marco Rubio’s Past that Pro-Immigration Voters Will Not Forget Today, ahead of this weekend’s Kemp Forum in South Carolina, Juan Escalante, Digital Campaign Manager at America’s Voice, highlights in a new Medium post the top moments when Marco Rubio “turned his back on immigrants” in favor … Continue reading »

Pennsylvania DREAM Act Could Finally Make In-State Tuition A Reality For Undocumented Students

Undocumented students across Pennsylvania might have a chance of benefiting from in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. State Senator Lloyd Smucker  (R – 13 District) is the main sponsor of SB 760, otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Dream Act, a bill that would grant in-state tuition for undocumented students. In a recent statement, Senator … Continue reading »

Immigration Leaders From Around Nation Join AV For First-Ever “Dignity Days” Conversation

Yesterday, America’s Voice launched the first-ever “Dignity Days,” a virtual discussion to highlight the efforts from immigration leaders who are spearheading local and state immigration victories around the country. As Republicans have both failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and then blocked President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions shielding millions of immigrant families from deportation, activists … Continue reading »

Effort To Repeal The Texas Dream Act On Life Support

With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From The Dallas Morning News: Barring some … Continue reading »

Texas DREAM Act Repeal Effort is Running Out Of Time

Time is running out for Republicans in the Texas State Legislature, and that is a very good thing. After a rollercoaster of speculations, the repeal of the Texas DREAM Act seems to be less likely by the day. Early last week, America’s Voice reported how Republican Senators were slowly mounting their opposition to the measure: … Continue reading »

Rep. Ruben Gallego Urges AZ Board Of Regents To Support In-State Tuition Rates For AZ DREAMers

The Arizona Board of Regents is currently considering a proposal that could make college more affordable for DREAMers. Because of a 2006 voter-passed state initiative, undocumented students are currently ineligible for in-state tuition rates. But yesterday, the Arizona Board of Regents announced they’d consider lowering tuition rates for DREAMers who live in Arizona to only … Continue reading »

GOP-Led Bill To Repeal Texas DREAM Act Appears Stalled, For Now

SB1819, a bill to end the Texas DREAM Act, which has been a priority of Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, appears to be losing some momentum. At the time of this writing, SB1819 is not present in the Senate’s intent calendar, a possible indication that the Republican majority has yet to gather the votes it … Continue reading »

Rand Paul Runs Away Again, This Time From Immigration Reform

File this one away for the next time Rand Paul claims he’s pro-immigrant. From Right Wing Watch: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul recently sat down with the far-right outlet WorldNetDaily to discuss immigration reform, an issue about which he has been all over the map. The Republican presidential candidate, who stated in 2013 that any legal … Continue reading »

Opposition to Texas Dream Act Repeal Effort Grows

Despite Opposition from the Left and the Right, Texas Legislature Moves Forward with Efforts to Repeal State Dream Act Opposition to the Texas Dream Act repeal effort continues to mount.  In recent weeks, a growing and diverse coalition of voices have come together to speak out against SB1819, a bill that promises to terminate in-state tuition … Continue reading »