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Dream Act and Immigrant Youth

Meet The People Under Attack by the GOP

Today House Republicans passed anti-immigrant legislation that would overturn last November’s executive actions, end the DACA program for DREAMers, and maximize deportations of undocumented immigrants settled in America. These Republicans don’t seem to get that for millions of Americans this issue is not political, it is deeply personal. With this vote they are telling American citizen … Continue reading »

Arizona DREAMers Begin Lining Up At Dawn for Driver's Licenses

Arizona’s famously anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent today trying to argue in favor of more deportations — but in Arizona it was a joyous day for local DREAMers, who were finally able to start applying for driver’s licenses after a protracted legal battle with Gov. Jan Brewer.  In photos and tweets, DREAMers were all smiles as they … Continue reading »

AZ DREAMers Already Lining Up for Driver's Licenses, While Arpaio is in DC Petitioning for Deportations

Sheriff Joe Arpaio today is asking a federal judge to suspend President Obama’s executive action until a court ruling can be issued on the constitutionality of the action.  In other words, it’s three days before Christmas, and Arpaio is petitioning a federal court for the resumption of deportations that separate families. Back in Arizona, of course, it’s Arpaio … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Denies Stay: Jan Brewer is Out of Options and AZ DREAMers to FINALLY Apply for Licenses

It took a decision from the Supreme Court, but Jan Brewer’s executive order denying Arizona DREAMers driver’s licenses is finally out of legal options, paving the way for immigrant youth in the state to begin applying as soon as this week. It’s a case that stretches back to 2012 and the very first day of DACA implementation, … Continue reading »

DREAMers Ask GOP Senators: "Do You Want to Deport Me and My Parents?"

United We Dream is on a roll.  Following up on the success of a recent video where they chased members of Congress through the halls of Capitol Hill as the House negotiated the just-passed spending bill, DREAMers have done the same with the Senate side.  Watch the video below as they corner the Senate’s most anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Dreamer from Rep. Steve King’s District Explains Importance of Executive Action to Her Family and Iowa Community

Monica is a DACAmented Dreamer who grew up in rural Iowa and now attends the University Of Northern Iowa. She comes from a mixed status family with a sister who is also a Dreamer as well as two other U.S. citizen siblings. Monica’s member of Congress, Rep. Steve King, is one of the leading Republicans … Continue reading »

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) and Female Staffer Hide in Bathroom from DREAMers

Earlier today, we wrote about this awesome video released by United We Dream, of DREAMers chasing members of Congress around Capitol Hill asking them “do you want to deport me?” There’s also a standalone encounter between one DREAMer, Jose Palacios from Tampa, Florida, and Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), where McCaul and a female staffer are forced to hide in … Continue reading »

DREAMers Ask GOP: "Do You Want to Deport Me and My Parents?"

Must-watch today is this video from United We DREAM, of DREAMers chasing members of Congress around Capitol Hill asking them “do you want to deport me and my parents?”  Watch below: The total non-answers the Republicans give (Mike McCaul tells one DREAMer “you didn’t do it the right way” while Raul Labrador replies “I just want you to … Continue reading »

Lorella Praeli of UWD on Executive Action: 'Olé, Bring It, GOP'

Watch Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy for United We Dream, on Chris Hayes today — partial transcript below.  In response to a question about how Republicans will claim that tonight’s executive action is “amnesty,” Lorella tells Chris Hayes that Republicans had the chance to act, and they didn’t.  Republicans are already losing it, big … Continue reading »