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Texas Republicans Rev Up Attempt to Repeal State Dream Act

With 2016 Presidential Wannabes in the Hot Seat on Immigration, How Will the 2016 GOP Field Respond? Republicans in the Texas State Legislature seem intent on repealing the Texas Dream Act, legislation that enables eligible high school students from Texas who are undocumented to pay in-state tuition rates to attend the state’s public universities.  Texas was … Continue reading »

Repeal of Texas DREAM Act Becomes Issue for GOP 2016 Candidates

As we noted Friday, Republicans in Texas are considering repealing the state DREAM Act. The first hearing on repeal legislation takes place today. That should have national implications and there’s a very good chance the Texas DREAM Act will be debated during the GOP presidential contest, as it was in 2012.  Today, the New York … Continue reading »

Texas Republicans Set on Repealing the TX Dream Act

Republicans in Texas are leading an effort to repeal the Texas Dream Act, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2001. SB 1819, a bill that promises to terminate in-state tuition rates and state financial assistance to all undocumented students across the Lone Star State, is currently sailing through the State Senate. … Continue reading »

Florida Senate Puts Politics Before Reason On Immigration

Republican Governors and Attorneys Generals — including Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi — recently filed a lawsuit to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The controversial move has prohibited 253,000 Florida immigrants from applying to the DACA+ and DAPA programs, and has prevented the state of Florida from taking advantage of the $607.9 million … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Immigration Laws Pushing “Exclusion are the Cause of America’s Shame and Regret Throughout Its History”

Must-Read New York Times Editorial Captures Current Moment in Immigration Debate In an editorial titled, “The Scrambled States of Immigration,” The New York Times weaves a range of recent developments together into a must-read piece capturing the current moment in the immigration debate. The editorial concludes by reminding us that “laws and policies that deny rights and push exclusion are the … Continue reading »

DREAMers End Hunger Strike For NY DREAM Act On César Chávez Day

Dozens of DREAMers ended their week-long hunger strike late yesterday evening after Governor Andrew Cuomo finalized the New York state budget without the inclusion of the DREAM Act. The New York Immigration Coalition, one of the groups that had been fighting to have DREAM reinserted into the budget, released this statement: “It is shameful that … Continue reading »

New Report From CAP: For Many Undocumented Students, Access To A College Education Is Simply Not A Reality

The Center For American Progress released a report today on the need for further access to affordable, higher education for undocumented students. In January, President Obama announced his “America’s College Promise” plan to assist youth and adults in accessing a community college education. But when it comes to a four-year and post-secondary education, a combination … Continue reading »

50+ DREAMers Rally, Go On Hunger Strike For NY DREAM Act

Yesterday afternoon, over 50 New York DREAMers and their allies pledged a hunger strike after Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would be dropping the NY DREAM Act from the annual budget. Gov. Cuomo — who had campaigned on making the DREAM Act a reality, and up until last week was still promoting the bill to … Continue reading »

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Promised To Make The DREAM Act A Reality — Is He Walking It Back Now?

When the Republican-led NY State Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act by a razor-thin margin last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo made the legislation a pivotal part of his re-election campaign and promised to include the bill in his next budget. Cuomo won, and when he again touted the DREAM Act in January’s State of … Continue reading »