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Acción de Gracias por un nuevo comienzo

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – En la semana de Acción de Gracias estoy agradecida por muchas cosas y una de esas es poder sentir que el cinismo todavía no me ha consumido totalmente cuando de cuestiones políticas se trata. Desde el 7 de noviembre, pasadas las elecciones, escuchar las … Continue reading »

Progress Report Using DHS Data Shows Fewer Individuals Getting Relief and Those Getting Relief are Getting a Worse Deal

After a growing outcry by immigrants, allies, and Members of Congress, outraged at the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy in June 2011 that was supposed to focus immigration enforcement on the “worst of the worst” and spare individuals who have been in the … Continue reading »

Campaign for an American Dream Walkers Hold Protest At Obama Campaign HQ in Denver

As you know, we’ve been publishing a series of posts from the DREAMers of the Campaign for an American DREAM.  In March, they set off from San Francisco to begin a 3,000-mile, 8-month+ walk to Washington, DC to call attention to the DREAM Act and the need for immigration reform. This week, the DREAMers arrived in Denver to … Continue reading »

CAD Walk 2012: Time to Stand up and Fight Back

We’ve been publishing a series of posts from the DREAMers of the Campaign for an American DREAM.  Last month, they set off from San Francisco to begin a 3,000-mile, 8-month+ walk to Washington, DC to call attention to the DREAM Act and the need for immigration reform. Today’s post is from Jonatan Martinez, a DREAMer from Georgia who recently … 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 »

Casa De Maryland Protests DHS Immigration and Deportation Practices

Casa De Maryland took to the streets yesterday to protest the Obama Administration’s failure to implement immigration policy that would keep undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria safe from deportation. And, those activists took to the streets right outside of  the DC headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a. ICE.) Famously known in our advocacy world … Continue reading »

The GOP War on Women and Immigrants Continues: the Battle Over VAWA

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising: Last month we wrote about how Republicans were warring on immigrants and women by opposing revised health care standards for detainees.  Now, a new front in the GOP war against both groups is emerging. Last Friday, Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim and Elise Foley wrote about House Republicans’ plan to hijack the … Continue reading »

NYT's "The Powers of New York" Includes Dream Activists

Sunday’s New York Times featured a profile on “The Powers of New York,” described as: Influence in New York is now wielded by a larger and more diverse array of people. As part of a special issue of Metropolitan, here’s a look at who is at the top and who may be on the way, as … Continue reading »