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Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto: DREAMers Win Professional Licenses

More than 100 Nebraska DREAMers broke into cheers yesterday as the state legislature overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts veto of a bill that would allow DACA recipients to apply for professional licenses. 30 votes were needed to override Ricketts — undocumented youth won 31 in the end. Though the legislation had the support of business, religious … Continue reading »

Nebraska DACA Recipients A Step Closer To Winning Professional Licenses

DACA recipients in the red state of Nebraska are a step closer to being able to work as teachers, nurses, and doctors. Yesterday, the unicameral legislature passed a measure 33-11 allowing DREAMers to apply for professional licenses that would let them work in more than 170 professions, “from electricians and pharmacists to tattoo artists and … Continue reading »

Miguel Aguilar is A Soccer Star — And Leading Republican Presidential Candidates Would Deport Him

Miguel Aguilar made sports history when he was chosen in the first round of the Major League Soccer draft last year —  “the first time that ever happened,” proudly proclaimed his hometown newspaper in Sacramento, California. Miguel’s story is the story of the American Dream. The son of a single mom, Miguel grew up in … Continue reading »

Activist Cesar Vargas Becomes First DACA Recipient To Be Sworn In As An Attorney In New York

Cesar Vargas, a leading immigration activist who is now helping shape the 2016 Presidential campaign as a strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders, yesterday became the first DACA recipient to be sworn in as an attorney in the state of New York. It was the end of a four year battle for Vargas, who passed the … Continue reading »

Georgia’s Supreme Court Leaves Undocumented Students In Limbo

Undocumented students in Georgia are not giving up on their fight for access to in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this morning that the Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously rejected to an appeal that would have allowed undocumented students across to gain access to in-state tuition rates: In its … Continue reading »

“Rubio Wants To Deport Me”: Immigrant Youth Interrupt Marco Rubio During SC Forum

DREAMers and activists from United We Dream Action interrupted Marco Rubio at the Kemp forum in South Carolina this past weekend to call out his anti-DACA attacks as his campaign continues to veer to the right. From UWD Action: Since championing comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, Senator Rubio has consistently walked back his support for … 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 »

Youngest DREAMers Need Not Apply: The Other Troubling Part of Marco Rubio’s DACA Comments

Lynn Tramonte: “Senator Rubio has Sunk to a New Low; Pro-Immigration Voters Will Certainly Remember” A number of leading observers reported on the significance of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s statement yesterday that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as President, regardless of whether Congress has passed immigration legislation.  As Suzanne Gamboa reported for NBC … Continue reading »

New United We Dream Survey Shows Huge Positive Impacts In Daily Lives Of DACA Recipients

A new United We Dream survey of more than 1,750 DACA recipients showcases how the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program has led to drastic improvements in the daily lives of undocumented youth. The United We Dream survey — one of the largest of its kind to date — shows “that DACA recipients have made … 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 »