Undocumented students across the state of Missouri will have to face a new challenge this upcoming school year. Republicans in the state legislature have moved forward a proposal that would deny undocumented students access to in-state tuition at public college and universities – and instructed the university system to... Continue »
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... Continue »
Last week we introduced you to Ricardo Aca, the young DREAMer and DACA beneficiary who works at a restaurant in one of Donald Trump’s hotels in New York City. As Republicans continue to discuss their extreme stances on immigration and what to do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants... Continue »
Some may not immediately connect Iowa and immigration, but 37,000 undocumented immigrants call the state their home, and contribute tens of millions of dollars every year in local and state taxes. According to 2013 Des Moines Register polling, 77% of Iowans support immigration reform, including a path to citizenship... Continue »
We know where Donald Trump stands when it comes to Ricardo, a 24-year-old DACA-mented man who works at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Trump SoHo. Speaking of Ricardo, Trump told The New York Times, “He’s got a legal work permit. I’ve heard he does a good job.” But, Trump’s policy... Continue »
Why a Hard Working DACAmented Youth is Risking Everything to Stand Up to a Billionaire Bully As the negative coverage surrounding Donald Trump’s inflammatory immigration policy paper continues to spill out, Liz Robbins of the New York Times lifts up a critical, yet missing, voice in the current debate. Meet Ricardo Aca.  Ricardo... Continue »
“Attention, presidential candidates: If they haven’t already…Iowa DREAMers are coming for you.” In a must-read piece, the Des Moines Register profiles the young activists driving the immigration debate in Iowa as both Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates visit to draw support for next year’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. In particular, the... Continue »
I still can’t believe that it has been three years. It was a Wednesday afternoon. I was sitting at my desk at an internship I was finishing for the summer, and I saw my phone ring from the corner of my eye. It was a blocked number. Thinking nothing of... Continue »
One small piece of plastic is drastically improving the lives of undocumented immigrants who call California and Nebraska home. In California — home to nearly three million undocumented immigrants, or about 25% of the nation’s undocumented population — 443,000 undocumented immigrants have received driver’s licenses under new state law, and... Continue »
Let’s talk about this post’s headline for just a second. Yes, today (July 31, 2015) is the last day for DACA beneficiaries with 3-year permits to return their cards to USCIS, and exchange it for two year permits. If this is confusing to you, then don’t worry — you... Continue »