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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Threatened 18-year old DREAMer: "Now I Know Where You Live"

Ugly story in The Hill today about a confrontation between Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and a DREAMer from California, Jessica Bravo: A conservative congressman got into a heated exchange over immigration last week with one of his constituents who is living in the country illegally. Two very different accounts have emerged from the Feb. 6 meeting … Continue reading »

United We Dream Lays Down Markers for Immigration Reform With 20 Point Plan

Here’s the press release from UWD: Today, on a telephonic press conference, immigrant youth leaders with United We Dream released 20 specific policy principles for immigration reform, laying out a common-sense agenda for change and demanding a path to citizenship in less than 7 years without any unreasonable or unfair requirements.  As the immigration reform debate kicks into high … Continue reading »

California GOP Club Won't Support Anti-Immigrant Assemblyman's Campaign For Governor

Former California Governor Pete Wilson created the path to Latino power in his state when he aggressively pursued Proposition 187 back in 1984. He dug a deep hole for the GOP — and they’ve only continued to dig it deeper since then. This year, Wilson was a co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. When it … Continue reading »

NYT: DREAMers Say It's Obama's Time to Act

It’s been an amazing year for DREAMers, who won protection from deportation this year when President Obama announced his deferred action (DACA) program, and became a national political story when they helped to mobilize record numbers of the Latino vote in last month’s elections.  Today–as DREAMers from all over the nation are gathering in Kansas … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach's Vision on Immigration Has Dug a Hole for the GOP

Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)  criticized Mitt Romney’s post-election “gift” comments and offered advice to the Republican Party regarding its lurch to the right on immigration policy and its thumping by Latino voters: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.  He [Romney] keeps digging.” Added Senator Graham, “The Hispanic community, 71 percent voted for … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach and the Deep Hole He Has Dug for the GOP on Immigration

Kris Kobach and the Deep Hole He Has Dug for the GOP on Immigration Washington, DC – Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)  criticized Mitt Romney’s post-election “gift” comments and offered advice to the Republican Party regarding its lurch to the right on immigration policy and its thumping by Latino voters: “When you’re in a … Continue reading »

Maryland DREAM Act Wins Big

The Maryland DREAM Act won broad support in a state referendum this week, which means that Maryland DREAMers will continue to benefit from increased access to higher education in the state.  Thanks to voters in Maryland, the immigrant rights movement took another step forward at the ballot box. According to In These Times: In Maryland, … Continue reading »

Voto latino: Pa'lante con Obama; Republicanos pa'trás sin el voto latino

El Gigante despertó y espera resultados en sus temas de interés Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Los votantes latinos de Estados Unidos no sólo prefirieron a Barack Obama sobre el candidato republicano Mitt Romney por cifras abrumadoras sino que al hacerlo enviaron claros mensajes al Partido Republicano sobre su … Continue reading »

DREAMers To Linda McMahon: It's Not Enough To Parrot Romney On Immigration

As we’ve been reporting, the DREAM Action Coalition has been traveling across the country, protesting and rallying against anti-immigrant candidates up for election this year. One of their targets is Connecticut’s GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon, the WWE magnate who famously spent $50 million to lose a Senate campaign. McMahon hasn’t been completely unreliable on immigration-related … Continue reading »

Educating Maryland Kids Kicks Off Week of Action To Build Support FOR Question 4

There are just two weeks left until Election Day and the Educating Maryland Kids campaign supporting Question 4 and the state DREAM Act is in full gear. We received this update from the campaign, highlighting the upcoming events this week that will rally in favor of the Maryland DREAM Act — and push supporters to Vote FOR … Continue reading »