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Dream Act and Immigrant Youth

“DREAMer Generation” Uses 3D Printing To Tell The Stories Of Eight Young Immigrants

An innovative new tool — 3D printing — is helping to tell the stories of eight young immigrants “who dared to dream”. The project, titled “DREAMer Generation,” is a collaboration between “HBO” filmmaker Will Caballero and Univision, and features Lorella Praeli, Walter Barriento, Cristina Jimenez, Julio Calderon, Jose Machado, Moises Serrano, and Paola Angy Rivera. Filmmaker @willcaballero used … Continue reading »

What’s at Stake this November: Whether DREAMers in America are Protected or Deported

Two of the 750,000 Targeted by Trump and GOP for Deportation Tell Their Story Donald Trump consistently promises that on Day One of his presidency he will immediately end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers. Trump’s election poses a real threat to a real program that is a real benefit … Continue reading »

“This Country Depends On Us”: Undocumented Youth And Allies Arrested At Trump Tower

A group of undocumented youth and allies were arrested this morning by the NYPD after blocking the main entrance to Trump Tower in Manhattan. “We refuse to leave for all the immigrants who deserve dignity and respect for their labor,” tweeted members from Movimiento Cosecha before the protest. “Trump Tower was #BuiltByUs.” That’s a fact. … Continue reading »

Nevada Dreamer Astrid Silva to Headline Democratic National Convention

Speaker Lineup Showcases Diverse, Unified Party Following a Republican National Convention that is sure to further outline Donald Trump’s divisive and dangerous vision for America, the newly released speaker lineup for the Democratic National Convention, promises to strike a markedly different tone. On the first night, themed “United Together”, Nevada DREAMer and Organizing Director of … Continue reading »

New E4FC Project Funding Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs Kicks Off Today

A new fund aimed at providing financial support for entrepreneurial projects led by undocumented young people is kicking off the ground today. Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has launched FUSE, a fund for undocumented social entrepreneurs, “an initiative to foster and provide financial support for the entrepreneurial projects of undocumented young people working to create … Continue reading »

This Letter Jorge Ramos Penned To DREAMers Is Exactly What We Need To Read Right Now

Jorge Ramos: “Be bold. Don’t sit down. Don’t shut up. Don’t be a victim; change the rules of the game. And don’t go anywhere else. This is where you belong.” Yes, our community is hurting from the Supreme Court’s indecision yesterday on United States v. Texas. But we also know we are more determined than … Continue reading »

Inspired By High School Valedictorian’s Bravery, Salutatorian Also Comes Out As Undocumented

High school valedictorian Mayte Lara’s brave decision to reveal her immigration status is inspiring other students to come out as undocumented as well. In a new video from the Austin-American Statesman, the DACA recipient says she never expected her tweet announcing her immigration status to make national headlines, or result in a flood of both praise … Continue reading »

ICYMI: On Anniversary of DACA, Juan Escalante Reflects On Life-Changing Effects of Program, What More Can Be Done

“As I heard President Obama speak in the Rose Garden, I knew that I could still fight, that my voice still mattered, that immigration reform was still possible.” Today marks the four year anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). As similar programs—expanded DACA and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and … Continue reading »

“Because Of DACA I Am Here”: Mi Familia Vota Celebrates Immigrant And Latino Grads

Millions of Latino and undocumented immigrant youth from around the nation are graduating from school and taking their first steps into the professional world. Mi Familia Vota is honoring six of them in a new post highlighting their stories of perseverance, grit, and success. One of the youth highlighted, Ahtziria Barrera, is a graduate of … Continue reading »

Brave Valedictorian Comes Out As Undocumented During Graduation Speech — And Gets A Standing Ovation

There’s bravery — and then there’s moments like these. Valedictorian Larissa Martinez had no idea how the hundreds sitting in the audience would react to what she was about to announce in her graduation speech, but she knew the time had come to be true to herself. “I’m not going to stand here and give … Continue reading »