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My DREAMer Identity and Its Complexities

“Where are you from?” This is a question that has become increasingly difficult to answer as I get older. Growing up in Miami, I was “la peruana” or “la peruanita” — labels that delineated and affirmed my Peruvian identity. Although I did not know too many Peruvians (I was surrounded by many when compared to … Continue reading »

May 17, 2012: DREAMers Launch "Right to DREAM" Campaign With National Day of Action

Tomorrow, United We Dream (UWD) is hosting rallies, marches and protests as part of its “Right to DREAM” campaign’s National Day of Action. Frustrated with the Obama Administration, undocumented youth around the country are calling on President Obama to keep families together and use his executive powers to protect DREAMers from deportation. In a press … Continue reading »

Obama’s “evolution” on DREAM

President Barack Obama’s announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage came, he said, as the result of a process of “evolution” and a question of principles. The announcement was a risky political move, to be sure, to make a handful of months before the general election; it will undoubtedly help him with a broad and … Continue reading »

Video: DREAMers Across the Nation Proclaim Their Right to DREAM

Yesterday we wrote about the “Right to DREAM” campaign that United We Dream is launching, the declaration of students from all over the country that they have a right to live with their families without fear.  As we head into the big National Day of Action this Thursday, we wanted to share with you a … Continue reading »

United We DREAM Steps Up Pressure For Relief, Launches "Right to DREAM" Campaign

Record high deportations, Secure Communities and 287g enforcement programs, and millions of people still living in the shadows — This is the Obama Administration’s mark on immigration policy. Undocumented youth and their allies aren’t having it any longer. They’re speaking truth to power through a new campaign called the Right to DREAM. “Enough is enough…through … Continue reading »