Earlier today, there was a report from the right-wing site, NewsMax, where Mitt Romney was talking about his immigration record: As for children of those who came to this country illegally, “I want to make sure they have a permanent answer as to what their status will be.” He then suggested he would go beyond… Continue »

Cross-Posted at Huffington Post: The June 27th headline in the Wall Street Journaltrumpeted the arrival of a new era in the politics of immigration. “Obama Gains Among Latinos: Poll Finds Strong Support Among Public for Softer Stance on Youth Deportations.” The piece noted: “Americans by a wide margin favor President Barack Obama’s new policy of halting… Continue »

It’s been an interesting month for politics. So far in June, the Obama Administration made the decision to provide relief for undocumented immigrant youth who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Then the Supreme Court struck down most of the provisions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. And just yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld… Continue »

Cross-Posted at The Sanctuary: President Barack Obama’s announcement on June 15, 2012 granting deferred action for eligible undocumented youth has lifted DREAMers’ hopes about their ability to obtain work permits and removed the fear of deportation. However, with the excitement comes the need to do whatever it takes to start the application process as soon… Continue »

Post-health care decision analysis from Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg notes that the ruling might provide a short respite for Romney from his ongoing immigration debacle: The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act has saved the Romney campaign from its recent message muddle. Romney ran into turbulence as soon as the U.S. Department of… Continue »

El Soñador José Luis Zelaya nos habla del anuncio del presidente Obama de alivio administrativo temporal para los jóvenes indocumentados.  Habló de lo que significa para él, para su comunidad y de por qué todavía es necesario aprobar el proyecto  de ley DREAM Act. También discutió la tragedia de perder al Soñador Joaquin Luna y… Continue »

El 26 de junio de 2012 se llevó a cabo la  graduación anual del DREAM Act en Washington D.C. Este año noté una diferencia muy grande: un énfasis en la salud mental de los Soñadores. Hace dos años fui a la misma graduación y no hubo mención del tema. Esta vez los comentarios de cierre… Continue »