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Cesar Vargas: Romney's Ending of Deferred Action Would Send DREAMers "Back to the Shadows"

Last week, Mitt Romney made big news by finally announcing what he would do about President Obama’s deferred action policy: while he claims he would recognize the deferred action granted to DREAMers during Obama’s tenure, he would end the program upon taking office, leaving DREAMers who do not receive their deferrals by January 20th, 2013 … Continue reading »

Maryland Students Rally Support For Question 4; New Study Shows Economic Benefits

Four weeks from today, Maryland voters will have the chance to defend the DREAM Act by voting FOR Question 4.  So far, the polling looks good for our side. Supporters of Question 4, led by students, took to the streets over the weekend with a march by young people that concluded with a rally at the … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio Tries to Rewrite History of GOP Blocking DREAM Act in 2010

Back in November of 2010, of the first things Marco Rubio did after being elected to the United States Senate was announce his opposition to the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act “is not the right approach” to helping young undocumented immigrants, he said at the time.  “In fact, it makes having a legal immigration system … Continue reading »

New Report Reveals the Economic Benefits of Passing the DREAM Act

What would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by pass­ing the DREAM Act? That’s the  focus of a new report released by the Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy. The report reveals that … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney's Answer on Deferred Action for DREAMers Fails to Reassure

After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post. This is what he said: “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a … Continue reading »

Romney’s Answer on Deferred Action a Step in the Right Direction, But He Still Avoids the Key Questions

Against a Background of Hard Line Positioning, Welcome Move Fails to Reassure Washington, DC- After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post.  Said Romney, “The people who have received the special … Continue reading »

Elizabeth Warren Strongly Supports DREAM Act; Scott Brown Calls It "Back Door Amnesty"

Last week, America’s Voice unveiled a spotlight on six key Senate races of importance to Latino and immigrant voters. One of the key races we highlighted is the Massachusetts contest between incumbent Senator Scott Brown (R) and his challenger Elizabeth Warren (D). Last night, Brown and Warren participated in their second debate. And, the immigration issue was front and … Continue reading »

Will He or Won't He? Romney Keeps Ducking Questions About Obama Deferred Action Policy

The Romney presidential campaign continues to duck answering basic questions regarding a potential President Romney’s immigration policy. Yesterday, Radio Bilingüe featured both Obama and Romney campaign spokespeople on host Samuel Orozco’s Spanish language show.  During the interview, Romney spokesperson Sharon Castillo refused to say whether Romney would keep or rescind the deferred action program for DREAMers–yet still tried to … Continue reading »